It takes a village to raise a website. Southeast Green would not be able to create such a wealth of content by ourselves. We have many contributors but we do have some faithful regular contributors. We thought our readers should meet them.
Jennette Gayer - Environment Georgia
Ms. Gayer coordinates policy development, research, and legislative advocacy for Environment Georgia. She is based in Atlanta and organizes around a number of issues to bring cleaner air, water and open spaces to Georgia.
Previously, she directed field campaigns to build a million solar roofs and cap global warming for Environment Georgia's sister organization, Environment California. She also worked as a Consumer Advocate with CALPIRG, where she sat on the state of California's Bureau of Automotive Repair and helped to found Angelenos for Equitable Access to Technology a media reform community group.
Ms. Gayer grew up in Virginia and graduated from the College of William and Mary.
817 West Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
Peter Krull, Green-evangelist - Krull & Company
Peter Krull has always loved the outdoors. Growing up in Western New York, he spent summers hiking and exploring at his family’s rural property. As an adult, living in Southwest Virginia, he regularly hiked the Appalachian Trail and camped in the picturesque area. More recently, he had the opportunity to live on one of Georgia’s undeveloped barrier islands – learning to appreciate its different ecosystem and coastal beauty.
Peter had the opportunity to spend an afternoon with prominent green architect and philosopher, William McDonough, at his office in Charlottesville, VA. McDonough, the author of the book, Cradle to Cradle, and a major TED Conference speaker exemplified the potential for combining green and social values with a sound business strategy. With this holistic concept in mind,
Peter founded Krull & Company in 2004.
He is a staunch advocate for the environment and social issues and is a well-known figure in green business. He currently is a board member of the Western North Carolina Alliance, the premiere environmental non-profit in Western North Carolina. He is also on the Advisory Boards of TEDx Asheville and NC Stage. His past community involvement has ranged from being a founder of GreenDrinks Savannah to board memberships at the Science Museum of Southwest Virginia, The Center for a Sustainable Coast, and Hospice of the Golden Isles. He regularly gives talks on responsible investing, green living and motivation. Peter also writes a column for Valley Business Front in Virginia and has been featured in numerous magazines. He was selected as a 40-under-40 business leader by the Savannah Business Report & Journal in 2009.
Nancy Rogers - Green Earth PR
With two decades of communications experience, Nancy Rogers focuses on aligning sustainability with strategic business objectives. She is founder of Green Earth PR Network and Atlanta Green Communicators. Follow @GreenEarthPR and contact
Maria Saporta - Saporta Report
Maria Saporta is a longtime Atlanta business, civic and urban affairs journalist with a deep knowledge of our city, our region and state. Currently, she is a freelance journalist who writes a weekly column and news stories for the Atlanta Business Chronicle.? Until the end of August, 2008, Maria spent 27 years with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and became its business columnist in January, 1991. Maria received her Master’s degree in urban studies from Georgia State University in 1980 and her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University.? In addition to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Maria is writing a monthly column for the Association for Corporate Growth newsletter and is working with InsiderAdvantage/PollPosition. Maria was born in Atlanta to European parents and has two young adult children.
Jim Warren - NC WARN
Jim Warren is a native of Graham, North Carolina, and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1978 with a degree in Business Administration with Accounting.
He has been active in public interest issues for more than 25 years, and in 1993 became executive director of NC WARN, a Durham-based nonprofit environmental organization.
During his tenure, the science-based advocacy group has assisted communities in successful grassroots struggles involving toxic and radioactive waste facilities. Since the mid-1990s, NC WARN has been a watchdog of nuclear power plants, and has forced nuclear plants including Shearon Harris to reduce various safety and security risks.
While remaining a prominent nuclear watchdog, NC WARN’s top focus this decade has been the increasingly urgent need to reduce greenhouse gases. The group is helping lead the transition from coal-fired power to a clean-energy economy in North Carolina.
Jim has authored and edited numerous reports, opinion pieces and other papers on energy, climate change, social justice and corporate influence.