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Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail rendering - 10th and Monroe

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 … Continue reading

White Oak Pastures raising sustainable chickens in Georgia

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! →

energy efficient doors for your home

When It Comes to Buying a New Home: Go Green To Save Green

Home buyers are going green, and research shows that they are even willing to pay more for green homes in a down economy! Especially because buying a green home usually means saving a lot of green on utility bills. With the rising costs of energy, savvy homeowners are paying more upfront to save more over time.
Read about how going green adds value to your home →

Fernbank Plant Sale - photo by Rob Holland

Spring 2011 Fernbank Plant Sale this Saturday, April 16!

Twice a year, the Fernbank Science Center has its plant sale with native plants, bushes, and trees. The spring 2011 plant sale will be Saturday, April 16th.
Get details and the full plant list →

vegetables grown by the gardeners at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter in Atlanta GA

Ormewood Park church embraces environmentalism with vegebtable garden and plant sales to support community members

I love the fact that community gardens are sprouting up everywhere – in neighborhoods, at schools and universities, and churches. One church in Ormewood Park (a southeast Atlanta neighborhood next door to Grant Park) has established their community garden and is doing one better.
Read more about how this vegetable garden and plant sales are supporting community members. →

Urban Forestry Festival 2011 [photo courtesy of James E. King II and CBB Studios]

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 →

Picking out cow peas, longneck squash, and more to plant in our vegetable garden
artist walk for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2011

Artists’ walks scheduled for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine

Have you been thinking about submitting a proposal for a visual or performance arts piece for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2011? Would you like to make your proposal location-specific? Now’s your chance to get out into the Atlanta BeltLine corridor and walk the 8 miles of linear park space and trail that will be open during the exhibition!
See the schedule for artists’ walks for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2011 →

White Oak Pastures in south Georgia is building an on-site abattoir for organic poultry

White Oak Pastures in Georgia expands to include free-range poultry with an on-site abattoir

We’ve talked about White Oak Pastures on Our Green Atlanta before and about how much we love their beef, but if you’re more of a white meat kind-of person, then read on for White Oak’s expanded poultry operations on-site!
White Oak Pastures in Georgia is set to produce local chicken and poultry in addition to beef in the animal welfare 5-step model →

Art on the BeltLine 2010: Atlanta's New Public Place

Art on the BeltLine call for artists’ submissions for 2011!

The Atlanta BeltLine has put out their call for Art on the BeltLine 2011! Are you an artist who would like to be a part of Atlanta’s biggest temporary art project?
Get submission details here →

“Bridging to the Future” with Park Pride’s 10th Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference

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.

Support Art on the BeltLine by shopping Anthropologie’s new westside store!

In celebration of the grand opening of a new store on Atlanta’s westside, Anthropologie will be donating 10% of the evening’s sales directly to Art on the BeltLine!

Check into the REI with Facebook Places and earn $50 for Park Pride!

From now through December 31st, 2010, you can donate $50 to Park Pride – without paying a dime! Just enable Facebook Places on your phone and check in at your Atlanta-area REI!

Carbon Accounting: The Future Demise of “Greenwashing” – the practice of marketing one’s company as eco-friendly when it’s not entirely true

Growing skeptical of companies’ claims to be green? Texas-based Software Advice is developing software to hold companies accountable for their carbon footprint and marketing claims.

Annual Atlanta Harvest Festival at one of my favorite parks – Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve!

Come celebrate Halloween and autumn with the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve’s 11th annual Harvest Festival! Located in medlock park, Decatur, GA, the celebration will take place Saturday, November 6th from 4 – 8 p.m.!

Spirit of the Gulf Coast Exhibition and presentation is tomorrow!

Join speakers and filmmakers for an evening exploring the impact of the Gulf oil spill with the Spirit of the Gulf Exhibition and presentation.

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. →

Fernbank Plant Sale’s Fall 2010 event will be September 18th, 2010

Fernbank’s Fall Plant Sale 2010 will take place from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Fernbank Science Center.