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MARTA Launches “Free Ride” Campaign for Labor Day Monday #WhereWillYouGo

MARTA Launches “Free Ride” Campaign for Labor Day Monday #WhereWillYouGo

The best things in life are free…including a ride on MARTA.

On Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, MARTA is inviting everyone to ride its trains, buses and Mobility* service at no charge – that’s right, free. So where will you go? The Georgia Aquarium or Little Five Points? Buckhead or Perimeter Mall? How about a trek east to Stone Mountain Park or south to the Atlanta State Farmers Market?

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Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Patron Dinner Honors Atlanta Leaders

Riverkeeper Patron Dinner Honors Atlanta Leaders. CRK Executive Director Juliet Cohen and Riverkeeper Jason Ulseth at the 20th anniversary Gala in 2014Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) is kicking off the fall season with an evening of celebration and awards at CRK’s 21st Annual Patron Dinner. On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, CRK supporters, business leaders, community partners and other distinguished guests will gather at The Foundry at Puritan Mill. With awardees such as Mayor Kasim Reed and Emory University, the event aims to recognize institutions and individuals who have ensured the success of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s mission of advocating for and protecting the Chattahoochee River and its lakes and tributaries.

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UL Environment publishes new material-agnostic Product Category Rule for cladding

Bringing clarity to transparency for North American building materials market

UL Environment, a business division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), announced the publication of a new material-agnostic Product Category Rule (PCR) for cladding products. Using this new PCR will allow manufacturers to cut through the clutter of the 14 different material-specific PCRs currently existing.

The market demand for increased transparency and data in the building materials marketplace has been growing exponentially. Driven in part by updates to green building rating systems such as LEED® which provide for credits for using transparency documentation such as Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), this growth is also due to to the larger industry and occupant call for more visibility into -- and data about -- the materials that impact the environment in the spaces they occupy.

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Environmental Health Expert, Innovator Stuart Shalat Joins Georgia State Public Health Faculty

Environmental Health Expert, Innovator Stuart Shalat Joins Georgia State Public Health FacultyDr. Stuart Shalat, an expert on pollution and its effect on children’s health, has joined the School of Public Health at Georgia State University as a professor and director of the Division of Environmental Health.
 
Shalat comes to Georgia State from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where he taught for 18 years in the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine.

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Solar CrowdSource Launches First Solar Energy Program of Its Kind in the U.S.

New Web-based Platform Brings Solar Campaign Opportunities Together Under One Umbrella

Through its easy-to-use online platform, Solar CrowdSource gives users access to more affordable alternative energy with three unique solar energy programs. Specializing in providing solar crowdsourcing opportunities for local governments, utilities, communities and individuals alike, the first comprehensive solar platform of its kind in the U.S. brings together Community Solar, Solarize and Crowdfunding programs in one place for Georgians to go in on the cost of solar together. The results are lower electric bills, greener communities and smart investments.

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