Vote YES for the Atlanta BeltLine + transit, transportation, and PROGRESS for our region on July 31!
Wow – I didn’t realize it’s been so long since I last wrote for Our Green Atlanta! Spending the past year planning the most eco-friendly wedding possible accounts for much of the time, as does trying to land my dream job. Luckily, both worked out perfectly! After five years of volunteering for the Atlanta BeltLine … Read more
Part III: White Oak Pastures eco-friendly projects (they’re more than just a sustainable cattle ranch)
White Oak Pastures, an organic, grass-fed beef farm in south Georgia serves up sustainability with a side of other projects. This is third part in a series and covers chickens, solar voltaic sheds, a little south Georgia history, and more.
Read this and the other two articles for the full story! →
Increasing energy efficiency in your home: benefit for the environment, your wallet, and your health
Making your home more energy efficient is not only good for the earth, it’s also good for your wallet and health. Here are some simple methods, recommended by the U.S. Department of Energy, for decreasing your carbon footprint, your monthly electricity bill, and serious health risks all at the same time.
See what you might be able to change in your home →
Park Pride’s Parks and Greenspace Conference is back for its tenth year! Come learn about the future of parks with special bonuses like tours of Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Part II: The land, sustainability, and Serengeti model of Georgia grass-fed beef farm, White Oak Pastures
Since White Oak Pastures became our main source for local, Georgia grass-fed beef, we decided to visit the farm in person where owner / rancher Will Harris took us on a tour where we witnessed a cattle’s life cycle from birth to afterlife. This blog post is part two of a three part series (you can read part I here that covers the abattoir and each step that a cow goes through on its journey from Will’s farm to your grill / table). This second article talks about the sustainability of White Oak Pastures farming methods. →
We took a tour of White Oak Pastures, a sustainable, grass-fed beef farm in south Georgia with Will Harris, the third generation owner and president. This 3-part series includes the processing plant, the land and sustainability, and Will’s other projects.
Who do you know that’s impacted the greenspace in your community? Nominate them for the Cox Conserves Heroes Award!
How can the Cash for Caulkers program help you save on retrofits when you reduce your home’s energy consumption?
Looking to take advantage of Cash for Caulkers? Here is an easy-to-read guide to the 13 home energy retrofits and the rebates the government will give you for each one.
Georgia Grove encourages individuals and communities to “plant your legacy” and increase Atlanta’s tree canopy
Georgia Grove is a part of American Grove – a country-wide project to plant trees to combat our shrinking urban tree canopies.
White Provision Welcomes Shaun Doty’s YEAH! BURGER, an eco-friendly restaurant featuring local meats
Atlanta welcomed to the scene our newest sustainable restaurant in White Provision on the west side last night! “YEAH! Burger” will focus on locally-sourced meat (from White Oak Pastures – a favorite of Zack’s and mine), eco-friendly materials and practices, and organic foods with the ultimate goal of creating a zero waste zone.
Green rental properties could be in the future for the nation’s 300,000 landlords who control much of the 50-80% of buildings’ greenhouses gas emissions. A few simple, inexpensive steps can go a long way!
Decatur family establishes Camp Scene – a green summer camp for kids, outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship
We would like to welcome to Oakhurst the newest green summer camp for Decatur and Atlanta kids! Camp Scene is a new summer day camp with a mission: fostering nature appreciation and teaching about environmental issues through adventure.
The industry of paper receipts fells 9.6 million trees annually – and for what? Is it time to get rid of paper receipts in favor of purely electronic transactions?
Atlanta’s temporary public art project, Art on the BeltLine, needs your help with clean ups this weekend!
Art on the BeltLine needs your help on May 1st and 2nd in clearing and preparing artists’ installation sites on trails on the east and west sides of Atlanta! In addition to clearing artists’ specific sites, we will also pick up general trash as we prepare to launch temporary public art projects in June and to introduce people to newly opened sections of the BeltLine.
Join Oakhurst Community Garden and the City of Decatur for a 40th Earth Day celebration this Sunday!
The City of Decatur and the Oakhurst Community Garden invite you out for the city’s official 2010 Earth Day celebration, this Sunday, April 18th, at the Oakhurst Garden!
Fernbank Science Center’s annual tree, shrub, and plant sale is this Saturday, April 17th, 2010 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Check the Science Center’s website for the plant list to be posted online closer to the sale!
“Save water, drink beer!” with the Georgia Conservancy’s Generation Green kick-off at the Sweetwater Brewery!
The Georgia Conservancy is welcoming spring and celebrating Earth Month one beer at a time with “Save Water, Drink Beer!” at Atlanta’s favorite local brewery, Sweetwater! Next Monday, join the Georgia Conservancy and Generation Green members for a beer tasting, cookout, live music event to kick of another year of green Atlanta events.
Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve is having its monthly Volunteer Work Day this Sunday, March 7th, 2010 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Clyde Shepherd in Medlock Park, Decatur, is a lovely, hidden nature preserve with trails, a bamboo forest, learning centers, wetlands, bird-watching outposts, and more, and stays beautiful with the help of volunteer support!
The monthly Virginia Highland Trash Walk will be this Saturday, March 6th, 2010! Meet at Intown Hardware on North Highland for the walk-and-talk volunteer clean-up in the neighborhood.
Southface presents Greenprints, the South’s premiere conference on green building and sustainable communities!
On March 1st and 2nd, 2010, Southface Energy Institute will present their annual Greenprints Conference and Tradeshow: “Sustainable Communities by Design” with an emphasis on commercial and residential sustainability, eco-friendly buildings, renewable energy, and much more!