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[27 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

Marietta, GA – Park Street Elementary School has earned Green School status for its participation in the Cobb County Green School Initiative. The school is actively working on earning Green School Gold status.
“We initially launched our Green School initiative in grades 3-5 with our Amazon Interactive grant,” said Park Street Principal, Corey Lawson. “We currently have project service learning activities occurring in all our second grade classes, some in our first grade, and a few in …

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[27 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]
WicksteadWorks Named EarthCraft’s Renovator of the Year

Southface and The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA) named WicksteadWorks as the 2009 Renovator of the Year earlier this month. The Renovator of the Year award distinguishes an EarthCraft House renovator that has gone above and beyond the established measures to decrease energy consumption in an existing home. The annual EarthCraft House Awards honors the leading builders, developers, renovators and manufacturers dedicated to protecting the environment through sustainable design and construction of homes, communities and products. WicksteadWorks is an Atlanta remodeler that builds to a minimum standard …

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[27 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]
$225,000 in proceeds from sale of eco-friendly home benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Environmentally-conscious Midtown Lawyer Purchases Brock Built’s Green House
When Kinshasa K. Williams closed on her new EarthCraft home in West Highlands Dec. 31, 2008, she became the owner of Brock Built’s Green House. The Green House showcases environmentally friendly and sustainable design features attainable by the typical Atlanta family, and has been open to the public for tours since completion in August 2008.   Williams’ purchase not only meant she had found her perfect home, it also resulted in a $225,000 donation to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
“I had been looking for …

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[23 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]
3rd Annual Green Fest in downtown Decatur, May 2 2009 benefits Dogwood Alliance

The Third Annual Green Fest event, sponsored by Dogwood Alliance in downtown Decatur, promises to be the best one yet.  A day of stellar music highlights the day along with great local food, Terrapin Beer, Equal Exchange fairly traded products, artists, children’s fun, and general merry making to benefit Dogwood Alliance and the Decatur Preservation Alliance.
Their partners for the event include the City of Decatur, Southeast Green, Eddie’s Attic, The  Brickstore Pub, Paste Magazine, Tree Sound Studio, and Terrapin Beer Company.
They’ve scheduled the event for May 2 (instead of mid-April …

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[23 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]
Earth Day 2009 Leadership Breakfast

For the EarthShare Georgia Earth Day 2009 Leadership Breakfast, business and non-profit leaders from metro-Atlanta will gather to celebrate innovations in sustainable business practices. Now in its seventh year, the event will be held at the Georgia Aquarium, the world’s largest aquarium, with eight million gallons of fresh and marine water and more aquatic life than found in any other aquarium. Enjoy a view of the Beluga Whales and Whale Sharks, as you breakfast on Wolfgang Puck Catering.
The 2009 keynote speaker will be the new President of Kaiser Permanente, Peter …

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[23 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]
Earth Day Kids Fest is entertaining and educational

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 18th for this year’s Earth Day Kids Fest at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. The fun-filled and educational day is sponsored by Laura Turner Sydell’s Captain Planet Foundation, and includes a host of entertaining and educational activities for children and adults alike. Your family will enjoy many ways to connect with nature and learn fun new ways to help the planet. It’s a must-attend event for every eco-friendly family.

Meet Captain Planet and get EARTH POWER
ThinkSwiss Climate Trail Exhibition – This traveling exhibition explains the …

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[21 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

Zoo Atlanta proudly presents a celebration of the poster planet for wildlife preservation and resource conservation – Earth! Recycle, reuse and re-imagine your view of our world. Browse a super lineup of green exhibitors, meet Zoo mascots, and find out why eco-friendly is eco-fun! The Earth Day Celebration is FREE for Zoo Members and children under 3; FREE with general admission.

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[21 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]
Steve Brock Named Builder Of The Year by EarthCraft House

Another prestigious recognition has been given to Atlanta’s largest intown home builder, Brock Built. This time, the award was honoring their devotion to building energy-efficient new homes in Atlanta that meet the standards of EarthCraft House. At a ceremony held on Thursday, February 19th, the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Southface Energy Institute named Steve Brock, President and founder of Brock Built Homes, EarthCraft Home Builder of the Year. Great Job Brock Built!
Established in 1984, Brock Built Homes has built most of its new homes to EarthCraft standards since …

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[19 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

The City of Suwanee seeks local farmers, gardeners, and others interested in participating in its 2009 Farmers Market.
Participating farmers must register in advance, grow their own produce, and be licensed and certified by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Guidelines and an application are available at www.suwanee.com. For additional information, contact Amy Doherty at adoherty@suwanee.com or 770/945-8996.
The 2009 Suwanee Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday May 2-October 17 (except for September 19) at Town Center Park.

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[17 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

Uncover the “Whole Story” behind the locally raised produce gracing the bins at Whole Foods Market on the store’s blog. The site features inviting slice-of-life interviews held right on the farms. A recent segment spotlights Crystal Organics, a certified organic Garden of Eden, situated an hour east of Atlanta in Newborn, Ga. Nicolas Donck farms this land with plant and human wellness in mind. Seems he was once a sickly lad in Belgium who regained his health when his mother changed to organic foods. Now, from among his fields …

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[17 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

The Walt Disney Studios will celebrate Earth Day 2009 (April 22nd) with the debut of “Earth,” the first feature-length nature documentary from its new production banner, Disneynature. This amazing new film is from award-winning British producer/director Alastair Fothergill, whose credits include the Emmy and Peabody award-winning “Planet Earth” series (BBC and The Discovery Channel) and “The Blue Planet.”
“Earth,” which is produced by BBC Worldwide and Greenlight Media (a Berlin Atlantic Company) and co-directed by Mark Linfield, takes moviegoers on an extraordinary tour of our home planet as it’s never been …

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[17 Feb 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
2009 Environmental Summer Day Camp

At the Atlanta Botanical Garden – Registration begins February 2, 2009
Enroll your child in a summer day camp full of discovery, adventure and nature exploration. Camp sessions include fun and educational activities in the Children’s Garden, Gardens Under Glass, children’s classroom and more. Each day will focus on different environmental themes and include a healthy snack. Children will be immersed in the natural world through stories, games, experiments and arts and crafts. [More information]

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[17 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

Most individuals give little thought to what’s being consumed when they turn on their lights or fire up their furnace. Few workers pay attention to whether or not they’ve turned the air conditioning off when they leave their office building or whether they left the faucets dripping in the company washroom.
In a world where electricity is expected at the flick of a switch and where water rarely fails to flow from the bathtub or shower, the Green Building Resource Center… [for more information visit here]

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[17 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry announced the launch of a new website, called Greenremodeling.org. The purpose of Greenremodeling.org is to establish a body of knowledge for Remodeling Professionals and for Green-minded Homeowners; and to support professional growth in the field of green remodeling and encourage the homeowner to become educated about green homes.
In addition, the newest NARI Radio program is all about “Selling Green” – you can hear it at: NARI.org/NARIradio

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[17 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

EarthShare Georgia provides simple and smart ways for companies and their employees to care for the environment 365 days a year. Annual Earth Day events provide an opportunity for our business partners to connect to the environmental organizations we help support, promoting environmental stewardship, volunteerism, and creative corporate philanthropy.
Click here for a downloadable Earth Day 2009 Sponsorship Packet
Click here for an Earth Day 2009 Press Release