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.

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DeKalb County awarded “Green Community” designation by the Atlanta Regional Commission!

The Atlanta Regional Commission recognized DeKalb County in metro Atlanta as a Green Community, based on environmental strides made in ten different categories. This included LEED-certified buildings, a local landfill’s conversion of methane gas to electricity, and more!

Enviro Expo USA coming to Atlanta November 14-15! Come learn how to increase your sustainability.

Learn how to increase your sustainability with the Enviro Expo USA 2009 in Atlanta! With environmental vendors and an eco-friendly fashion show, there’s something for everyone. And it’s free and open to the public!

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.

UN calls for ban on plastic bags, plus Washington DC on the brink of charging five cents per plastic bag at stores!

Another step towards lessening and eliminating the use of plastic bags! Washington DC is on the brink of charging five cents per plastic bag in retail stores, thereby encouraging people to bring their own bags. And San Francisco has already outlawed plastic bags (with Los Angeles to follow in 2010). In addition to DC’s initiative (which hopefully other states and municipalities will soon follow), the United Nations has now called for a ban of plastic bags altogether.

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.

Holder Brothers sourcing Georgia forests for local timber framing construction materials

Holder Brothers sourcing Georgia forests for local timber framing construction materials

Go Green Get Rewards Festival this Saturday in Underground Atlanta!

Go Green Get Rewards Festival this Saturday, May 16th, 2009, in Underground Atlanta! Enjoy live music, win giveaways from vendors, purchase environmentally-friendly products, recycle your electronics, and more!

Volunteers needed for the Atlanta BeltLine Earth Day clean-up!

Atlanta BeltLine volunteers needed!

Thanks for making our city a little greener, Trees Atlanta – one tree at time!

Another planting by Trees Atlanta, this time on Cleburne Terrace in Poncey-Highland!

Sustainable Atlanta introduces first comprehensive plan for a greener Atlanta

Goals of the Sustainable Atlanta’s new environmental report for a greener Atlanta!

“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