Historic theatres and other nonprofits to receive grants for green building infrastructure improvements

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ATLANTA, GA – April 15, 2021 – Southface, a leading environmental and community development nonprofit, is pleased to announce the latest partners selected to participate in GoodUse, a grant program which guides nonprofits through resource efficiency upgrades to reduce environmental impact and save money that can be reinvested into core programming. This group of grantees …

A Boys & Girls Club in Sarasota Partners with Southface’s GoodUse Grant Program To Reduce Environmental Impact and Costs

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When Covid-19 restricted in-person activities across the country, the Lee Wetherington Boys & Girls Club site in Sarasota, Florida had to temporarily close its doors as it prepared for the protocols it needed to implement to keep its staff and club members safe going forward. Aware of the growing need for services, especially among essential …

All Faiths Food Bank in Sarasota Becomes More Resource-Efficient and Improves Indoor Air Quality During COVID-19

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All Faiths Food Bank has been relieving hunger in the Sarasota, Florida, community since 1989, and like other social service providers across the country, demand surged in 2020 as Covid-19 spread across the country. In fact, 49% of All Faith’s clients were new last year. In order to keep up with need, the food bank …

19 Nonprofits to Receive GoodUse Grants for Sustainability Upgrades

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ATLANTA, GA —January 27, 2021— Southface Institute is pleased to announce 19 new nonprofit partners selected for GoodUse, a grant program which guides nonprofits through resource efficiency upgrades to reduce environmental impact and save money that can be reinvested into core programming. With these upgrades, the organizations can save energy and water, improve indoor air …

Fox Theatre Institute Joins Forces With Southface Institute to Fund Historic Theatres’ Energy Sustainability

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ATLANTA, GA—JANUARY 11, 2021—At a time when a global pandemic has forced theaters across the country to go dark, the Fox Theatre Institute (FTI), a department of Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, Inc., is partnering with leading national environmental nonprofit Southface Institute to make historic theaters across the Southeast become more resilient, resource-efficient and save operational dollars …

100% Solar a Growing Reality for Nonprofits

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On a hot, humid September day, dozens of students, teachers, well-wishers and project participants gathered outside The SAE School in Mableton. The occasion was to celebrate a ribbon-cutting of the school’s new solar array, an installation that puts The SAE School on its way to becoming the first 100% solar-powered school in Georgia. Its path …

SAE School Set to Become First 100% Solar-Powered School in Georgia

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ATLANTA, GA—September 2, 2020— Southface Institute announced today the completion of solar installation work for its partnership with The SAE School and a groundbreaking philanthropic financing structure that opens the door to solar for other schools and nonprofits. The ribbon-cutting event to unveil the project, a cornerstone of the school’s net-zero goals, was held Wednesday, …

Nonprofit Partnerships Provide Safe Outdoor Spaces And Green Education Opportunities

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Since its inception, Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center has believed in the power of outdoor education. Now, with workforce help from green|spaces and grant funding through Southface’s GoodUse program, the center aims to be a safe haven for students throughout COVID-19 and beyond. Thanks to a partnership with green|spaces and grant funding from The …

Atlanta History Center Documents the City’s Pandemic Experience

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As we slog through the trenches of 2020, which is leaving one of the most cataclysmic wakes in contemporary memory, it’s sometimes easy to lose sight of the fact that this is some amazing history we’re living through. With the coronavirus pandemic and the social transformation carried by the protests against racism, the coming years will look and feel different in many ways. On the COVID-19 front, there’s one Atlanta institution that didn’t miss a beat in recording its significance to our greater metro—the Atlanta History Center (AHC). With the Corona Collective, they are asking Atlantans to help future generations and ourselves remember the details of this time by submitting their individual pieces of it.