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

Trees are greener than you think with Cheryl Kortmeier of Trees Atlanta

Trees Atlanta is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. We'll be discussing the growth of the organization, little known tree facts, and how trees help the environment, quality of life and energy efficiency. Cheryl has been active in conservation for 13 years. She understands environmental issues and is able to translate technical speak into everyday language for specific audiences. Cheryl is passionate about clear communication and aspires to continued development as a conservation professional. She is the Director of Development/Communications for Trees Atlanta.



Restoring the Gulf Coast with Casi Callaway, Executive Director, Mobile Baykeeper

Now that the immediate trauma of the oil spill is over, the real work begins with restoration of affected areas of the Gulf Coast. Casi Callaway of Mobile Baykeeper will be joining us to discuss aftermath, restoration and community participation and the future of vital wetlands and estuaries along the Alabama Gulf Coast and neighboring states.



City of Atlanta's Mandy Mahoney discusses the first Sustainability Week

Join us for a special conversation with Mandy Mahoney the City of Atlanta's Director of Sustainbaility. The City of Atlanta will host it's first Sustainability Week October 25th - 29th. Topics of discussion will include Atlanta's progress in sustainability initiatives, Mayor Reed's goals for Atlanta regarding sustainability and the events supporting the week.



Green Jobs at the New SWEET Center with Dennis Creech

On October 26, 2010 (9:30 to 11:00 a.m.), Southface and the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) will host the official unveiling of the Southeast Weatherization and Energy Efficiency Training (SWEET) Center. The SWEET Center is a positive example of ARRA funds in action! To date, Southface’s SWEET program has trained more than 700 weatherization professionals in home retrofitting and energy-efficiency skills, benefiting over 3,500 low-income households. Join us as we discuss with Dennis Creech, Executive Director of Southface will share the wonderful success story of this new asset to Atlanta.


GA Department of Sustainability with Dr. Marlin Gottschalk

Our first guest kicking off season 2 brought to you by Smith, Gambrell & Russell is Dr. Marlin Gottschalk of the GA Department of Sustainability . As Director of the Sustainability Division, Dr. Gottschalk leads the state’s work in partnering with businesses and institutions on a variety of multi-media resource efficiency and waste reduction programs that promote environmental stewardship and create a culture of conservation across Georgia. We will be discussing the Natural Leaders awards luncheon from last week and how the Department of Sustainability is working to create more leadership in the environment and sustainability area.


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