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[8 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Naturalist-led Canoe Trips

Saturdays 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM until Aug 29, 2009
Experience aquatic life on the Chattahoochee River up close and personal. Each trip is led by CNC naturalists, and offers a unique introduction to the ecology of the Chattahoochee River. Participants are expected to be an active part of this program. Register at scheduling@chattnaturecenter.com or (770) 992-2055 ext. 237. Pre-registration required at least one week in advance of trip. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in August at 6:00 PM – dusk, plus Saturday mornings at 8:30 AM.
Admission: $30 non-members/$25 members. Special …

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[3 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Going Green in the Restaurant Biz

Guest blogger Melissa Warren

My initial inspiration for this blog post comes from my insanely creative friend Bonnie Forkner. This is a girl who sends me a handmade gift every holiday, did the “green wedding” before it was trendy and plans to open an eco-friendly bed and breakfast some day. It’s not bad having my own personal Martha Stewart when I need her. Did I mention that she raises cage-free chickens in her backyard?
Bonnie recently sent me an email titled “Bonnie’s Latest.” As you can imagine, I was very anxious to …

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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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[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 | ]
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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[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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[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 …

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[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)

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[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 …

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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
Click below or …

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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 …

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[30 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
Earth Day and Eagle Eye Bookshop

Celebrate Earth Day with the editors of Environmental History of the American South.  Authors Paul Sutter and Christopher J. Manganiello will be speaking and signing at the Gwinnett Environmental Heritage Center in Buford on April 21 at 7:00 PM.”  An insightful collection of essays on the science and culture of Southern ecology
The next day, Earth Day, they will be the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Central Branch–One Margaret Mitchell Plaza at 7:00 PM.

EAGLE EYE BOOK SHOP, 2076 N.Decatur Rd, Decatur Ga. 30033
404-486-0307   Go to: Eagle Eye Book Shop …

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[28 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
Building Green Sustainable Communities

This is out from Smart Growth Online…
Building Green Sustainable Communities is a special report from Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) that highlights the group’s green projects. It’s part of LISC’s Building Sustainable Communities strategy to revitalize distressed neighborhoods.
This special report highlights LISC’s green projects, including training for green jobs; construction of new affordable housing and retrofit of existing homes; urban farms and farmers markets; green schools and environmental education programs; and parks and city street clean-up efforts.
4 pages (1.0mb); available online as a PDF document through the resource link below.

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[13 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
Earth Day Kids Fest at the Chattahoochee Nature Center Sponsored by Captain Planet Foundation and Chattahoochee Nature Center

The 7th Annual Earth Day Kids Fest (EDKF) sponsored by Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) and Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) promises to be education and fun rolled into one! Taking place on April 18, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, this event is a unique and exciting hands-on environmental education event where we encourage youngsters to take the first steps in becoming environmental stewards. Through engaging activities and performances, kids are energized with empowering information, allowing them to lead the way in preserving and protecting our …