[13 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Room & Board at White Provision Walking the Walk on Environmental Responsibility

As the establishing frontrunner of Westside Atlanta’s emerging design district, Minneapolis-based furniture retailer Room & Board broke ground in May 2009 as the anchoring cornerstone tenant of the mixed-use White Provision development. Nationally acclaimed with a local point of view, Room & Board’s 11 U.S. stores actively support the protection of natural resources, from selecting wood harvested exclusively from well-managed local and regional forests to partnering with small, family-owned businesses sharing a passion for the tradition of American furniture-making.
Dedicated to harmonizing social, economic and environmental responsibility while crafting heirloom quality …

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[23 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
National Wildlife Week Sunday, Mar 13, 2011 until Sunday, Mar 20, 2011

 

Get Wild, Child!
Be Out There At Home, School and Play
Celebrate National Wildlife Week by doing what comes naturally. Whatever you do—at home, school or play—do it outdoors and have fun! Climb trees, chase butterflies, dig in the dirt and celebrate nature. You’ll become healthier, happier and more connected to the world around you.
Get Wild At Home
Receive a custom Family Activity Passport featuring a week’s worth of local animals and plants to watch for, tips for gardening with children, and games. Download fun nature-themed activities, find local outdoor spots to visit …

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[14 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
48 Go Green Comes to Atlanta

Inspired by INTO THE COLD’s Sebastian Copeland, on the weekend of February 18 – 20 a dozen teams in Atlanta will join an international community of filmmakers to compete in a whirlwind competition to create a film that draws attention to the environmental challenges facing our planet.
Atlanta is one of only 8 cities on the planet hosting a LIVE in-person premier screening.   Come watch this unpredictable line-up of dynamic shorts made by Atlanta’s most adventurous filmmakers.
48 Go Green Teams include:
Creative Studios of Atlanta, Ken Feinberg
DFJ Productions, Josh Lawrence
doactcrazy, David Fugate
FUGO …

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[14 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
New Nonprofit Aims to Improve Environment and Quality of Life in Buckhead

Livable Buckhead, Inc. Focuses on Sustainability and Community Vitality
An innovative new nonprofit organization in Buckhead has its sights set on ensuring a green future for the community. Green, not only in terms of environmental sustainability, but also the social and community vitality that generate economic development.
Livable Buckhead is a recently incorporated 501(c)3 organization spearheaded by leaders of the Buckhead Area Transportation Management Association (BATMA). Livable Buckhead will build on BATMA’s 11 years of experience in the transportation arena by implementing programs that bring environmental sustainability to other aspects of the …

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[13 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
National Ground Water Awareness Week, March 6-12, 2011

 Mar 6, 2011 until Mar 12, 2011 
Ground Water Awareness Week spotlights this valuable and renewable resource that is essential to the health and well being of humanity and the environment. For example, about half of the U.S. population receives its drinking water from wells and more than 90 percent of the fresh water in the United States and around the world is groundwater.
The Web site of the National Ground Water Association contains information on:

What is ground water?
Ground water’s importance to the environment
Ground water’s importance to people
Ground water stewardship
Ground water …

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[13 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Georgia Walk to School Day, Wednesday March 2nd

Wednesday, Mar 2, 2011

The Georgia Safe Routes to School Resource Center sponsors Georgia Walk to School Day each March. While, schools are encouraged to host their event the first Wednesday in March, they can choose any day in March that best fits their needs.
This year’s state-wide event is Wednesday, March 2. While the events are commonly called, Walk to School Day, the spirit of the event encourages walking or bicycling.
Register your event online and then explore the Web site for ideas and materials for planning and implementing your event.
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[13 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Room & Board at White Provision Walking the Walk on Environmental Responsibility

As the establishing frontrunner of Westside Atlanta’s emerging design district, Minneapolis-based furniture retailer Room & Board broke ground in May 2009 as the anchoring cornerstone tenant of the mixed-use White Provision development. Nationally acclaimed with a local point of view, Room & Board’s 11 U.S. stores actively support the protection of natural resources, from selecting wood harvested exclusively from well-managed local and regional forests to partnering with small, family-owned businesses sharing a passion for the tradition of American furniture-making.
Dedicated to harmonizing social, economic and environmental responsibility while crafting heirloom quality …

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[8 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

First Arts Organization in the Country with LEED Gold Headquarters
It’s official! Atlanta Ballet’s new, “green” headquarters – the Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre – has received LEED Gold certification, the second highest rating awarded for sustainable building construction. The Centre will grand open with a weekend of festivities August 14.
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is the internationally recognized stamp of approval from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The building, almost twice the size of its West Peachtree Street predecessor, will be the permanent home for the …

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[1 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
The Sustainable Brands Movement, August 12

The Sustainable Brands Movement
August 12, 5-7PM
at Nelson Mullins
Sustainable Life Media just completed their Sustainable Brands conference in June. More than 700 brand leaders from around the country and internationally attended, including well-known global brands such as Best Buy, Clorox, The Coca-Cola Company, Del Monte Foods, Dell, eBay, Frito Lay, IDEO, Nokia, Nike, Panasonic, PepsiCo, SAP, Sierra Nevada, Starbucks, Staples, Target, Timberland, Unilever and Williams Sonoma.
Register today to reserve your place
KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, Founder of Sustainable Life Media, and John Marshall Roberts, CEO of Worldview Learning bring their sustainability knowledge to …

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