Southeast Green - Business depends on the environment and the environment depends on business

Master Speaker for Greenprints: Sarah Susanka building a House Not So Big

Sarah Susanka, FAIA, is leading the movement to redefine the American home and lifestyle. Through her “build better, not bigger” approach to residential design she has demonstrated that the sense of “home” we seek has to do with quality, not quantity. In her Not So Big House series, Susanka helps readers understand that we feel “at home” in our houses when where we live reflects who we are in our hearts. Susanka recently unveiled the highly anticipated plans of her Not So Big Showhouse design for SchoolStreet Homes in Libertyville, Ill. Susanka’s Showhouse in Libertyville is a landmark event. For the first time, the best-selling author has agreed to design a house for a major development. Her goal is to introduce a semi-custom product into the mainstream residential housing market. The Showhouse will open in the fall of 2011. Susanka is the author of nine books that collectively weave together home and life design, revealing that a Not So Big attitude serves not only architectural aims, but life goals as well. Her books have sold well over one million copies and continue to rank highly on best-seller lists. Her titles include The Not So Big House, Not So Big Remodeling, Home By Design, and The Not So Big Life. Her most recent book, More Not So Big Solutions was released in March 2010 by The Taunton Press.



Garry Harris - HTS Enterprise - Energy and Community

In keeping with our commitment to provide the best service, HTS Enterprise requires our staff to stay abreast of the latest changes, trends and improvements in energy, quality and environmental services. Education is an ongoing process so HTS Enterprise works hard to foster an environment that encourages long-term growth. Moreover, each HTS consultant is handpicked and must meet stringent criteria, including advanced training, certification, and practical experience before being assigned to our project team. With over 150 years of collective power plant experience and over 40 years of collective nuclear experience, our highly trained management staff has worked with over 45 nuclear plant sites throughout the U.S. and abroad. At HTS Enterprise, our experience is unparalleled and is fully supported by our dedication to improving the industries we serve.



Kevin Green - The Clean Air Campaign - What's up with the air?

Kevin Green joined The Clean Air Campaign as executive director in June 2007. Prior to that Kevin was the vice president of environmental affairs with the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, where he worked to advance regional policy initiatives for water resources, air quality and land use. During his seven-year tenure with the Chamber, Kevin managed the Clean Water Initiative and the public-private Quality Growth Task Force that resulted in the creation of the Livable Communities Coalition, Inc. His role at the Chamber led to his involvement with The Clean Air Campaign, where he has served on the board of directors for four years. In addition to his service on the board of The Clean Air Campaign, Kevin is the immediate past chair of the board of directors for the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership and serves on the board of trustees of the Livable Communities Coalition. He is a graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute and Leadership Atlanta. Kevin graduated from James Madison University and holds a law degree from Emory University. Before joining the Chamber, he practiced law in Atlanta for 10 years, most recently as a partner with Andre, Blaustein & Green, LLP.



The American LeMans Series & Go Green Auto Rally - Green Auto Racing It's Good for Everyone

Bob Dickinson
Vice President Media & Communications, American Le Mans Series (7th season) Responsibilities include interfacing with all media, special events, government relations, digital and social media Major initiative – communicating the distinctiveness of the American Le Mans Series green racing platform Have received coverage in Wall Street Journal, NY Times, USA Today, CNN, Reutters, BusinessWeek, Financial Times even Mother Nature Network Former executive with Atlanta Falcons and Turner Broadcasting Passion – marrying sports and the environment

Tim Mayer
Tim Mayer was literally born into motorsport. His father, the American Teddy Mayer, was the co-founder of McLaren Racing and it's team principal until the 1980s, then becoming Vice-Chairman of Penske Racing into the 2000's. Mayer was educated in Britain then attended university in the United States, and served in the Unites States Army.



Grace Fricks - ACE Loans - Get money that is green two ways

Grace Fricks is the founder and CEO of Appalachian Community Enterprises (ACE), now known as Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs. ACE is a non-profit organization and Community Development Financial Institution that provides loans to start and grow businesses in Georgia. ACE also offers its borrowers business development resources to create sustainable businesses. Since 1999, ACE has provided more than $5.5 million in microloans thus creating or retaining more than 1000 jobs. In 2009, ACE founded Georgia Green Loans,, a statewide partnership providing loans to help small businesses “green-ovate.” Fricks, a small business owner for over 10 years, is a former board member of the national trade association, Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) and the National Association of Women Business Owners, Atlanta chapter. Grace has served on the national advisory committee to the revolving loan program of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and is past treasurer of Georgia Microenterprise Network (GMEN). Other community work includes former Board of White County Rotary Club and former Trustee of the Board of North Georgia Technical College. Fricks was the 2005 recipient of the Founders Award for GMEN.



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