The Mountainfilm Festival rolled into Metro Atlanta for the second annual presentation. A series of short films that focuses on the great outdoors and environment, the festival was almost a sell out this year. Films ranged from skiers in the jungle, to a poignant documentary about a returning WWII vet to bridge in France to go on a fishing trip. To see pictures of the event visit our Facebook page.
The 9th Annual Georgia Environmental Conference was held at the Jekyll Island Conference Center. This conference hosts practitioners of sustainability from the corporate level to small business to nonprofits to government. With over 400 in attendance the conference brought a variety of panel discussions from sustainability leaders form across Georgia. To see photos from the event click here. To read in order start at the bottom.
Tweet Diary - TAG Manufacturing & Smart Energy Present: Empowering Modern Manufacturing, The Role of Energy
TAG Manufacturing & Smart Energy presented Empowering Modern Manufacturing, the Role of Energy hosted at the GE Energy Center. The Budweiser Cartersville General Manager Rob Haas presented first and then a panel including Rep. Mike Dudgeon, Keith Bass, energy expert and former CEO of Electric Cities Georgia, Dr. Stephen Shea, Suniva and Charles Chapman of Shaw Industries discussed solutions and challenges for managing energy and sustainability goals. To read in order start at the bottom. Check out the pictures of the GE Center.
EPA Clean Power Plan hearings on day two, July 30th in Atlanta. Presenters for and against the plan were more balanced on day 2. They were almost equal pro and con. Southeast Green covered a little of both rooms. Beth Bond, Curator of Sustainable News for Southeast Green also presented testimony. We are calling these “faux tweets”, since they couldn’t be sent out via twitter. Read her testimony here. Read day one coverage. To read in order start at the top and read down.
Here to cover the Clean Power Plan hearings. Room B is where we spent the afternoon. There are a total of two hearing rooms. Folks were brought up in pairs to speak. Supporters of the plan outnumbered cons 4 to 1. What was interesting with the testimony was that everyone, pros and cons alike, had at least one valuable point to present. Where there were overall themes presented over and over, it was amazing to hear each story and set of facts. We tried to catch the diversity of each of the speakers in regards to where they were from and who or what they represented. We are calling these “faux tweets”, since they couldn’t be sent out via twitter. This was only 3 hours of testimony due to covering other activities. Unlike other tweet diaries to read in order start at the top and read down.
The press conference hosted by the a large number of environmental groups was held in front of the Omni Hotel where the EPA Clean Power Plan hearings were being held. With over 100 people in attendance from six states, attendees and participants were treated to press conference that sounded more like a rally at points but were had a variety leaders speak. Voices of faith-based institutions, non-profits, business and political entities joined together to show express support for Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Power Plan. To read in order start at the bottom and read up.