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Rethinking Old Tires with Cox Conserves

Golden Isles Conservation Center removes tires from waste stream, breaks them down to original components for second lifeGolden Isles Conservation Center removes tires from waste stream, breaks them down to original components for second life.

Cox Enterprises announced that its Golden Isles Conservation Center, located in Nahunta, Ga., is bringing a new technology to the U.S. and making a positive impact on the environment. The Center utilizes an Italian pyrolysis technology that is being used for the first time in the U.S. The eco-friendly process utilizes organic materials such as wood chips to generate heat, which breaks down tires into their original components and produces synthesis oil, carbon black, synthesis gas and steel.

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Toshiba's Nuclear Meltdown

Toshiba's Nuclear MeltdownSara Barczak, High Risk Energy Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

As program director for high risk energy choices, Sara provides extensive outreach and support to concerned citizens, organizing partners, the media, and decision-makers and participates in legislative, state and federal regulatory forums on issues concerning nuclear energy, public safety, utilities and the impacts of power plants and our energy infrastructure on the region’s water resources. Sara managed our coastal office in Savannah, Georgia, which opened in 2000 after the former Georgians for Clean Energy hired her in 1999. She participated in a U.S./Russian exchange with non-governmental organizations in Russia impacted by plutonium bomb fuel (MOX) programs, including travel to Russia. Sara has worked for nearly twenty years in diverse environmental fields in the private and non-profit sectors: as an environmental contractor for Department of Defense facilities relating to hazardous waste and air quality issues and as a citizen’s advocate, educator, and consultant for three non-profit organizations. Sara received a B.A. in Biology from Lawrence University.

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Solarize Decatur-DeKalb: Successful Lessons Learned

Solarize Decatur-DeKalbKC Boyce - Solarize Decatur-DeKalb Board MemberK.C. Boyce is senior product director for the Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement studies at Market Strategies International. He manages the development and delivery of syndicated studies and best practices with a focus on helping utilities create valuable relationships with their business and residential customers. Throughout his career, K.C. has worked across industries and sectors to develop innovative solutions to complex problems and translate subject matter expertise into actionable insight. Before joining Market Strategies, K.C. was senior vice president at Chartwell, where he led industry and consumer research, conference production and marketing. He also served as the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative’s assistant director, leading its consumer research program.

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