Bringing Sustainability To The Boys & Girls Clubs of America

By Haven Bills For most nonprofits, any opportunity to save money is a welcome one, as those savings can be invested in work which fulfills the organization’s mission. Utility bills represent one area where nonprofits can realize big savings, as inefficient buildings and fixtures can be a large portion of an organization’s operating expenses. Southface…

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By Staff Writer | July 11, 2018

Avalon Catering To Bring Sustainable, Local Flavor To Summer Solstice

Summer is here, and with it comes the chance to taste the best of what the season offers – juicy watermelon, golden ears of corn, ripe tomatoes, and more make for a delightful meal that can be sourced from our own backyards. As a state-of-the-art demonstration facility and industry leader throughout the Southeast, Southface hosts…

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By David Bailey | June 15, 2018

Here’s Why We Feel Optimistic This Earth Day (And You Should Too)

So far, 2018 has been a pretty tough year for the planet. So was 2017. And 2016. In fact, the past 16 years have been the warmest years on record, according to NASA. The rate at which the average global surface temperatures has increased has been 233% since 1980. Yet we remain optimistic. In Atlanta…

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By David Bailey | April 22, 2018

Transforming Transit: Catching Up With TransFormation Alliance’s Odetta MacLeish-White

In October 2017, Odetta MacLeish-White was appointed the first managing director of The TransFormation Alliance (TFA), a collaboration of metro Atlanta organizations that promotes the development of thriving, mixed-income communities anchored by transit. On April 6, she will moderate Southface’s monthly policy forum, the Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable (SART). April’s SART focuses on building equity in transit-oriented development,…

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By Pamela Henman | March 29, 2018

Women Are The Key To Fighting Climate Change

    March 8 is International Women’s Day! Today we spotlight the press for progress and celebrate the accomplishments of women who are making a positive and lasting impact on sustainability in the region. As the environmental conversations shift to resiliency, women and girls around the world remain critical to positive global transformation. Project Drawdown,…

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By David Bailey | March 8, 2018

Grants to Green is Helping Nonprofits Elevate Their Missions

The Grants to Green story began when The Kendeda Fund approached leadership of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta (CFGA) in 2007 with a bright idea. The Kendeda Fund wanted to initiate a grant-making program that would transform the nonprofit sector by encouraging nonprofits to renovate or build healthier workplaces that are energy, water and resource efficient.

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By Dayna Thompson | December 13, 2017

Atlanta Audubon Receives Grant to Restore Bird-Friendly Habitat

Atlanta Audubon Society has received a $20,000 grant plus $20,000 in matching funds to restore bird-friendly habitat at the Land O’ Lakes unit of Blue Heron Nature Preserve in Fulton County.

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By Dayna Thompson | November 8, 2017

Transformation Alliance Appoints MacLeish-White as First Managing Director

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.

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By Dayna Thompson | October 23, 2017

EarthCraft Awards Celebrate “Well-Built for Well-Being” Excellence

Last night, 15 awards were presented as a part of EarthCraft’s annual Celebration of Excellence, which recognizes projects, teams, builders, contractors, and organizations that have excelled in their commitment to the EarthCraft program. Founded in 1999 by Southface and the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, EarthCraft is a regional green building certification program focused on…

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By Staff Writer | October 20, 2017

The Link between Health and Built Environments

We’ve learned since grade school that outdoor air pollution has a significant impact on our health, but what about the hidden dangers of poor indoor air quality (IAQ)? While many of us know dust, smoke and pet dander found in homes can cause and trigger respiratory illnesses, it is easy for people to overlook the…

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By Dayna Thompson | October 17, 2017

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