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Sustainable style: Here’s where to shop for ecofriendly home decor in Atlanta

“Wellness” may be a buzzword, but health and environmental concerns are no trend, and they are impacting the way we design, build, and decorate.
Kendeda Building

A structure that produces more energy than it uses? In the deep south? Welcome to the Kendeda building.

The Kendeda building—which opened last fall at Georgia Tech—is both a laboratory for ecosustainability but also a glimpse at a possible future that feels something like empowerment. Maybe even hope.
MODA 2020: The Year of Climate & Change

MODA spends a year exploring the intersection of design and climate change

MODA's "2020: The Year of Climate & Change" is unprecedented for the Midtown institution: Showing how design can mitigate and, in some cases, reverse climate change will consume the museum, including kids’ summer camps and adult workshops, for an entire year.
Former President Barack Obama speaks at Greenbuild 2019 in Atlanta

Obama in Atlanta: Addressing income inequality is crucial to environmental sustainability efforts

The 44th President spoke about sustainability at the Greenbuild Expo in Atlanta on Wednesday morning.

Groundbreakers 2019: 13 visionaries working for a greener Georgia

You could argue that no leaders are as critical as the ones working to save our planet. For this year's Groundbreakers, celebrate a few of these innovators who have found novel ways to champion our environment.
Jane Goodall Atlanta

Jane Goodall on climate strikes: “I just want them to march and to raise awareness and to act.”

Dr. Jane Goodall hosted a “fireside chat” fundraiser in Atlanta on Friday to raise money for the Jane Goodall Institute. She discussed the environment and how today's youth can help in action-oriented ways.
Reusable straws Adrian Grenier

Why Ted Turner and Adrian Grenier hope your holiday stocking stuffers “suck”

Entourage star Adrian Grenier, who was honored in Atlanta last week at the annual Captain Planet Foundation Gala, believes stainless steel straws could be a 21st-century status symbol—a far healthier version of the 1950s sterling silver cigarette holders which were glamorized in movies.
What is Georgia Amendment 1

Georgia’s Amendment 1 might finally be something voters can agree on

Protecting Georgia’s natural resources might be the one thing voters can agree on Election Day. If approved, the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment (Amendment 1) would provide a dedicated source of funding to conserve Georgia’s lands, protect the state’s waters, and support local and state parks—all without raising taxes.
Georgia's Vanishing Coast - Illustration by Zach Meyer

Georgia’s Vanishing Coast: With stronger storms, higher tides, and rising sea levels, how high will the water go?

On the Georgia coast, which spans 100 miles between Savannah and St. Marys, two things have become apparent during the last decade: Climate change is coming, and it’s already here. If the last decade’s increased tidal flooding initiated a conversation about the changing sea, the hurricane double-header of 2016 and 2017 added a couple of exclamation points. But while the effects of storms will be more severe with climate change, Georgia’s vulnerability to them isn’t new.
Renewable Energy

Atlanta leaders want to power the city with 100 percent clean energy by 2035. Can it be done?

Can a growing urban center of Atlanta’s size really part ways with fossil fuels in the next 17 years? Yes, experts say. But it won’t be easy. It'll take a combined effort with local businesses and energy providers such as Georgia Power, the state’s largest utility and the sole electricity provider for metro Atlanta.

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