Sustainability Unconference is coming to Atlanta!

Green Living Ideas

We wrote a few months ago about the Honolulu Sustainability Unconference, and we’re so happy to let you know that there is another Unconference happening this month in Atlanta, and there are still tickets available! Just like the Honolulu event, the Atlanta Sustainability Unconference offers a unique take on the traditional conference setup: instead of. The post Sustainability Unconference is coming to Atlanta!

Atlanta Hosts BaconFest, Kevin Bacon Shows Up

Eccorazzi

The event perfectly merged acting and bacon when actor Kevin Bacon showed, surprising carnival goers and posing for photos. Read More. Entertainment Film/TV News Top News kevin bacon

Jane Lynch Asks Atlanta Pride Not to Hold Party at Aquarium

Eccorazzi

Jane Lynch and PETA are asking the Atlanta Pride to cancel their event at the aquarium and extend the compassion they show to people to animals. Read More The post Jane Lynch Asks Atlanta Pride Not to Hold Party at Aquarium appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

Backyard Birdfeeder Bragging Rights, a Great Adventure for a Great Twitch, and More: This Week in Birding News

10,000 Birds

News Allen’s Hummingbird Atlanta Falcons Avian Influenza backyard birds bird feeders Bird Flu Brood Parasitism eBird eggs Great Gray Owl poultry Project FeederWatch Super Bowl woodpeckersLet us no more speak of this week’s extraordinary failure by a cast of Falcons to finish off their prey.

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36 golden retrievers rescued from Istanbul streets

Green Prophet

Thanks to her networking with a US-based rescue center, three dozen of the dogs have now been saved and are now living in an animal shelter in an Atlanta, Georgia suburb. Images from Adopt a Golden Atlanta /Facebook.

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The Heartbreaking Story of Luke O’Donovan

Eco Chic

On January 1st, 2013, in Atlanta, Georgia, nineteen-year-old Luke O’Donovan was attacked by a group of five men. Uncategorized activism atlanta georgia hate crime injustice lgbt luke o''donovan self defense Source.

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Can the Falcons Win the Super Bowl?

10,000 Birds

The hours are ticking down to Super Bowl LI, a hotly anticipated contest between perennial contenders New England Patriots and the upstart, high-flying Atlanta Falcons. Will the Atlanta Falcons actually win the Super Bowl?

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Homeless People Plant a Rooftop Garden and Feed the Shelter Organically

Green (Living) Review

This is why the Metro Atlanta Taskforce for the Homeless, is catching some big media attention.

Six Big Life Lessons I Learned from Maya Angelou.

Elephant Journal

When I went to see Angelou speak in Atlanta, she dedicated a large amount of her lecture to explaining how we must always use our words for the highest good in every situation. Words have energy. Words can. Arts Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood WAYLON: Today Only creative writing find your passion healing from trauma inspirational quotes. Maya Angelou. life lessons mindful heroes Oprah when you know better you do better

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Vegan-Friendly Pizza Chain Opening 30 Locations Nationwide

Eccorazzi

The Atlanta-based food chain has provided yummy vegan options since it opened in 2009. Uncle Maddio’s is making every vegan pizza lover’s dream come true.

Hot Dog! A nice clean example of the relationship between elasticity of demand and revenues

Environmental Economics

That's what could happen if others follow the lead of  Atlanta Falcons  and United owner Arthur Blank, whose group revealed Thursday that, despite lowering their food and beverage prices to the lowest in all of major professional American sports, fans actually spent more. There's a well known result in Econ 101 (I need to write this chapter for Env-Econ 1010 sometime) that if the demand for a good is elastic*, lowering the price will increase revenues, and vice-versa. 

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First Day of EPA Carbon Pollution Standard Hearings a Success!

Sierra Club Compass

Denver, and Atlanta Tuesday for the first day of public hearings on the Environmental Protection Agency''s Clean Power Plan. In Atlanta, hundreds marched through the city streets after a powerful rally (the first photo in this blog post is of the Atlanta rally).

Rallies Next Week! Your Voice is Needed to Support Climate Action

Sierra Club Compass

If you live near DC, Pittsburgh, Denver, or Atlanta, we hope to see you next week!   I’ll be in Atlanta for the events there, and I can't wait to see the huge crowds gathered to support the Clean Power Plan.

Man Loses 245 Pounds, Now a ‘Dedicated Vegan’

Eccorazzi

After years of living large, Marlon Gibson of Atlanta loses almost 250 pounds and is living a healthy, vegan lifestyle. Read More The post Man Loses 245 Pounds, Now a ‘Dedicated Vegan’ appeared first on Ecorazzi. Healthy Living Lifestyle News Top News Vegan

Aguanomics provides a Lake Lanier update

Environmental Economics

Zetland: Atlanta and Georgia won the right to water from Lake Lanier. Now that the court has established the rights, it's time for the politicians to negotiate who should get water and who should get money. A tri-lateral monopolistic negotiation among governors would be a nightmare. Better to allow users to bid for water in an all-in-auction , with revenues going to those with the property rights. via www.aguanomics.com.

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Captain Planet Stressed Me Out

Conservancy Talk

The Conservancy has partnered with the Captain Planet Foundation , an Atlanta-based organization supporting environmental stewardship, to install gardens in 10 schools across the Atlanta area. Captain Planet helping kids build gardens in Atlanta.

Five Outside-the-box Ideas to Build Stronger Friendships.

Elephant Journal

I went with a friend to Atlanta and hit other adults with pillows for a great time. I first got this idea when I was invited to participate in an International Pillow Fight. It occurred to me that. Enlightened Society Family Food Inspiring (Wow) adult friendships adult relationships board games building stronger relationships dinner party distance game nights growth movie night movies progressive dinner party

Grace & Grit: Moving Into Yoga. ~ Melanie Kaufman

Elephant Journal

After that powerful, healing and transformative weekend in North Georgia, I went back to Atlanta a new person. I felt recharged and had a new lust for life. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Yoga book cancer emotions healing introvert meditation strength transformation yoga retreat

Chef leaves the meat world to host vegan pop-ups

Eccorazzi

Miller was an executive chef at the recently closed American Food & Beverage restaurant in Buckhead Atlanta. He told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he’s going to bring vegan fare to diners through a new pop-up restaurant called Herbivore.

Who else is looking forward to watching the Las Vegas Raiders?

Environmental Economics

It happened to Cobb County’s Tim Lee last night after he helped the Atlanta Braves secretly secure $400 million in taxpayer money. History tells us that the public will pay for the stadium: Las Vegas ABC station KTNV polled Clark County residents about whether or not they would want to pay $500 million in order to help build the Raiders an NFL stadium.

Why do I do this?

Environmental Economics

On May 23, Hargett was recognized in front of the Georgia Council Board of Trustees and Executive Committee at the Annual Georgia Council Luncheon held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, where he received a plaque and a $1,000 prize. “Mr. Sometimes the answers come from unexpected places: The Georgia Council on Economic Education has named Morrow High’s Cary Hargett its 2016 Georgia Economic Teacher of the Year.

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AERE Happy Hour at the SEA meetings

Environmental Economics

  See you in Atlanta! I just sent this message: AERE / SEA session participants, Let's have our informal AERE Happy Hour after the Distinguished Guest Lecture ("Life as a Lab: Using Field Experiments in Economics" John List [see note below]) on Saturday. This is a great chance to meet old friends and new and organize your dinner party!   What: AERE Happy Hour.   Why: Meet old friends and new and organize your dinner party.   Where: Hotel lobby bar (i.e., 

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Tainted Cantaloupe Kills 16 in U.S.

Sustainability Ninja

This information comes from the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 16 people have died in the U.S. from listeria infections that came from cantaloupes grown in Colorado. This makes the outbreak the most deadly American outbreak of food-borne infection since 1998. So far 72 people in 18 states have gotten sick from the listeriosis which was quickly traced to contaminated cantaloupe.

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Ecorazzi Exclusive: We Chat with Ian Somerhalder!

Eccorazzi

The event was held in Atlanta, and I had the privilege of attending. On Saturday night, the Ian Somerhalder Foundation kicked off Halloween weekend with their first charity event: Empoweresque, a fundraiser and costume party designed to empower women and youth. Ian was costumed as Damon Salvatore dressed as Captain Planet (Damon got in a [.]. Causes Entertainment Environment Film/TV ian somerhalder

Quote of the day

Environmental Economics

And, of course, they are from Atlanta Disgusting: Feeling refreshed after three days of camping in Georgia’s Oconee National Forest, members of the Prendergast family confirmed Monday they had spent a relaxing weekend destroying the great outdoors. “It’s

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Hamster Activists Slam Justin Bieber’s ‘Cruel’ Giveaway

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Earlier this month, Justin Bieber very oddly gave away his pet hamster Pac to a screaming fan after an Atlanta holiday concert (see video of the exchange below). Naturally, this Read More The post Hamster Activists Slam Justin Bieber’s ‘Cruel’ Giveaway appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News justin bieber

The Case for Adding the U.S. Territories in the Caribbean to the ABA Area

10,000 Birds

The flight from Atlanta (the busiest airport in the U.S.) For comparison: Atlanta to Denver is 1,200 miles, Atlanta to San Francisco is 2,100 miles, and Atlanta to Honolulu is 4,500 miles.

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Call for Papers: AERE Sessions at the SEA Meetings

Environmental Economics

The SEA 2014 Annual Meeting will be held November 22-24, 2014 (Saturday through Monday) at the Marriott Marquis Atlanta, Georgia.

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Tips for Beginning Gardeners

Green (Living) Review

Expecting a beginning gardener to know what we have learned over a lifetime, is like expecting me to go to Atlanta International Airport and know my way around! Beginning a garden is to embark into a world full of joy, excitement, and reward.

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Red-tail Without a Cause

10,000 Birds

I was scanning through a few photographs that I captured recently during a visit to Woodlands Garden near Atlanta and was shocked to find one of a young Red-tailed Hawk with a cigarette in its beak. Does anyone else see James Dean? My own teenage son is testing his boundaries and I had hoped to escape the stress of rebellion for the afternoon. I hadn’t expected to be boldly stared down by a smoking juvenile hawk.

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Washington Post: Martin Luther King had a profound impact on Christian conservatives

Green (Living) Review

When the Sekulow family moved to Atlanta some years ago, we saw first-hand the impact of his life and spent many hours at the Martin Luther King, Jr. With the unveiling of the new Martin Luther King, Jr.

Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of 2012?

10,000 Birds

Maybe you’ll pick up a few FOYs this weekend… The only birds I’m likely to focus on this weekend are Falcons from Atlanta; with hope, the New York Football Giants will extirpate this aggressive invasive!

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Cognitive dissonance

Environmental Economics

cents per gallon on top of the federal gas tax, according to the America Petroleum Institute (API), 60 percent of voters said they are opposed to paying more at the pump to pay for new transportation projects in a poll conducted by Landmark Communications, according to a report from Atlanta’s WSB.  Because transportation infrastructure is a gift from god?

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Driving Declined During the Recovery

Sightline Daily

Here’s a fantastic chart from the Atlanta Journal Constitution , based on work by Portland-based Economist Joe Cortright, showing the decline in driving since the end of the 2007-2009 recession (in red)—and how unusual that decline has been, compared with previous recessions.

As Temperatures Rise, Cities Combat "Heat Island "Effect

Celsias

But a researcher in Atlanta also sees this urban heat wave as an opportunity to do something about our warming planet. The story starts at Ebenezer Baptist Church, arguably the most famous place in Atlanta; it was Martin Luther King Jr.'s

Wildlife Rehabber Ranting – With Photos

10,000 Birds

This one comes from Vonda Lee Morton, a wildlife rehabilitator who runs Laurens Wildlife Rescue outside Atlanta. Oh, do I love it when I can get somebody else to write my blog for me. She and I have never met in person, but thanks to the internet we’ve been through all kinds of wildlife emergencies together. Rehabbers have friends all over the country (sometimes all over the world) who we’ve never laid eyes on. No matter, we’re linked together and loyal to the end.

Peach Suite - Hotel Supplies and Equipment

Hug a Tree with Me

This Atlanta hotel supply company is honestly the one stop shop for those in the industry. One of the leading hotel supply online distributors available, Peach Suite has been family owned and operated since 1981. They offer both wholesale and retail sales in the niche of hotel and restaurant products. Their inventory includes everything a quality manager needs to stock and manage inns, hotels and eateries.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second Weekend of 2011)

10,000 Birds

Note that I only condone this treatment for the highly localized Atlanta Falcon. Just two weekends into 2012, I already love this year.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of October 2011)

10,000 Birds

Mike was in Costa Rica this weekend after what felt like an interminable delay at the airport in Atlanta where he had to change planes. It was a gusty weekend in New York City and environs, with fall finally feeling like fall is supposed to feel.

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Marriott breaks new ground with green hotel prototype

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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