Putting solar on your home beings many decisions to be made. How large of a system can put on my roof? What does generating my own electricity mean? How will it look on my roof? Well at least with how it looks on the roof has gotten a lot easier. Meet Sam Hilley with Roof-Tech. Roof-Tech has brought a clean, stream-lined solution, and easier and faster to install solution. Listen in as we discuss the use of Roof-Tech in Solarize Decatur-DeKalb, Solarize Greenville, and other places along the east coast.
Golden 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.
With the success of Solarize programs in Georgia and building one in South Carolina, Russell Seifert, President of Creative Solar USA and Creative Solar Southeast, discusses why Solarize programs work so well for residential installations and the benefits to the community.
Mike McHargue (better known as Science Mike) is an author, podcaster, and speaker who travels the world helping people understand the science of life's most profound experiences. His bestselling debut book, Finding God in the Waves, has helped thousands understand faith in the 21st century.
Sara 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.
K.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.
John Mulcahy – Vice President – Sustainability, North American Consumer Products
John Mulcahy is Vice President of Sustainability for Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP, where he is responsible for the sustainability and corporate social responsibility programs for the company’s Consumer, GP PRO, and Nonwovens businesses. John works to develop collaborative relationships with Georgia-Pacific customers, helping them to achieve their sustainability objectives by developing insights, building cost and value advantages into Georgia-Pacific products, and providing assurance that GP is a responsible and ethical supplier.
Allie Kelly is Executive Director of The Ray.
A Georgia native, Allie earned a B.A. degree in political science from the University of Georgia. She has worked in public policy for over 15 years, first as a lobbyist for UPS in Washington, D.C., then returning to Atlanta and founding Georgia Watch in 2002, which is the state’s only consumer watchdog organization.
Pamela Tanner Boll, an artist, filmmaker, writer, and activist, is the Director of Who Does She Think She Is?, a film about five artists who are mothers. She is the Co-Executive Producer of Academy Award-winning Born into Brothels, and the Executive Producer of eight documentaries: Connected, In a Dream, Our Summer in Tehran, Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields, Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors without Border, She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, Close to the Fire, and E-Team.
Sally Bethea is the retired founding director of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK), a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization established in 1994 whose mission is to protect and restore the Chattahoochee River, its tributaries, and watershed. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master’s degree in City Planning from Georgia Tech and an honorary doctorate from LaGrange College – as well as more than 35 years of experience in environmental issues and nonprofit management.