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[27 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
Atlanta Green Expo May 30 & 31, at the World Congree Center

Are you green enough?
Atlanta Green Expo, organized by Global GreenUp, LLC, will be hosting a Go Green and Green Living Expo here in Atlanta. They expect to have Green Business Exhibitors from energy efficient companies to locally grown organic produce. A show sponsor is Growers Alliance Coffee. The event is this weekend May 30 and 31, 2009 at the Georgia World Congress Center between 10am and 5pm. There is a $5 admission fee (kids under 12 are free.)
The expo will be featuring classes and workshops, organic beer, wine and food …

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[13 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
Gwinnett County Begins New Environmental Sustainability Program

Today Gwinnett County government officials announced a comprehensive effort to promote environmentally sustainable policies and practices. The new Gwinnett Environmental Sustainability Program involves specific initiatives in 10 categories, including transportation and air quality, recycling and waste reduction, water conservation, energy efficiency and green building. The County’s two main areas of focus will be energy efficiency and water conservation.

“With specific goals in mind for this new program, we are not simply following the ‘green’ trend but taking a hard look at day-to-day operations to find real ways to reduce costs and …

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[3 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
Georgia Aquarium Summer Camp H20

The Georgia Aquarium offers the behind-the-scenes Summer Camp H2O, June 8 – July 27, 2009!
Spend a week discovering what goes on behind closed doors at Georgia Aquarium! Learn about the basic needs and behaviors of aquatic animals, the unique traits of animals at Georgia Aquarium and how we impact oceans around the world. Camp H2O is true hands-on learning with animal encounters, opportunities to meet the husbandry team, projects, games and more!
Camp Rates: $350 per week
Multiple Sibling Discounted Rate: $340 per week
Founders/Annual Pass Member Rate: $275 per week
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[3 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
Get Up to Date with the Latest in Green Building Technologies at SBS 2009 June4-6

The 2009 Southern Building Show has a heavy focus on green building to cater to the high demand of Atlanta home builders that are interested in learning more about the industry.
First off, there is an entire aisle on the show floor devoted to green building products and services. Appropriately titled the “Green Aisle,” this is your one-stop shop to get more information about the different energy-efficient, water-conserving, solar-consuming and wind-utilizing products (as well as the other green products out there) available for new home construction. Remember that all of these …

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[3 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
National Green Building Standard Gains Popularity

As demand for authentic, verifiable green home construction practices continues its ascent, the National Green Building Standard is back on the presses for a second printing.
The standard is the first green rating system for new homes, remodeling projects and residential communities to be approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The first printing was released by BuilderBooks, the publishing arm for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), in March – and has already sold out.
More than 1,000 home building and remodeling projects are in the process of being …