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[17 Apr 2009 | One Comment | ]
Alpharetta Hosts Water Conservation Event

The Second Annual Alpharetta Water Conservation Festival will be held on Saturday, May 2 at Rock Mill Park, located at 3100 Kimball Bridge Road.  The event will run from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
The event features a schedule of informative and fun workshops, including:
10:00          Farmer D. of Mother Nature Network, will give a fun and informative workshop on organic gardening and sustainable urban gardening
11:30          Louse Estabrook, UGA Cooperative Extension Agent will entertain you with her presentation on landscaping in a thirsty environment (Xeriscaping)
11:45          Stay for the test to receive Certification …

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[17 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Green Source Magazine is out from McGraw Hill Construction

The April 2009 GreenSource is out! Check out these features:
- Making Sense of Green Product Certifications
- Biophilia in Architecture
- LEED Platinum at National Audubon Society
- Products roundup

Read more at GreenSource.
The website policy articles, project case studies, info on continuing education, product highlights, book reviews, videos and forums.
Editorial content for GreenSource is a collaboration of BuildingGreen with McGraw-Hill Construction.

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[17 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Cobb Schools Expand Conservation Programs, Including Partnership With Clean Air Campaign

The Cobb County School District is ‘thinking green’ by expanding efforts to conserve resources and partnering with the Clean Air Campaign to build a community of Clean Air Schools. During its April 15 work session, the Board of Education enthusiastically supported the new partnership with Clean Air Campaign, a non-profit organization that works with Georgia businesses, schools and individuals to promote clean air policy and commute options for employees. The District’s maintenance and transportation departments also presented detailed plans to improve …

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[17 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
AIA Announces Top Ten Green Projects for 2009

The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA-COTE) has announced its Top Ten Green Projects for 2009. Full profiles of these projects are available at www.aiatopten.org and at www.buildinggreen.com.
See a brief description of each here.

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[17 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Green Wednesdays with Green Chamber of the South

The Green Chamber of the South holds every first Wednesday of the month an informal gathering of like-minded professionals and individuals interested in connecting with others to share ideas on Green Business.  At each meeting we have a short presentation by one of our members and the rest of the time is devoted to networking.
Date: May 6, 2009
Time: 11:45
Location: TBD
Cost: your own lunch
Presenter: Erin Oxford Clark / The Clean Air Campaign. “Alternative Ways to Work”

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[17 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Another EarthCraft House Certified Georgia Builder

It’s amazing that so many new home builders are taking the time and effort to be more knowledgeable about green building techniques. I know we have talked repeatedly about the fact that the green trend is one of the hottest topics in the real estate industry, but that is because it is not just a trend. Instead, it is the new wave of the industry – it is THE way to build. If you have not yet begun incorporating green building practices into your new construction, then you have fallen …

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[17 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Project Green Prom at Whole Foods

Whole Foods Markets have planned an April full of earthy events! This month, the company marks one whole year without disposable plastic grocery bags, keeping an estimated 150 million bags out of landfills and tripling reusable bag use. Don’t we all look a little more chic when accessorized with colorful reuseables? Shoppers can pick up Whole Foods Market’s “Make a Green Change: 30 Ways in 30 Days” calendar, crammed with small daily actions that make a big difference over the course of a year. Through month …

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[14 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]

While most of us assume outside watering is our greatest water usage, actually it is toilet flushing that consumes the greatest percentage of water-35 percent of household water use. This fact presents us with the greatest possibility of conserving water by installing new commodes that need only 1.6-gallon per flush as opposed to the old ones consuming 3.5-7-gallons per flush. The retrofit program provides rebates to help finance this retrofit.
To receive a rebate, Atlanta water/sewer customers must:
•    Own/rent a residence that was built prior to 1993 and have fixtures not …

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[14 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
GO GREEN GET REWARDS @ UNDERGROUND ATLANTA  Volunteer Rewards Program Celebrates Launch May 16, 2009

GoGreenGetRewards.com is a volunteer rewards program created to support environmental Non-Profits and reward social activism. Their website launch will be celebrated with an incredible Green Rewards Festival at Underground Atlanta from 12 Noon to 5pm on Saturday May 16th, 2009.  The festival features live music with Room 2 Groove, an eco-fashion show, free onsite electronic recycling and lots of green giveaways throughout the day. Children will enjoy creating crafts at our green kid zone while being captivated by the one and only Captain Planet.  Local organic restaurants will offer healthy, …

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[11 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
ArtFest, Farmer’s Market & Children Going Green in Alpharetta

Artists from throughout the U.S. are getting creative for the Alpharetta Arts Streetfest. This colorful festival will take place 10 am to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19, 2009 on Milton Avenue in the Alpharetta Historic District. Admission and parking are free to the public.
Festival-lovers and arts enthusiasts can look forward to two days of strolling through outdoor galleries filled with fine paintings, mixed media, photography, pottery and jewelry as well as textile, glass, wood, metal and paper art. The 104 artists to be featured in the 5th Alpharetta …