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[26 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Green Awareness 5K Run/Walk from the HBA

Why not help the environment and yourself in the process…Now that is something that Georgia and Georgia Tech fans might even agree on. Bulldog fans, don’t be afraid to cross over into enemy territory…we won’t tell.
On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Homebuilders Association will host the 1st Annual Green Awareness 5K Run/Walk in conjunction with the Georgia Tech Building Construction Program. The 5K race will start at 8 a.m., and the awards ceremony will be begin immediately after the race. Race day check in will begin at 7 a.m. at the …

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[26 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
A Show Home of Eco-Friendly Furnishings

Richard Feis of Pace Homebuilders has been involved in green home building and remodeling for years so it was a natural progression for him to build Greenhaven, Atlanta’s latest model home for green building and sustainable design.
But he went a step further from other eco-friendly builders. He’s created a show home of eco-friendly furnishings as well as environmentally sensitive building products.
“There are so many environmentally friendly things that people don’t realize they can do when they build a home or remodel. This is a great platform to showcase green building …

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[26 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
CareerEco holds another Green Career Event – Summer Breakfast Series

CareerEco holds another Green Career Event – Summer Breakfast Series Tuesday, August 18, 2009 7:00-9:00 am at the Centergy Building in Midtown.
SEE VIDEO FROM THEIR LAST CAREERECO EVENT: http://careereco.com/groups/ (in sidebar)
*Reserve your seat for this first-its-kind interactive workhop.

Learn New Green Business Skills & Grow your Green Network
Entrepreneurs to multi-national conglomerates are all facing increasing green pressures throughout their supply chain. How do these businesses respond to such pressures in the real world? By putting their brightest minds around a table, uncovering solutions and creating a plan to make it happen.
In this first-of-its-kind CareerEco session, …

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[26 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Green Chamber of the South: August Green Wednesdays – 8/5/09

Join us on 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: August 5, 2009
TIME: 11:45 AM
Urban Flats (in the Lindbergh City Center)

Presenter: Stephanie Armistead, GreenBusinessWorks Expo

REGISTRATION AT THE DOOR:  $17 for members and $22 for non-members (includes food, drink, and gratuity)
RSVP: rsvp@greencs.org

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[26 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Sustainability, Green Basics & LEED

The Council for Quality and Growth and Greenpoint US is holding a focused half-day seminar offering a broad introduction and background in the sustainablity movement.
July 31, 2009 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
A seminar designed for everyone interested in sustainability.
Content based on the USGBC Level 100 Awareness Criteria.
Instructor: Scott Ward, PE, MBA, LEED AP, GreenPoint US.

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 …

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[23 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Chattahoochee Nature Center’s August Programs and Events

Green Building Tour
Mondays & Thursdays in August at 1:00 PM and Sundays at 4:00 PM.
Tour our unique, energy efficient Discovery Center, certified by the US Green Building Council. Learn about what we did to make our building “green” and how you can incorporate LEED at your home! All ages. General admission: adults $8, seniors $6, children $5 and children 2 and under are free. Go to www.chattnaturecenter.org for more information.
Feeding Time
Tuesdays & Saturdays in August at 1:00 PM
Learn the ins and outs of what it takes to keep our animals …

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[19 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Back to the Basics: Go green with this easy-to-plan, affordable getaway

We’ve all heard the old adage, “Take time to stop and smell the roses.” Well, it’s never been easier to embrace nature than with a trip to Alpharetta, Georgia. Nearby Alpharetta Outfitters recently opened their doors to eager customers seeking the best quality gear and supplies for adventures of all shapes and sizes: from fly-fishing to rock-climbing, hiking to camping. And, the equally-accessible Chattahoochee Nature Center only just underwent a multi-million dollar renovation, providing endless potential for outdoor adventure. Plus, there are more than 13 trails within a 20-mile radius …

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[19 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Cleaner air for Glover Park

Marietta City Council at their July 8 regular meeting banned smoking at any time in Glover Park on the Marietta Square to protect visitors’ health. Council acted after hearing from citizens concerned about the effects of secondhand smoke at Glover Park concerts.
Marietta’s smoking ban says: “It shall be unlawful for any person to inhale, exhale, burn or carry any lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe, weed, plant or other combustible substance in any manner or form in Glover Park.”
For more information, call the City Clerk’s Office at 770-794-5526.

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[19 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
GWINNETT COUNTY TAKES ENERGY STAR® CHALLENGE AND ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH EPA’S ENERGY STAR® PROGRAM

In a positive step toward reducing energy use, Gwinnett County has taken the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR Challenge and announced a fundamental commitment to protect the environment by becoming an ENERGY STAR Partner.
The ENERGY STAR Challenge, launched by EPA in March 2005, calls for an energy efficiency improvement of 10 percent or more for the more than five million commercial and industrial buildings in the United States. Energy is often generated by burning fossil fuels, which emits greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. Forty-five percent of …

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[19 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Hemlockfest Celebrates Fifth Anniversary Saving the Environment

The Fifth Annual Hemlockfest Music Festival will be held November 6-8 at Starbridge Retreat near Dahlonega, Ga.  Festival organizers are celebrating this grassroots benefit held to combat parasites which are killing  the native hemlock trees of the Blueridge Mountains.
It’s like a story from a classic 1930’s movie: some regular people discover a serious problem that affects their hometown. Their passion drives them to do something about it.  In this case, the people were a loosely-organized group of outdoors types, environmentalists, and just average citizens who called themselves the Lumpkin Coalition.  …

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[19 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
NOT PULP FICTION, THIS IS THE REAL THING! ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATO (FEST) HITS JCT. KITCHEN & BAR AUGUST 9

A multitude of plump tomatoes is rolling into local farmers markets, prompting us to give you a heads up on picking up tickets to a juicy event that will celebrate this beloved fruit of the vine.  JCT. Kitchen & Bar will be the site of the first annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Fest to benefit Georgia Organics on Sunday, August 9 from 1-6 p.m.  Atlanta’s best chefs will pair up with farmers as they hobnob with heirlooms and Romas and create tomato dishes for judging and devouring by tomato-loving …

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[19 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
FARM TO MARKET?  HOW ABOUT SEA TO CITY?  AMBOS SEAFOOD PULLS IN SHRIMP ALONG GEORGIA’S COAST FOR WHOLE FOODS MARKETS

If you’ve been reading food lit lately or saw the movie Food, Inc., you’re aware of the environmental and healthful advantages of eating wild seafood from U.S. waters versus those farm-raised on the other side of the globe.  Naturally, Whole Foods Market, the world’s largest organic grocery store, has linked up with Savannah’s Ambos family of shrimpers to make sure we can get our fill of sweet Georgia shrimp.  The Ambos family has been bringing fresh seafood from Georgia’s coast to Southeastern tables for five generations.  Ambos shrimpers pack their …

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[17 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Environmental Summer Day Camp Programs – Full Day Sessions (7-10 years)

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.
Full Day Sessions
Adventures in the Garden: ages 7 – 10 years
Campers will take a fun look at some of the weird and wild ways that plants and animals have …

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[14 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Growing Green: The Art of Marketing the Green Business – July 20

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.
Speakers include: Beth Hawks Corecomm pR,
www.corecommpr.com; Jim Newbury- Tin Roof …

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[14 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Coming in October is the HOTOBERFEST

The HotoberFest (Oct 3rd, 12-7pm) raises funds that are donated to support the efforts of three local non-profit groups: Trees Atlanta, Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and Dialogue

Attendees to HOToberFest are all welcome to just relax and enjoy the day. However, they encourage everyone to take some time and stroll the circular “World Market” area that forms the perimeter of the festival site. Along this route, through Atlanta’s Earthcraft home neighborhood, you will find their sustainability affiliates, food & beer vendors and sponsors, as well as our artist market, featuring a wide …