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EarthCraft Awards Celebrate “Well-Built for Well-Being” Excellence

Last night, 15 awards were presented as a part of EarthCraft’s annual Celebration of Excellence, which recognizes projects, teams, builders, contractors, and organizations that have excelled in their commitment to the EarthCraft program. Founded in 1999 by Southface and the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, EarthCraft is a regional green building certification program focused on…

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Compostwheels

Composting contributes to a greener environment, and saves you the trouble of heavy trash bags and funky smells in your home. Thankfully, you don’t have to live on a farm or in a rural area to compost your food scraps. Compostwheels, a residential and commercial compost pickup service based in Atlanta, Ga, has made composting…

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Georgia Receives $391,000 Grant from The Kresge Foundation for “Healthy Families” Project

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), in partnership with Southface and the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC), is pleased to announce the support of The Kresge Foundation in a joint venture with local public housing authorities (PHAs) to improve the ability of PHAs to address residents’ health through better quality housing and improved access to services.

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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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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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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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HUD DESIGNATES JUNE AS NATIONAL HEALTHY HOMES MONTH

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) is kicking off the second annual National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM). Throughout the month, the goal is to raise awareness for what makes a home healthy and to strengthen coordination and collaboration between housing and health…

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Kwanza Hall’s Ordinance Diversifying Housing in Atlanta Approved

The first policy recommendation from the Department of Planning’s Tiny House Feasibility Study, also championed by Hall, allowing for an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in areas zoned for duplexes passed City Council on Monday. “Embracing the tiny house movement in Atlanta will help expand the diversity of our housing choices and provide more affordable housing…

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Step Up For Atlanta: The Living Transit Fund And A Path To A New Atlanta Way

Atlanta has long struggled to provide sustainable infrastructure and transit options to all residents, businesses and commuters, particularly its most vulnerable communities on the west and south sides of the city. Historically, underinvestment in public transportation has left communities cut off from centers of commerce, employment, entertainment and recreation – essentially requiring reliance on single-occupant…

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