Dr. Mark Hyman author of the 10-Day Detox Diet, recently did a talk about his book at EcoManor. With a standing room only crowd, Dr. Hyman regaled the attendees with witty information that packed a punch of reality for those trying to convert to a healthier lifestyle. To read in order read from the bottom up.
The 2014 Greenprints brought together national Green Building experts with Atlanta's Green Built community. Always an engaging information packed schedule, sessions we covered were LEED v4 presented by Carlie Bullock-Jones, ASID, LEED Fellow, a product panel discussing efforts to remove toxins from products and keynote speaker Cliff Majersik, Executive Director, Institute for Market Transformation. To read in order start at the bottom and read up.
The Brook Byers Institute at Georgia Tech hosted a panel discussion between academics and Atlanta corporate leaders on March 11. The panel included a corporate who's who including Coca-Cola, Novelis and UPS alongside Nobel Prize winner Dr. Marilyn Brown and her colleagues of the Brook Byers Institute lead to a fascinating conversation about what is going to be needed for prospective students to really help elevate sustainability solutions for corporations of the future. Key factors to student employment are math and science degrees, diversity training and collaborative interdisciplinary problem solving. It's a different kind of graduate that will be needed but exciting to think how business decisions will be determined moving forward. The panel was moderated by Diana Rivenburgh, author of The New Corporate Facts of Life. To read the tweets in order start at the bottom and read up.
Southeast Green was honored to attend its first Alabama Water Rally March 8th in downtown Montgomery. It was great to finally meet Nelson Brooke the Black Warrior Riverkeeper! You can listen to his interview on Speaking of Green here. Southeast Green caught the tail end of the Alabama Legislative update, Alexis Chase of Georgia Interfaith Power & Light presenting on how organize faith-based institutions on sustainability and keynote speaker Dr. Scot Duncan. To read in order start at the bottom up.
Keep Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful hosted their annual Environmental Luncheon and Governor's Address. Governor Deal spoke to an audience of over 600 attendees on some of the environmental issues facing Georgia. To read in order start at the bottom and read up.
March's Green Wednesdays brought the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance to the chamber to present the results of the Energy Efficiency programs they administered over the last three years. Key findings were energy efficiency creates jobs, creates real long term savings for customers and for every dollar spent on the grant program there was a 300% return on investment. To read the tweets in order start at the bottom and read up. You can listen to the interview on Speaking of Green about the same report.