Peachtree Road United Methodist Church hosted a green ribbon cutting for their new EV charging stations. Board members from Georgia Interfaith Power & Light (GIPL), Peachtree Road Church members and community residents showed up to see the new charging stations. Rev. Leslie Watkins, head of Creation Care activities at PRUMC, Jim Hartzfeld, member of PRUMC and GIPL board member and Stephanie Stuckey, Chief Resiliency Officer for the City of Atlanta all spoke at the event. The chargers are available for church members and people visiting the church. Charlotte Spaeth, Southeast Green's Intern for 2017, edited and narrated the video.
Can we reverse carbon? What items are the best investments of time and money to accomplish this? This presentation was hosted by Georgia Interfaith Power & Light (GIPL). Beth Bond of Southeast Green and executive board member of GIPL the moderated the panel. Panelists included Katharine Wilkinson, Senior Writer of the Drawdown Project, John Lanier, Board member of the Drawdown Project and Executive Director the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and rounding our the panel Jim Hartzfeld, Hartzfeld Sustainability Advisors and GIPL board member. The conversation afterwards brought lots of good feedback.
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.