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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 | ]
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 | ]
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 | ]
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 | ]

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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[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 …

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[13 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
July at Imagine It! Features Exploring Trees Inside and Out Exhibit, Fourth of July Celebration, and Dr. of Fun Science Workshops

Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta offers children unique, hands-on learning opportunities and sparks imagination through the power of play. Below is a schedule for the current featured exhibit, Exploring Trees Inside and Out, as well as special programming taking place at Imagine It! in July.

Exhibit Opening

Exploring Trees Inside and Out
Now through September 13, 2009
In Exploring Trees Inside and Out, children will experience the sights, sounds and scents of a tree.  Children can climb through a larger-than-life tree from the roots to the canopy, lie …

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[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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[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 …

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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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[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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[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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[30 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
Decatur Green Fest Presented by Bonterra Vineyards Promises Green Education, Music, Food and Fun!

The City of Decatur is proud to announce Decatur Green Fest, presented by Bonterra Vineyards, and hosted by the Dogwood Alliance, to be held on Saturday, May 2 from 3 pm until 9:30 pm. The event kicks off the annual Concert on the Square Series presented by Wachovia, and features a day of earth friendly family fun and music featuring Deep Blue Sun, with an evening concert presented by Half-Moon Outfitters at 7pm. Attendance is anticipated at 1,000 for the day and an additional 1,000 for the evening concert. Solar …

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[30 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
Vegetable Gardening at Home

Sunday, April 26; 1:30 – 3:30 PM at the Farmer D Retail Store in Toco Hills
Learn from Farmer D, vice president of GA Organics & Biodynamic Farmer, whose vision is to teach organic management practices in order to save money, conserve water and fuel, reduce waste and chemical use, promote sustainability, and create a healthier planet for all. This third in a series of 4 workshops – Successional Plantings for Continued Harvests – will show how to keep planting for a continued harvest throughout the season. We will also talk …