How we do our work
Why We Do It
Each and every day we are working to build our vision for the future: A regenerative economy, responsible resource use and social equity through a healthy built environment for all. Each of our programs and lines of service influence three key outcomes - improved quality of life, shared prosperity and thriving natural systems.
How We do our work
- Collaborate with our community and network
- Lead by Design
- Educate our community
- Advocate on behalf of the issues we know to be most pressing
- Research and find new solutions to our most important questions
What we do
Southface promotes sustainable homes, workplaces and communities through education, research, advocacy and technical assistance. We're able to achieve this mission through our individual service lines - regenerative places and spaces, education and training, research and incubation, policy and systems technology, and organizational sustainability.
Textile production is a global, resource-intensive process that takes immense amounts of water, fossil fuels, and chemicals to produce just one piece of clothing. There’s an 85% chance that single item of clothing will end up in a landfill. On May 4, Southface’s Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable (SART) explores the environmental and social impact of…Read More
So far, 2018 has been a pretty tough year for the planet. So was 2017. And 2016. In fact, the past 16 years have been the warmest years on record, according to NASA. The rate at which the average global surface temperatures has increased has been 233% since 1980. Yet we remain optimistic. In Atlanta…Read More
No matter the size, homes are highly-complex structures with a foundation built on science. From air conditioning and water heaters to insulation and air sealing, the mechanical systems in our buildings are deeply interconnected, and interior and exterior components must work in harmony to ensure your home is comfortable, secure, and energy efficient. Southface’s Fundamentals…Read More
Your support enables Southface to launch and lead important initiatives in several areas;
bold programs that are made possible through the generosity of our donors.