Posts Tagged ‘sustainability’

Lessons from Sustainability Veterans

Sustainability Veterans advising how to a career within sustainability

Deep listening, selfless systems thinking and resourcefulness are among the list of important attributes to possess for someone who wants to move up in their sustainability career, according to sustainability veterans. These professionals have held leadership roles in the world of corporate sustainability, and they are brainstorming ways and passing along lessons to help the next generation of sustainability leaders be successful.

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Speak (Sustainability) From Your Heart

Whether it’s at a family dinner or during a presidential debate, talking about climate challenges with others can be very difficult. Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist at Texas Tech University, knows just the trick when it comes to speaking to people from different backgrounds and belief systems about the climate crisis.

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Deciphering the Language of Sustainable Design

Architects, engineers, designers and others in the sustainability sector often speak and write in jargon that their clients and audiences don’t completely understand. Using these words frequently without explanation can render them meaningless and makes it harder for newcomers to connect with sustainable activity. This article dives back into their original meanings.

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Everyone Has a Role in Community Health

Community health is about much more than healthcare, said panelists at the April edition of Southface Institute’s Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable. In fact, it depends on an entire network of factors to support the well-being of its members, with each participant playing a specific role.

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Stephanie Stuckey Joins the Staff of Southface

Recent Posts Emotional Well-Being and the Built Environment May 21, 2020 Renewable Energy Surpasses Coal May 15, 2020 How Will the Way We Interact With the Built Environment Change? May 8, 2020 Boys & Girls Clubs Come to the Rescue of First Responders April 30, 2020 Creating a Sustainable Future April 30, 2020 Longtime sustainability…

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Green Real Estate: Selling a Higher Standard

As consumers become increasingly aware of the benefits that green buildings offer, builders and developers are following suit. According to a recent study from the National Association of Home Builders, at least one-third of single and multifamily builders surveyed reported that green buildings make up a “significant portion” of their overall activity, representing more than 60 percent of their portfolio. Additionally, incentives from local municipalities and utility companies make green building and retrofitting an attractive option for homebuilders and homeowners.

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Voting for the Future of Recreation: The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act

From the Ridge and Valley to the Lower Coastal Plain and in cities and communities across our state, Georgia boasts an abundance of spaces for recreational activity. From rivers, lakes and streams, to playgrounds, parks, greenspaces, and hiking trails, the state’s great outdoors nurtures wildlife habitats and provides plentiful space for people to play.

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The State of Rooftop Solar in Georgia

This article originally appeared in SaportaReport Sustainable Communities – Thought Leadership on July 23, 2018. By Bailey Shea Georgia’s solar capacity in 2017 ranked second in the Southeast. Ninety-five percent of this capacity is utility-scale solar farms, while only 5 percent is on rooftops. While Georgia has the potential to be a nationwide leader in…

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Bringing Sustainability to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America

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.

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