Grants to Green: Greening Metro Atlanta Nonprofits since 2008

Grants to Green was launched in 2008 as a partnership between The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Southface and The Kendeda Fund. The program provides assessment and implementation awards that evaluate and improve the operations of nonprofit facilities in the 23-county metro Atlanta area. Some of the opportunities identified in the assessment report can be…

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By Southface Staff | March 16, 2013

Meet a Southfacer: Chandra Farley

As project manager for Southface events, Chandra manages the upcoming Greenprints conference, the annual Visionary Dinner and other events including the bi-annual Solstice parties and EarthCraft Awards.

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By Chandra Farley | March 1, 2013

Finding Common Ground with Historic Preservation: Notes from the Field

In recent years there has been growing interest in both the green building and historic preservation communities to find practical solutions to energy use issues in historic structures. Design, construction, planning and preservation professionals are taking new approaches to old problems and common ground is being found. Here are a few examples of Southface’s recent…

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By Bourke Reeve | March 1, 2013

Thought Leaders on Sustainable Development Part III

By 2050, 70 percent of the world’s population will reside in cities. This shift from rural communities uniquely positions cities to become hubs for innovation and incubators for sustainable development solutions. While indicators show the economy to be in recovery, sustainability agendas continue to fall victim to strained city budgets. Lack of political will and…

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By Southface Staff | March 1, 2013

The future is bright for solar

Author: John Sibley What is the future of solar power in Georgia? The future is bright. Solar power has begun to take off in our state. The installed capacity of solar electric systems more than doubled in 2011. We have about 700 systems and over 20 megawatts (MW) of capacity, providing enough electricity to power…

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By Southface Staff | January 20, 2013

Meet a Southfacer: Shan Arora

Shan Arora is a project manager with Southface’s Sustainable Communities Team. An environmental advocate since an early age, he transitioned into sustainable community development after working in the international trade and tax fields for a decade.

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By Shan Arora | January 10, 2013
Georgia Energy Data

20 Megawatts and Counting: Southface Launches GeorgiaEnergyData.org

A major barrier to achieving clean energy policy in Georgia is the lack of data on resources currently developed within the state.

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By Shan Arora | January 2, 2013

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