Posts by Dayna Thompson

What Has Southface Accomplished This Year?

Making a difference and working towards a more sustainable future is core to Southface, as an organization. Many of our programs and initiatives support the livelihoods of a variety of people in the Southeast and across the U.S. As we enter the 2017 holiday season, we want to take a moment to reflect on this incredible year.

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Grants to Green is Helping Nonprofits Elevate Their Missions

The Grants to Green story began when The Kendeda Fund approached leadership of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta (CFGA) in 2007 with a bright idea. The Kendeda Fund wanted to initiate a grant-making program that would transform the nonprofit sector by encouraging nonprofits to renovate or build healthier workplaces that are energy, water and resource efficient.

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Catching up with 2017 Fulcrum Award Winner: Project Tap In

With a call for “Raising Consciousness, Tipping the Balance,” the 2017 Southface Fulcrum Awards recognized the programs, people, buildings, movements and organizations that demonstrate excellence in pursing Southface’s vision: a regenerative economy, responsible resource use and social equity through a healthy built environment for all. The second annual awards were held this past March at Southface’s Greenprints Conference, and as we approach the third annual Fulcrum Awards, we decided to check in with the past three winners to see how they’ve improved.

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Five Things You Might Not Know About EarthCraft Urbanism

Zipping through Atlanta’s tangled web of choked freeways, you can take any exit to see the most common form of development in America – the arterial strip highway and suburban homes. You’ll undoubtedly find a box gas station, box fast food, box hotel – all surrounded by acres of parking. The only place for you is inside a car or inside a building. Everything looks exactly the same, no matter where you go.

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