Education

Green educational events, classes, and meetings around Atlanta and Decatur…

…focused on all things green, from sustainable living to the environment to gardening to local food to recycling to… you get the idea… with so many environmental events constantly going on in Atlanta and Decatur, I’ve focused on the regularly occurring ones here and kept the one-time, special events to talking about on the blog (just click “events” or “community meetings” in the right sidebar). As always, contributions and suggestions are always welcome! (I just started this part, so more to come…)

  • Atlanta Chapter of the Sierra Club: monthly meetings held the second Tuesday of each month (except July) at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, 2089 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE in Atlanta
  • Southface’s Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable: monthly networking and environmental discussion on a wide range of issues facing Atlanta; typically the first Friday of every month at 7 a.m. at All Saints’ Episcopal Church (Ellis Hall) at 634 W. Peachtree Street, Atlanta, 30308; check website for upcoming topics

Personal education & books

Here are a few books I’m reading, have read recently, or just have an affinity for. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!

On the bedside table:

  • The Purple Cow by Seth Godin
  • The Georgia Conservancy’s Guide to the North Georgia Mountains by Fred Brown & Nell Jones
  • Infinite Jest by David Foster

Recently finished:

  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Small Wonder by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Fair Tax Book by Neal Boortz & John Linder
  • The New Rules of Marketing & PR by David Meerman Scott
  • Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
  • ‘Tis by Frank McCourt

Upcoming:

  • Many of the references for Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell II
  • Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

Special place on the bookshelf:

  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Poisonwood Bible & Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Into Thin Air by John Krakauer (the illustrated edition)
  • The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  • Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
  • The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
  • and many more…
Comments
2 Responses to “Education”
  1. Mandy says:

    I recommend “Green to Gold” for people looking to integrate sustainability into business.

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