The 5th Annual Urban Forestry Festival is this weekend – come celebrate southwest Atlanta’s urban forests!

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

West Atlanta Watershed Alliance and National Wildlife Federation present the 5th Annual Urban Forestry Festival.
Come discover the urban forests of southwest Atlanta! →

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“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.

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.

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.

Want to see a Georgia grass-fed beef farm in action? Visit Will Harris and White Oak Pastures!

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.

Heard of Heifer International? Find out how this organization promotes sustainable living across the globe – and how you can get involved in Atlanta

Learn about Heifer International and how to get involved right here in Atlanta helping families around the world become self-sustaining.

Become a steward of our urban forests with Trees Atlanta’s TreeKeepers’ Certification Program

Trees Atlanta’s TreeKeeper Certification Program presents Atlanta residents with a training opportunity to expand and gain specialized knowledge about trees and tree care to help protect our urban forests.

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.

Embrace trees in the city with Trees Atlanta’s 2010 “City in the Arboretum Conference”

Embrace trees in the city with Trees Atlanta’s 2010 “City in the Arboretum Conference” on May 22nd, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Learn how to help preserve our urban forest and advocate for trees around Atlanta!

Discover green wine! What justifies an organic wine? How do you identify vegan wines?

The Atlanta Wine School and the Green Chamber of the South will be hosting a special seminar tomorrow night to answer all of your questions about green wine, including what justifies an organic wine, how to identify vegan wines, sustainable practices within the wine industry, and the impact of sulfites in wine.

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!

Plant a tree with the 2010 Arbor Day Plant Sale and Champion Tree Walk at Fernbank Science Center!

Trees Atlanta and Fernbank Science Center are teaming up with a plant and tree sale and a Champion Tree Walk on Saturday, February 20, 2010 in honor of Arbor Day! And save the date for Trees Atlanta’s Arbor Day Photography Exhibit on February 19, 2010!

Open Atlanta’s doors to sustainable buildings with Southeast Green’s inaugural Green Real Estate Summit in February 2010!

Southeast Green and Building Owners and Managers-Atlanta present the inaugural GREEN Real Estate Summit for property owners of all types to learn how to implement sustainable, green practices in every day business. February 16-17, 2010 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel.

Swiss Consulate presents a Sustainable Transportation Forum addressing the future of Atlanta’s traffic and transit

Join Atlantans and the Swiss Consulate General for a free, three part Sustainable Transportation Forum covering the future of traffic capacity and our transportation grid in Atlanta and taking cues from Switzerland’s leading rail transit.

“Gardening for Food, Fitness and Fun” – Atlanta gardening classes brought to you by DeKalb Extension

Let your garden grow with 2010 gardening classes from the DeKalb County Extension Service and their series titled “Gardening for Food, Fitness, and Fun!”

Gardening classes in Decatur at the Oakhurst Community Garden!

Oakhurst Community Garden in Decatur has published its upcoming list of gardening classes, including everything from beehives to slow food eating to worm composting to holiday glass dishes! Indoor classroom space is available, too, if the weather looks rough, so there’s no reason to miss out!

Georgia Tech presents the Atlanta Science Cafe on Climate Change and Sustainability

Inspired by the PBS’ Science Cafe movement and sponsored by Georgia Tech, the Atlanta Science Café on Climate Change and Sustainability – a series of free events for the Decatur, Midtown, & Atlanta communities. Atlanta Science Café will explore the impacts of global climate change and emerging advances in sustainable technologies.

Trail running and the Platinum LEED certified visitor’s center at Sweetwater Creek State Park

Trail running in Sweetwater Creek State Park and a comparison of trail running versus road running!

“Conservation: An Investment that Pays,” a new white paper from the Trust for Public Land

“Conservation: An Investment that Pays,” is a new report from the Trust for Public Land on the economic benefits of parks and conservation.

Atlanta’s Southface Energy Institute is seeking your environmental input for Greenprints 2010!

Here is a call from Southface Energy Institute in Atlanta to share your environmental knowledge at the 12th annual Greenprints conference in 2010! Southface is seeking subject matter experts on everything from green building to water management to green jobs in the workforce to sustainability and Atlanta’s green movement!