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Tweet Diary - Clinton Global Initiative in Atlanta

The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) arrived in Atlanta after being hosted in Chicago and Denver for several years.

The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) arrived in Atlanta after being hosted in Chicago and Denver for several years. The room was electrified with over 750 people in attendance. The event included many exciting programs being either highlighted or announced that are happening in Atlanta. Highlighted programs included Cox Enterprises, Park Pride, ACE, Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Blank Foundation, and Equifax.

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Tweet Diary - DOE Southeast Regional QER

The Department of Energy (DOE) held it's last of six Quadrennial Energy Reviews (QER) in Atlanta. The reviews are a program in enacted by Secretary Muniz. It allows all players in the energy markets to provide feedback on energy policy. The event also allowed for public comment at the end of the day. Although we didn't stay for the entire day, Southeast Green got to hear three panels from power company executives and three presentations from Federal government programs. Read in order start at bottom.

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Tweet Diary - Solar Ready Vet Program with DOE and DOD

The DOE and DOD recently held a joint press release conference to announce expansion of the solar training program called Solar Ready Vets. As many soldiers prepare to matriculate, preparing our soldiers to find gainful employment after their service is a priority for the DOD. The Solar Ready Vet program is doubling it's training locations including locations in the Florida Panhandle and North Carolina. Additionally University of Tennessee and University of Central Florida will be receiving workforce grants. Read the press release. To read in order start at the bottom up.

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Tweet Diary - Interfaith Power & Light Conference

The annual Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) conference was held in Washington DC. The conference brought IPL state leaders from across the country to discuss legislative issues pertaining to climate change and other faith issues facing faith communities. The highlights included a rousing speech by Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley to encourage leaders as they prepared for legislative visits and a key note by Peggy Shepherd of WE ACT for Environmental Justice. She is an eco-activist and CEO of We ACT in Harlem. To read the tweets from Ms. Shepherd's speech in order start at the bottom and read up. To watch the speech check out our recording in Out and About Scopes.

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Tweet Diary - 2016 Leadership Breakfast

The EarthShare of Georgia 2016 Leadership Breakfast was held with the who's who of Atlanta's sustainability community in attendance. Ryan Gravel was the keynote speaker. The attendees enjoyed a round table discussion along with the delicious breakfast. To read in order start at the bottom up. 

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Tweet Diary - Sowing Seeds: Where Food and Faith Meet

The United Methodist Church's National Creation Care Conference was hosted at Decatur First United Methodist Church. This year's theme was Sowing Seeds: Where Food and Faith Meet. The conference hosted national, regional and local speakers. The conference had keynote speakers Norman Wirzba and Jennifer Ayres on Friday and Andrew Kimbrell on Saturday. Conference attendees also participated in tours and several different worship celebratiosn. To read the tweets in order start at the bottom.

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