Southface Announces Cox Enterprises as Presenting Sponsor of 2017 Visionary Dinner; Mohawk Group Returns as Title Sponsor

Previous Argon Award recipient increases support for signature Southface event Southface is pleased to announce Cox Enterprises as the presenting sponsor for its upcoming Visionary Dinner on September 19 at the Georgia Aquarium. Previously a patron sponsor, Cox has raised its commitment of support, and will be providing the emcee for the event. For the…

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By Dayna Thompson | July 24, 2017

The Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge Celebrates Top Performers

In partnership with the City of Atlanta, Central Atlanta Progress, Southface, Midtown Alliance and Livable Buckhead, the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (ABBC) is a public/private initiative to reduce energy and water consumption by at least 20 percent by 2020 across the Atlanta area. Led by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Resilience, the program…

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By Dayna Thompson | July 24, 2017

Georgia Piedmont Technical College “Amps Up” its Sustainability Efforts by Expanding Electric Vehicle Charging Station Options

Ribbon-Cutting ceremony held at college’s Newton Campus You won’t hear the roar of the fleet vehicle engines at Georgia Piedmont Technical College much these days. That’s because electric vehicles (EV) don’t make a lot of noise. The college is expanding its fleet of electric vehicles, and providing charging stations to keep them fueled up. Showcasing…

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By Dayna Thompson | July 21, 2017

EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation Named a Finalist in 2017 Atlanta E3 Awards

EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation (ECSP), a partnership between Southface and The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, has been selected as a finalist in the Built Environment category for the 2017 Atlanta E3 Awards. The E3 Awards celebrate the companies, organizations and people who deserve recognition for their work in sustainable business practices. ECSP revitalizes underused or…

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By Staff Writer | July 17, 2017

Five Nature-Inspired Climate Change Solutions Advance to Entrepreneurship Accelerator

Five teams of entrepreneurs from around the world have been chosen to participate in the newest cohort of the world’s only business accelerator program dedicated to bringing nature-inspired solutions to market. Over 100 teams entered the 2017 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, answering the call to apply biomimicry, or nature-inspired design, to develop solutions to reverse or adapt to climate change.

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By Staff Writer | July 13, 2017

Innovation Through Collaboration In The Fight Against Climate Change

Within the reality of climate change, major themes emerge: changes to our global community health; changes in our food, water and energy systems; changes in the global economy and supply chain – the list goes on. While all of these changes do not affect everyone all of the time, as a global community, we must…

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By Staff Writer | July 10, 2017

Meet a Southfacer: Ingrid Irby

Ingrid Irby works at Southface as a Residential Sustainability Services Administrator. In her spare she likes to march around Atlanta with her daughter. Read to find out more about Ingrid and her love for Southface!

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By Dayna Thompson | June 26, 2017

Alumnus Feature: Conor Sosebee

Southface’s staff represents a diverse group of leaders in the fields of sustainability, equitable community development, environmental science, health, high performance building and sustainable design. Each day, staff members work hard to create a healthy built environment for all, and Southface is invested in the good work that each employee carries out within the organization and beyond. By keeping in touch with former employees, Southface is able to celebrate the accomplishments that alumni make and keep up to date with how they are bettering the world.

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By Dayna Thompson | June 26, 2017

Southface Corporate Member Highlight: Super Green Solutions

SuperGreen Solutions seeks to save customers money on energy bills by providing comprehensive, customized energy efficient products and solutions. Read to find out why SuperGreen Solutions became a Southface Corporate Member. 

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By Dayna Thompson | June 22, 2017

Project Safe Flight Atlanta And Lights Out Atlanta Spring Wrap Up

Volunteers with Atlanta Audubon Society’s Project Safe Flight Atlanta have been patrolling the streets during bird migration this spring looking for birds that have been killed or injured after colliding with buildings. During the spring 2017 monitoring season, volunteers collected 138 birds, representing 46 different species bringing to total birds collected since the program began…

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By Dayna Thompson | June 15, 2017

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