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There's another type of solar

We love solar at Southeast Green! But there's another type of solar that often gets ignored. Join Tom of Greenshortz on the roof of Southface as he explores solar thermal. Heating water with the sun? Makes sense to us.

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Meet Executive Director Shannon Goodman of Lifecycle Building Center

Creating a vision for a new non-profit isn't easy but when the concept saves 1,000s of pounds of building materials that is reusable from a landfill then it makes it very compelling to succeed. Join Tom of Greenshortz as he visits with Shannon Goodman of Lifecycle Building Center and see how vision becomes reality.

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FreightAlaMode

Did you know trains are green? Well maybe not green but a far more sustainable source for transporting our goods long distances. In fact they are four times better for transportation and clean air then semis. Join Tom of Greenshortz as he explores Northfolk Southern's freight operations and the global intermodal transportation system to get your favorite products to you that also saves you green...the kind that goes into your wallet.

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Southface Top 11

5-4-3-2-1. Rolling...tour Southface with Tom of Greenshortz as he lists his top 11 highlights of cool things at Southface. If you are into the Green Built, then make Southface a list on your places to visit if you are in Atlanta. Green Building isn't only happening on the West Coast but it's also happening in downtown Atlanta in a big way!

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Be a Film Star

Does it seem like plastic shopping bags multiply in the dark corners of your pantry? Globally, we consume nearly a trillion single use plastic bags every year. Yes, that's 1,000,000,000,000,000 bags. Yikes! And we "consume" versus "use" these bags, as most of them are only used once and then tossed. But, they can be recycled. Bags aren't alone. There is a whole category of thin plastic that can be captured and returned to to resource stream. And this group of oil-based products is referred to a "film." A large portion of this film can be recycled together with plastic grocery bags at your local supermarket. This videos shows you can be a recycling superstar by expanding your efforts to include film. Are you ready for your close-up?

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Six Alt Streams

Your personal recycling efforts don't have to be limited to what you put in the curbside bin. It is important to know what is on that list...what can go in the bin. But, there are many additional items that can, and should, be recycled. They just have their own stream--or method of capture and remanufacture. You can join the ranks of the recycling superstars, by learning about these alternate streams and diverting items from your trash can and the landfill into a better life as a reusable resource. Watch this video to learn about six alternative recycling streams that you can incorporate into your recycling efforts.

If you are located in the Atlanta, Georgia vicinity, you can connect with a local e-waste provider at www.zentech.org. To find a recycler in your community visit www.earth911.com.

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