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Groundswell-led Collaboration Begins Research to Expand Solar Access for Low-Income Communities, Funded by U.S. Department of Energy
Groundswell, a non-profit organization that builds community power connecting solar power to economic empowerment, with its partner organizations has launched a three-year research and demonstration program. Groundswell’s “LIFT” program will conduct research and develop program designs to rapidly accelerate accessible, market-based, scalable community solar and energy efficiency programs for low-income households and communities in at least a dozen states.
Community Plumbing Program Alerts Resident to Gas Peril
Southface Institute’s CCPRP plumber discovers leak while providing free repairs
On May 15, 2019, plumber Ramel Herring and a partner, both from Legwork Plumbing Solutions, visited Atlanta resident Paulette Harris to deliver free plumbing repairs as part of Southface Institute’s Care & Conserve Plumbing Repair Program (CCPRP) funded by the City of Atlanta, Department of Watershed Management.
Longtime sustainability champion adds her vision, urban resilience experience For Immediate Release ATLANTA, GA – November 27, 2018 – Southface, a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainability policies and practices across homes, workplaces and communities throughout the Southeast, announced today that it has added Stephanie Stuckey as its new Director of Sustainability Services. This position…
Southface honors former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin with prestigious Argon Award During its annual Visionary Dinner gala, Southface recognized former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin’s outstanding achievement in realizing a sustainable future. The Argon Award for Excellence in Sustainability was presented at Southface’s annual Visionary Dinner held at Flourish, Atlanta on September 12, 2018. The…
For immediate release ATLANTA — At its 20th annual Greenprints conference on March 12-14, Southface will recognize some of the Southeast’s most exciting and innovative sustainability initiatives during the Fulcrum Awards. “Though diverse in scope, each Fulcrum Award recipient exemplifies our vision to promote a regenerative economy, responsible resource use, social equity, and a healthy…
Southface Leadership:“Exciting Opportunity,” After Mayor Announces Civic Center Redevelopment Project
For Immediate Release ATLANTA,GA, NOVEMBER 21, 2017 – On the morning of November 21, 2017, Atlanta Mayor, Kasim Reed, announced the sale of the Atlanta Civic Center Site located at 395 Piedmont Avenue NE to the Atlanta Housing Authority. The sale indicates a long-anticipated redevelopment plan, which will feature retail units, workspaces and mixed residential…
The TransFormation Alliance (TFA), a collaboration of metro Atlanta organizations that promotes the development of thriving, mixed-income communities anchored by transit, has named Odetta MacLeish-White as its first managing director.
Southface, whose campus lies within with Civic Center site, will partner with the Atlanta Housing Authority, Invest Atlanta & Weingarten to redesign its future.
Southface is and will continue to be an asset to not only Atlanta, but across the Southeast and U.S. as a leader in promoting sustainable homes, workplaces and communities.
Serenbe founder and CEO Steve Nygren will be honored with the 2017 Argon Award at Southface’s annual Visionary Dinner, a gala that brings together hundreds of sustainability professionals to raise awareness and funding for Southface’s continued work in high-performance affordable housing, green infrastructure, clean energy, healthy buildings and sustainable communities.