Rutherford and Laura Turner Seydel hosted Dr. George Luber and Dr. Rajendra Pachuari at EcoManor to have a discussion about the latest IPCC Version 5 report on Climate Change. Dr. Pachuari shared many findings and most importantly his new "POP" program which is aimed at youth to protect the environment. To read in order start at the bottom and read up.
Forty eight hours of previews, press conferences, tours and interviews led to lots of tweets from NAIAS2015. To read the review of the new Volt click here. To see pictures from the trip visit our Facebook album. Meet Pam Fletcher, Chief Engineer of GM's electrification program. To read in order start at the bottom.
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.