Posts by Marci Reed

Tiny Houses, Big Possibilities in Atlanta

Tiny House at PCM-Feature Size

People across the country are joining the Tiny House movement in an effort to minimalize their impact on the environment, their financial burdens and the limitations on their time and freedom. Southface supports that agenda, and we recognize that Tiny Houses can also address many community needs.

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Steve Curwood Headlines Visionary Dinner

Recently, Southface staff examined our vision, mission and core values in the context of creating the organization’s next strategic plan. One of the most profound insights we gained from this exercise was the widespread commitment of our staff to the equity aspect of triple bottom line economics.This recent focus was part of the inspiration behind inviting Steve Curwood to speak at our upcoming Visionary Dinner.

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Steve Curwood on our Relationship to our Environment

Thirty years ago, when the first Earth Day rallies got underway, I was slow to get in line. But over the next 20 years things changed, and I changed, too. As a society, we made a lot of progress on many of the problems of 1970…Meanwhile, I became a journalist and a parent…Of all the issues Americans marched about in 1970, only the environment has gotten worse…life as we know and love it is changing profoundly.

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Simple Measures Can Really Add Up

Recently at Southface, we tried an experiment to limit water use. Challenged to reduce our water consumption by 20 percent in order to meet the requirements of the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, we decided to monitor our behavior in an easy, low-tech way.

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