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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
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! →
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 →
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 →
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. →
The 5th Annual Urban Forestry Festival is this weekend – come celebrate southwest Atlanta’s urban forests!
West Atlanta Watershed Alliance and National Wildlife Federation present the 5th Annual Urban Forestry Festival.
Come discover the urban forests of southwest Atlanta! →
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 →
Ready to plant your organic vegetable garden in Decatur or Atlanta? Looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day with your family? Join your local Decatur community garden for both at the Oakhurst Community Garden!
Celebrate Earth Day with a parade, contests, crafts, t-shirts, food, recycling, and more! →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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!
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.
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.!
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. →
Explore your local food options with Atlanta CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) and support local Georgia farmers!
Fernbank’s Fall Plant Sale 2010 will take place from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Fernbank Science Center.