John Noel, a 20 year resident of Atlanta, small business owner, and former member of the Georgia Legislature, officially announced his campaign for Georgia Public Service Commission today in Decatur. Surrounded by dozens of supporters, John spoke about his experience in energy consulting and environmental protection. Read the full press release.
With the success of Solarize Decatur-DeKalb, 3rd Avenue in Decatur has so much participation in the program that they earned the honorary title of Solar Avenue for the Earth Day weekend 2017. The proclamation was read at the newly refinished Oakhurst Park picnic pavilion by City of Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett which sits directly in the middle of 3rd Avenue. Don Moreland, the administrator of Solarize Decatur-DeKalb introduced Mayor Garrett.
Sustaining Way is an interfaith nonprofit that uses education, collaboration, and workforce development to cultivate a thriving, sustainable community and environment. In partnership with over 35 local organizations, ranging from universities to churches to nonprofits to government agencies, Sustaining Way’s unique community-based approach to sustainability includes a demonstration site strategically located in an underserved community and on-site community coordinators. Sustaining Way’s flagship project, Annie’s House, implements Sustaining Way’s model just off the Swamp Rabbit Trail in the historic Nicholtown community of Greenville, SC.
At this year's Southeastern Clean Tech Open, the keynote speaker was General Wesley Clark. General Clark addressed climate change in a compelling way. Here General Clark is answering questions from the audience.
Many people might have heard about the Lifecycle Building Center (LBC), but have you been? Join Beth as she tours the Center with Joe Thomas of Elemental Green and Board Member of LBC. This isn't just about commercial building materials, there are all kinds of consumer/residential finds that are a must go see. Sure you are recycling, but you are also saving items that deserve a second home and diverting usable items that would end up in the landfill otherwise. This is the biggest dumpster dive you will ever take.
Solar purchasing that benefits residents through group buying is currently being offered to citizens of Decatur and DeKalb County, Georgia. The program is called Solarize Decatur-DeKalb. Through a series of open houses and workshops, organizers are inviting home owners and businesses from across the county to learn about the program and the power of group purchasing. In this first Open House, Don Moreland of Solar CrowdSource presents on the value of solar.