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.
The annual Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Gala was also an event that honored Sally Bethea who after founding and then serving as the Riverkeeper for 20 years is now stepping down to allow new leaders create the next chapter of the Chattahoochee River. To see pictures from the event click here. To read the tweets in order click here or start at the bottom and read up.
We wish Sally the best of luck in her next role whatever that will be. We know she will be incredible in it.
USGBC hosted GreenScenes at Manuel's Tavern. Before the networking began the group was brought up to speed on LEED4. Presented by Carlie Bullock-Jones and colleague, USGBC attendees got an overview on LEED4 and the changes to the latest version of the green building standard. To read the tweets in order start at the bottom and read up.
Green Wednesdays hosted American Fuel Systems. Rahim B. Charania, CEO, presented on American Fueling Systems and thoughts on sustainability in the general. It was great to hear a successful CEO discuss some of his thoughts on challenges for implementing sustainability in the general business community. Green Wednesdays is a monthly meetings hosted by the Green Chamber of the South. Presentations are on a wide range of topics.
Southface's annual Visionary Dinner is always a stellar event. A who who's of Atlanta's sustainability community gather each year to be inspired and honor the winner of the Argon Award. This year's event actually included two events. There was a morning session with keynote speaker Andrew Winston, author of The Big Pivot. Then an evening event with the full dinner and all the gala was that night. Notably, this year's Argon Award winner was Mayor Kasim Reed. To read the tweets from the morning session click here and read up. To read the tweets from dinner click and read down. Watch Southeast Green's SEGreen Mobile Interview with Andrew Winston. Read Southface presents Argon Award for Leadership in Sustainability to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. Finally, check out the photos including all the courses from the dinner on our Facebook page.