The Plastic Gyre Symposium was an ambitious two day event discussing plastic pollution and the effects on our planet. Combining the arts and science, the symposium hosted environmental leaders, Hollywood notables and artists to discuss the how we all need to do our part to reduce and recycle plastic use. To read in order start at the bottom.
Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced an agreement to acquire the company's largest renewable electric generating plant and first wind project – the 299-megawatt (MW) Kay Wind facility in Oklahoma– from Apex Clean Energy. The acquisition is expected to close in late 2015 upon successful completion of the project.
Public Grand Opening April 18
Atlanta’s first permanent facility for the recycling of all those objects that are too harmful or bulky to place at the curb opens April 18, 2015. CHaRM – the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials – will encourage reuse while diverting thousands of pounds of household hazardous waste, bulky trash and other hard to recycle items from local homes, water supplies and landfills.
Monarchs and Margaritas, the premier gala benefiting the Dunwoody Nature Center, will be returning with all new surprises this year on Saturday, April 25. The first surprise is the event will be moving across the way to accommodate even more guests at the more spacious North Terraces Atrium in Perimeter Center. This year’s event will feature dinner by Zest Atlanta, live entertainment, signature cocktails, and an unparalleled array of hard to find auction items and experiences.
The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs will present this year’s Emerging Artist Awards at a special celebration at Chastain Arts Center on Friday, April 17 from 7-9 pm. The public is invited to come meet this year’s recipients: MaryGrace Phillips, Alex-Gallo Brown, Amina S. McIntyre and Meredith Kooi. The evening will include a visual art exhibition, a dance experience, and readings on the front porch.