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[19 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Chattahoochee Nature Center this Weekend

Nature Explorers (Ages 5 & 6)
Creature Feature- Butterflies and Moths
Naturalist-led Canoe Trips

Nature Explorers (Ages 5 & 6)
Friday, Aug 21, 2009 9:45 AM to 11 AM
Chattahoochee Nature Center – Roswell, GA
9135 Willeo Rd
Come explore weather this summer. We’ll have fun doing nature experiments and journey on an Adventure Quest. Pre-registration required. Go to www.chattnaturecenter.org or call (770) 992-2055 x237 to register. $15 non-members/$10 members (price per session; adult helper required and admitted free). Parking Fee: Free. (770) 992-2055 x237.
Creature Feature- Butterflies and Moths
Fridays 10 AM – 10:45 AM until Aug 28, …

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[7 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Creature Feature- Butterflies and Moths

Saturdays & Sundays 3 PM – 3:45 PM  until Aug 30, 2009
Learn about these powerful pollinators and the plants and animals that rely on them. Creature Feature is our new exciting program that explores animals that call the Chattahoochee River home, focusing on a unique animal and a unique feature of life monthly. All ages. Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays in August at 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM, plus every Saturday & Sunday in August at 3:00 PM.
Admission: General admission: adults $8, seniors $6, children $5 and children 2 and under …

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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 | ]

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 | ]
Suwanee Goes Green-er: Earns LEED Certification

The City of Suwanee’s new City Hall, opened in February, was designed to become the second public facility in Gwinnett County to earn LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. And the community of 16,500 is well-known regionally for its award-winning open space initiative and the new parks it created. But now the City is taking its commitment to going green to the next level.
Suwanee City Council adopted at its June 25 meeting several policies that should help the City earn certification through the Atlanta Regional Commission’s (ARC) Green …

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[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

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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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[17 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]
Keeping it Real . . . and Green, at Life Grocery & Café

Created in 1976 by a group of Life University students with a hunger for bulk natural foods, Life Grocery was born of like minds, hands, and hearts working together. This humble birth in a tiny storefront in downtown Marietta, Georgia, set the tone for its continuous growth and expansion: the willingness of health-conscious people of diverse, multicultural backgrounds dedicating their time, talent, and energy to build an alternative grocery store. In 2002, with members exhibiting a desire to have a relaxed environment in which to sit down and enjoy delicious, nutritious, …