Dr. Vandana Shiva founder of the modern seed saving movement in India, ranked top 10 feminist in the world by Forbes and international leader in the fight to stop GMOs was hosted by The Captain Planet Foundation and Georgia Organics at EcoManor. Needless to say Dr. Shiva, who has written or edited over 42 books, was amazingly informative and inspiring to the audience of supporters and sustainability leaders. She delivered stories that broke one's heart and then encouraged to fight harder to protect our crops around the world. To see pictures from the event click here. To read in order read from the bottom up. A collection of some of her books located here.
Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance held their third annual conference along with Association of Energy Service Professionals. Offering a wide range of topics and speakers from across the country, the conference was a great blend of policy, advances in technologies and best practices. Most notably there were three outstanding keynote speeches: Suzanne Shelton of Shelton Group, Scott Jenkins GM for the new Atlanta Falcons Stadium and Georgia PSC Commissioner Tim Echols. To see pictures from the event visit our Facebook page. To read in order start at the bottom and read up. To read the different panels click on the buttons below.
The Evangelical Environmental Network hosts weekly Friday calls with faith leaders and special guests. On Halloween, leaders got a treat. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy joined the call to discuss the public commenting period for the Clean Water Act. She also discussed the Clean Power Plan. To read in order start at the bottom and read up.
The recently founded Chattahoochee Now non-profit held a kick-off for their program recently at King & Spalding. Board members including Marianne Lanier of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, Walter Brown of Jamestown Properties/Riverview Landing Atlanta, Steve Nygren of Serenbe were just some of the notable board members who will be supporting this effort. Many may say the Chattahoochee is beautiful and the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, who is also a partner, has done a wonderful job. That is true but for 53 miles (106 miles of riverbank) of the river just south of National Park there is still a tremendous amount of pollution and work that needs to be done. This is where Chattahoochee Now steps in to provide inspiration, funding and revisioning of the river. Working along with the Georgia Conservancy, the Atlanta Beltline and the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Chattahoochee Now will start this exciting project that will bring restoration to Atlanta's beloved river. To get everyone fired up Jeff Shoemaker ED of The Greenway Foundation from Denver who has spent 40 years restoring the South Platte River. An inspiring story for sure. Stay tuned for more news on this exciting project. Get a peak at the photos from the event.
Georgia World Congress Center made a major announcement at their Board of Governors meeting. Joined by sustainability leaders from across the city, Southeast Green was honored to cover the momentous event. Although we were under a press blackout. We took tweets of the event so our readers could get a feel for the event. To read in order start at the top and read down. Read the press release. Watch our interview with Tim Trefzer. See the pictures from the event.
Pump the Movie was here in Atlanta at the Plaza Theater. Southeast Green attended the Atlanta Premier which was followed by a Q & A with Yossie Hollander, the producer. Southeast Green also got to interview Yossie twice. Once on Speaking of Green and then at the event with SEGreen Mobile. This unenvironmental movie makes one of the most compelling environmental and energy security arguments for fueling America with American fuel solutions. The film is fuel agnostic but supports American solutions to our energy consumption. It was amazing to see how many alternative fuel choices we have from EVs, ethanol, LNG, CNG, biodeisel and methanol. To read in order start at the bottom and read up.