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

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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.
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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.

Green property designations aren’t just for Realtors – property managers can also benefit

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!

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!

“Beyond Bricks and Sticks” showcases Atlanta as the city with the most LEED certified eco-friendly buildings

Through this Friday, January 15, 2010, the Museum of Design Atlanta will be staging a traveling exhibition that showcases Atlanta as the city with the most LEED certified eco-friendly buildings. “Beyond Bricks and Sticks” is sponsored by the Kendeda Fund and will be traveling throughout Atlanta to such locations such as the World of Coke Museum, the Woodruff Arts Center, the CNN center, and the Cobb Galleria.

Atlanta’s green side showed at the USA Enviro Expo 2009

This past Saturday, I checked out the Enviro Expo in Atlanta and the large number of booths relating to Georgia parks, recycling, eco-friendly products, transit, and more.

Race recycling at the 2009 Silver Comet Half-Marathon a great success, even if it was a bit wet!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to make race recycling at the Silver Comet Half-Marathon a success! B Green Services and our team of volunteers did a fantastic job recycling paper cups and plastic water bottles and ended up keeping mounds of trash out of a landfill!

A few tips for a green Halloween (it doesn’t have to be ALL commercial!)

What would you do to promote a green Halloween? From buying local pumpkins to not driving kids from neighborhood to neighborhood, here are a few thoughts on an eco-friendly holiday!

Our Green Atlantans: Melia Lesko with Greenco Environmental turns Atlanta’s food waste into organic compost!

Tim and Melia Lesko are the founders and driving force of Greenco Environmental, the Southeast’s leading organic composting facility that collects yard waste and restaurant scraps from metro Atlanta and the surrounding areas. This is a little bit about how Greenco got started, how commercial composting works, and which restaurants and establishments in Atlanta compost!

Vote for your favorite green Atlantan in the Cox Conserves Heroes-Atlanta contest!

Vote for our green Atlantans in the Cox Conserves Heroes program! Launched in 2008 by The Trust for Public Land and Cox Enterprises, Cox Conserves Heroes honors individuals who work to create, preserve and improve the shared outdoor spaces in our communities. By showcasing these unsung heroes, TPL and Cox hope to inspire more people to take an active role in neighborhood conservation.

GoodGuide tells us what’s what when it comes to the environmental impact of consumer products

Ever wonder what’s REALLY in the products you buy, whether it’s food or health or beauty? What exactly does “green” mean when a product touts its environmental friendliness? Here to decipher the chemical make-up (and the impact of it all) is GoodGuide.

The Go Green Expo will bring the latest in green innovations and products to Atlanta in June! And the BeltLine needs your help volunteering at the expo!

The Go Green Expo will bring the latest in green innovations and products to Atlanta in June! And the BeltLine needs your help volunteering at the expo!

Nominate a green Atlantan you know for the Cox Conserves Heroes award from WSB-TV and The Trust For Public Land!

As a way to say thanks to Atlanta’s eco-friendly citizens, WSB-TV and the Trust for Public Land are teaming up to recognize green leaders in our community! After nominations and public voting, one winner will be awarded $5,000 to donate to the environmental nonprofit of his or her choice.

FREE GIVEAWAY! Enter to win a green package from Clove, a new Midtown Atlanta salon, boutique, and gallery!

Clove Salon, Boutique, and Gallery in Midtown Atlanta is giving away a FREE upscale, eco-friendly hair treatment and blowdry to promote awareness of their new green salon services here in Atlanta!

Georgia-based plastics producer launches 100% biodegradable Earth Plastic™ material

Georgia-based plastics producer, American Trade Products, launches 100% biodegradable Earth Plastic™ material

Design a reusable shopping bag for Kroger and win free groceries!

Design a reusable shopping bag for Kroger and win free groceries!

EarthCraft eco-friendly home builders in Atlanta celebrates 10-year anniversary!

EarthCraft eco-friendly home builders in Atlanta celebrates 10-year anniversary!

“No Scrap Left Behind:” recycling in the work place

Does your office recycle? If not, do you find yourself taking that coke can or yogurt container home with you so you can recycle it in your own bins? Some people will argue that recycling everything in sight can be a bit of an inconvenience, but I’ve found that it’s not so bad. In smaller … Continue reading

And another blog is born…

Aspirations: Help create and preserve parks and greenspace; support transportation initiatives; promote a healthy lifestyle for Atlantans; seek out volunteer opportunities