Leon Eplan – one of Atlanta’s most visionary leaders – died Thursday morning.
By Shane Totten, AIA, BIT Pro and Bailey Shea This is the third article in a series on the Regenerative Economy. Read Part 1 on Regenerative Design and Part 2 on the Role of Public Policy on Regenerative Practices. Perhaps you’ve heard the adage, “the journey is the destination.” It’s certainly true of the transition we must make […]
By Shane Totten, Catherine Butler Gunter, and Lisa Bianchi-Fossati of Southface Institute Part 2 in a three-part series on the Regenerative Economy. Read Part 1 on Regenerative Design. As the American population increased over the last 150 years, the cost of the “take-make-use-dispose” nature of the linear economy was not fully understood or appreciated. The […]
And why it’s going to be a busy year for public interest lawyers
By Shane Totten, AIA, BIT Pro Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, the health of Western societies/economies has been measured by their year-over-year growth. Much of that growth has relied on harvesting readily available, cheap materials to produce products for a growing consumer base. Once those products are no longer needed or wanted, consumers […]
Georgia Audubon’s effort to save migrating birds from killing themselves by flying into windows now includes a special treatment applied to windows at Elachee Nature Science Center, in Gainesville.
By Stephen Ward, Southface Institute Facility Manager As a demonstration facility of all things sustainable, Southface Institute showcases many operational features, including methods to process food and gardening waste. Due to its age and exposure to the elements, Southface’s outdoor composting system had started to break down, making it difficult to properly maintain the right […]
Featured Image: The SAE School in Mableton is on its way to becoming Georgia’s first 100% solar-powered school. Photo courtesy of Southface Institute. By Southface On a hot, humid September day, dozens of students, teachers, well-wishers and project participants gathered outside of The SAE School in Mableton. The occasion was to celebrate a ribbon-cutting of […]
By Guest Columnist STEPHANIE STUCKEY, CEO of Stuckey’s Corp.
Rocky is one of my favorite movies. In the popular cinematic journey that so engaged millions of fans – and improbably won a Best Picture Oscar – our hard-luck hero overcomes the odds to make an unexpected turnaround. But it wasn’t easy for Rocky.
Featured Image: Volunteers prepare hundreds of meals for the Flathead Reservation and Lake County’s pandemic-affected communities. In a location that already struggles with food insecurity, Club Director Aric Cooksley says they had to move fast. Photos by Jimmy Ray Stagg By Emily Proctor, Southface Institute The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Flathead Reservation and […]
By Shane Totten, Southface Institute UPDATE: Since the time of this article’s original publication, HB 777 passed the Georgia Senate on June 16 and was signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp on June 29. HB 1015 did not move out of the Senate, but Southface and our partners continue to work together to bring […]
Historically, affordable housing units in Atlanta have been concentrated in communities lacking in amenities like public transportation access, grocery stores and solid schools. The COVID-19 crisis has shone a glaring spotlight on the need to change that.
By Emily Proctor, Southface Institute Always on the frontline of communities in need, nonprofits are now struggling more than ever to provide for those who depend on them, with competition for donation dollars fierce in the COVID-19 environment. Even so, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County, a grantee of Southface’s GoodUse program, quickly saw the […]
By Southface Staff Your home should be your sanctuary—an inviting place where you can rest, rejuvenate and heal from life’s daily stressors. These days, it is where you may be spending most of your waking hours, trying to keep yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy. But creating a haven takes more than investing […]
By Southface Saturday, March 28, is Earth Hour, the yearly global appointment when people in over 180 countries turn off their lights for one hour in solidarity for the planet’s future. This year especially, when we’re being asked to distance ourselves for the sake of community health and safety, Earth Hour gives us an opportunity […]
An mixed-use community with affordable housing on Atlanta’s Westside is soon to be partially solar-powered.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Southface staff and friends during the orientation to the house they would be working on during the MLK Service Project in Decatur, GA Southface Institute staffers joined 954 volunteers at the 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Project in Decatur, Georgia By Sarah Mundell, Southface Institute Southface Institute is honored to share the hometown […]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text dp_text_size=”size-4″] Starting January 1 there are new regulations to follow By Sarah Mundell, Southface Institute Attention building professionals: Effective January 1, 2020, all new construction and renovations in Georgia must comply with new State Minimum Standard Energy Code, the first major revision of the energy code in nearly a decade. The new code includes […]
By Southface Institute with Katherine Zitsch and Katherine Atteberry Leading up to Southface Institute’s December 6 Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable, the second in a two-part series on Protecting Our Water Resources in an Urban Environment, Katherine Zitsch and Katherine Atteberry from the Atlanta Regional Commission answer a few questions about how stormwater pushes urban areas to […]
By Audrey Leous, Project Manager, Planning & Sustainability, Central Atlanta Progress Peachtree Street is home to some of the largest and most well-known high-rise buildings in Atlanta. Over the past decade, many of these buildings have participated in a hallmark program known as the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (ABBC). Originally enrolling in 2011, the City […]