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[30 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
4 Cities Host their own Sustainable Websites

Green is fast becoming the an evergrowing force in city governments and their communities. Check out the following sustainable sites for the following North Atlanta communities:

Norcross – http://www.sustainablenorcross.org/
Peachtree Corners – http://www.sustainablepeachtreecorners.com/
Dunwoody – http://www.sustainabledunwoody.com/
Alpharetta – http://www.sustainablealpharetta.com/

There is also a North Atlanta Alliance of sustainable communities – http://sustainablenorthatlanta.tumblr.com/

Business, Headline »

[23 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
The Smart Workspace: Pofitability and Sustainability

The smart workspace:  learn how to create high performance, sustainable workplaces.  Design, implementation and practical steps you can take to increase health, efficiency, profitability and sustainability in your workspace.

Yoni Bedine  | Sustainability Consultant
Matt Hoots  |  President, The Hoots Group
John Cantrell |  LEED AP LEED Specialist, HOK
Laurel Hoover  |  Owner, Sustainable Furniture Company

Where & When
July 7, 2009, 11:30 AM – 2:00pm
Gwinnett Chamber – Education Room
6500 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, Georgia  30097
Green Chamber of the South
$15 members of Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce/Green Chamber of the South — $25 non-members
Lunch will be served.
Online Registration: http://www.gwinnettchamber.org/bugs

Business, Featured »

[23 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Sustainability, Green Basics & LEED Seminar July 29th

Level 100 – Sustainability, Green Basics & LEED is a focused 1/2 day seminar that offers participants:

a broad introduction and background in the sustainability movement at every level of the community: household, business, neighborhood and nation;
a discussion of how each of us will be affected by the emerging social, political and economic impacts of sustainability, new roles, jobs and careers;
a review of existing forces and rating systems in sustainability including components of the Economic Recovery Act, federal agencies, EnergyStar, Green Seal, ASHRAE, ASTM, and more
an introduction to the U.S. Green …

Business, Featured »

[23 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
July Green Wednesdays with The Green Chamber of the South

The Green Chamber of the South hosts the first Wednesday of each month for an informal gathering of  professionals and individuals interested in connecting with others to share ideas on Green Business
DATE: July 1, 2009
TIME: 11:45 AM
NEW LOCATION! Urban Flats (in the Lindbergh City Center)
Green Note:  Urban Flats is centrally located and is right next to the Lindbergh Center Marta station.  In addition, they have a recycling program and use locally grown organic produce.
REGISTRATION AT THE DOOR:  $17 for members and $22 for non-members (includes food, drink, and gratuity)

Events and Happenings »

[23 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

Large items accepted for recycling and reuse. The City of Johns Creek & Keep Johns Creek Beautiful invite residents of Johns Creek to a Bulky Trash & Recycling Day.    Click here to download the flyer.
Saturday, June 27, from 9:00AM to 2:00PM
Large items not normally picked up by trash collection services can be brought to:
Medlock Bridge Shopping Center
6000 Medlock Bridge Parkway
Johns Creek, GA  30022
There will be no charge to dispose of these large items, with the exception of a $10 fee for televisions or computer monitors, and $25 for projection TV’s.
Most …

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[10 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Environmental and Nature Summer Camps

There are quite a few Summer Camps that are hands-on, challenging and exciting for kids that want to explore our environment and nature. Check out some at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Autrey Mill’s Nature and Preserve Heritage Center and Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Camp Kingfisher.
2009 Environmental Summer Day Camp at the ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDENS
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 …

Business »

[10 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Growing Green: The Art of Marketing the Green Business

Take the mystery out of marketing a green business and give it the green light.  Experts in marketing and green/environmental business will explain how advertising, branding, public relations and new media can propel a business forward when utilized effectively.
Attendees will learn about tools and trends that they can easily implement to increase communication with current and potential customers as well as the general public.   Learn how to avoid green washing and how a company can create sincere and persuasive marketing messages.
* Beth Hawks -CoreComm PR www.corecommpr.com
* Jim Newbury- Tin Roof …

Business »

[10 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Green Chamber tour of Hurt Building June 16

Learn about how the historic Hurt Building was converted to be managed sustainably. The two-hour educational program will focus on how the building was turned into the first LEED EB office building inside the perimeter of Atlanta.
The program will also include a behind-the-scenes tour of the property.
Built in 1913, the Hurt Building is one of Atlanta’s earliest skyscrapers. The 18-story, 436,340 square-foot building incorporates classic architecture, modern amenities and sustainable management. The Hurt Building has achieved Gold Certification as a LEED EB building. It has also been nominated for a …

Business »

[10 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

The City of Sandy Springs City Council unanimously voted to pass a new water conservation permit incentive program. The goal of the program is to value all water on a building site. Site planning and design should be based on the understanding that water is a valuable natural resource that should be used conservatively, cleaned and reused on-site.
“I am very pleased that the City of Sandy Springs is a leader in water conservation by providing incentives to builders when they incorporate water saving plumbing in construction,” said Mayor Eva Galambos. …

Business, Kids & Family »

[10 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Innovative Bike Loan Program Puts Commuters On Two Wheels

Looking for new transportation? The Buckhead Community Bank and The Midtown Community Bank have a deal that may convince you to consider two wheels instead of four. Open a MAX Reward Checking account and you are eligible to apply for a 12-month, 0% loan for the purchase of a bicycle up to $2,500. The bike loan program is being offered in partnership with the Buckhead Area Transportation Management Association (BATMA) and Midtown Transportation Solutions (MTS).

“We take great pride in offering programs that are good for our customers and good …

Business, Home »

[9 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
20 interior designers chosen to participate in Greenhaven

Meet 20 of the most creative interior designers in Atlanta and tour their sustainable spaces July 10 – August 9
Pace Homebuilders, a leading green homebuilding company, is proud to announce the 20 interior designers chosen to participate in Greenhaven, the first Eco-Friendly LEED certified Decorators’ Show House in Cobb County. Greenhaven, open to the public July 10 – August 9, selected the Atlanta-based designers on the merit of their environmental respect and commitment to sustainable design. The design team will work with industry-leading local vendors to showcase the latest in …

Events and Happenings, Kids & Family »

[9 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
The Grand Opening Festival at the Chattahoochee Nature Center June 20/21

A two-day festival celebrating the Grand Opening of the New Interpretive Center for the Chattahoochee River, Lakeside Pavilion, and Gardens takes place June 20 and 21!

Saturday, June 20 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 21 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Travel through a new interactive Explore your Watershed Gallery where you will discover the exciting components of the forest, wetlands, and river! Check out the River Resource Gallery to find out about conserving, restoring, rethinking, and enjoying the Chattahoochee River Watershed. Be one of the first to experience …

Business, Featured »

[9 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Mariel Hemingway Headlines Go Green Expo at Cobb Galleria Centre

Atlanta will roll out the green carpet as Go Green Expo, the largest environmentally focused business and consumer show in the United States, travels to the Cobb Galleria Centre on June 26 28. In addition to visiting over 150 interactive booths with new green products and services, guests will mingle with national eco-celebrities, test drive the latest fuel-efficient cars, preview eco-fashion and beauty products, enjoy local acoustic bands, the latest in green building and solar products and more. To boost Atlanta’s green economy Go Green Expo is excited to partner …

Kids & Family »

[9 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Eco-Camps for Kids

Give a child a strong foundation for a healthy lifestyle this summer!  The activities provided at ecocamp will aim to connect children to nature in a number of ways, as well as teach them how to protect the environment. Connecting our children to the benefits of protecting our planet is an investment for all of us.
Among the activities offered are arts and crafts, nature walks and journaling, special presentations by representatives of Keep Forsyth County Beautiful, “eco” theater and singing a long with our own Petunia Garner™!
Campers will receive a …