Posts Tagged ‘sustainability’

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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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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June 2 SART Recap

The Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable convenes one Friday per month to discuss the region’s current environmental issues – from water to energy, urban planning to government policy and much more. Following the administration’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, last Friday’s Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable was a packed house. Stephanie Stuckey, Chief Resilience Officer…

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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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Southface Honors Dennis Creech at Annual Visionary Dinner

On Thursday, September 8, the Oceans Ballroom at the Georgia Aquarium was filled for Southface’s annual Visionary Dinner. Close to 600 business leaders, nonprofit executives, policymakers and sustainability enthusiasts joined us to celebrate outgoing Executive Director Dennis Creech, and his 38 years of service to Southface.

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Green on Gift: An EarthCraft Story

See what happens when an experienced builder publicizes his ongoing commitment to green building. The resulting house, called “Green on Gift,” is certified as EarthCraft Platinum and has received one of the highest point totals in the program’s history.

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Solar Panels and Southern Houses

Shan Arora, policy programs manager here at Southface, recently spoke with the Natural Resources Defense Council about his thoughts on distributed generation and how the South can gain the most from its mounting desire for energy independence.

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