Sustainability Unconference is coming to Atlanta!

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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!

Using an Atlanta Charter Bus Company as a Shuttle Service

Eco Friendly Daily

This is where an Atlanta charter bus company can be the answer to your problem. How to Use an Atlanta Charter Bus Company. The post Using an Atlanta Charter Bus Company as a Shuttle Service appeared first on About My Planet. Many businesses are considering their carbon footprint now and tied to this they’re also dealing with congestion charges and road delays in major cities.

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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

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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

Yes, it’s possible to be a Meditating, Vegan Yogi who loves Football.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Right Livelihood Yoga American football atlanta Bill Belichick community elephant magazine fan life lesson meditation National Football League new england patriots Super Bowl Thich Nhat Hanh tom brady vegan virginia Yankees yogiI might not be your typical football fan given that I’m a meditating, vegan yogi who eats a ton of kale and hummus.

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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. With support from animal rescue group Adopt a Golden Atlanta, thirty-six of the abandoned dogs were rounded up and flown to the US where they’re now housed at the Pet Lodge Pet Resort in Alpharetta, an Atlanta suburb. Images from Adopt a Golden Atlanta /Facebook.

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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. Instead, we’ve got other bird news to cheer us up (or at least take our minds off avian’s inexplicable inability to capture U.S. sports championships ).

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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. I didn’t see anything about Luke O’Donovan on the news. I never heard his name on the radio. The first I heard of him was on a vegan podcast, Big Fat Vegan Radio. As I heard his story, I was completely at a loss as to why no one was talking about it.

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2014 “Green Lane Project” Kicked Off To Improve Biking Facilities In 6 US Cities

Green Living Ideas

Unfortunately, I wouldn’t say that we’re seeing a huge push yet, but US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has just launched the next phase of the PeopleForBikes “ Green Lane Project ,” which in 2014 involves a push to improve bicycle infrastructure in Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, and Seattle. Bicycling Transportation Atlanta bike lanes Boston Denver Green Bike Lane Project Indianapolis Martha Roskowski PeopleForBikes Pittsburgh Seattle

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Georgia Activists Greet Obama, Keep the Pressure On - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

But that didn't discourage Georgia activists from greeting President Obama during a recent last-minute stop in Atlanta. Compass. « Put Your Money Where Your Future Is: College Students Lead the Way on Fossil Fuel Divestment | Main. | Our Distributed Future: M2M, Energy, and Water Access » Georgia Activists Greet Obama, Keep the Pressure On. It's hard to catch a president whose travel schedule is always up in the air.

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. The pizza place already has locations in Read More The post Vegan-Friendly Pizza Chain Opening 30 Locations Nationwide appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Top News Vegan

A Billion Love Letters to Pakistan

Elephant Journal

A friend born in Atlanta posted, “Whites who are racist are not my friend” […]. A friend from India posted “A billion love letters to Pakistan” To find his grandparents postmarked, His roots are there. A friend from Venezuela posted there’s a closed wall to freedom: She’s a woman seeking refuge between same language, foreign thought.

Man Loses 245 Pounds, Now a ‘Dedicated Vegan’

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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

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). Even a former NFL player got in on the action, writing a supportive op-ed in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Enjoy more photos from DC, Atlanta, and Denver below.

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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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! July 29 and 30) Denver, Colorado (July 29 and 30) Atlanta, Georgia (July 29 and 30) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (July 31 and August 1)   As I've said before, this carbon pollution standard gives all kids a fighting chance at a safe and promising future.   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.

Ecorazzi Exclusive: We Chat with Ian Somerhalder!

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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

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

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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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

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? The Atlanta Falcons aren’t bad either this year, especially when it comes to putting points on the scoreboard.

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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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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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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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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

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.

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. The rooftop garden,operated by the Metro Atlanta Taskforce for the Homeless, provides marginalized individuals routes through which their root problems can be addressed, rather than simply providing temporary solutions to cover symptoms.

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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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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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

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. Authors wishing to have a paper considered for the AERE sessions should send a.pdf file by e-mail to: John Whitehead Appalachian State University Email: whiteheadjc@appstate.edu Subject Line: AERE SEA Deadline to submit is March 1, 2014. Files should be sent by the proposed presenter who will be the contact for correspondence.

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Chef leaves the meat world to host vegan pop-ups

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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. For most vegans, the thought of having to handle and cook meat is one met with the heebie jeebies. Thankfully for chef Jeremy Miller , the conflict between being vegan and cooking non-vegan is no more!

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.

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New Orleans Pelicans

Environmental Economics

Atlanta Congestion | colors: red, black (most popular car colors?). This is awesome: New Orleans changing its NBA nickname from Hornets to Pelicans was not a secret. But the logo and color scheme was, until today. New Orleans on Thursday officially unveiled its new nickname, logo and color scheme, capturing the essence of New Orleans and the Gulf and spotlighting the ecological concerns of the region.

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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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Experience ‘Empoweresque’ With Ian Somerhalder and Friends!

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On Saturday, October 29, the Ian Somerhalder Foundation is hosting Empoweresque, a tasteful, burlesque-themed costume ball and fundraiser in Atlanta, and Ecorazzi is excited to be a media partner for the [.]. Have you always wanted to hobnob with celebrities while, at the same time, doing your part to save the world? Well, now’s your chance!

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. Interning at the Atlanta office gave me a unique insight into the organization, which ultimately helped me land a GLOBE internship. As a child I was discouraged from watching a television program called “Captain Planet.”

"Walt Bellamy, Hall of Famer Traded by the Knicks, Dies at 74"

Environmental Economics

He was one of my favorites growing up in Atlanta (until 5th grade). R.I.P. "Bells": "Bells": Walt Bellamy, the Hall of Fame center who was among the leading N.B.A. scorers and rebounders of his time but who was remembered as well for being traded away by the Knicks for Dave DeBusschere in a final step toward their first championship season, died on Saturday. He was 74. Bellamy went on to score 20,941 points, averaging 20.1 points a game, and had 14,241 rebounds, for 13.7

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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.

Cultivate your own “pocket park” with a 3D planted garden

Green Prophet

Wearable Planter is an art and design studio based in Atlanta, Georgia where owner Colleen Jordan creates tiny vases that blur the line between housewares and accessories. Customers who happen to be in Atlanta can stop by the studio and pick up a plant to pop in their planters. The geometric 3D-printed vessels (a/k/a “jewelry for green thumbs”) are water-resistant.

As Temperatures Rise, Cities Combat "Heat Island "Effect

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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 More than 20,000 high-temperature records have been broken so far this year in the United States. And the heat is especially bad in cities, which are heating up about twice as fast as the rest of the planet.

Give Your Christmas Tree A Second Life!

Environmental News Network

Many US cities ( like NYC , Chicago , Atlanta , and Los Angeles ) have programs where you can drop off your unwanted trees and the city will reuse them to mulch public parks. Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean your tree has outlived its usefulness. Give your tree a second life by recycling it. Many towns and cities have Christmas tree pick up recycling programs.

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What is the State Bird of Georgia?

10,000 Birds

Brown Thrashers , large, rust-colored songbirds, were so popular in Georgia that they became the namesake of their NHL hockey team, the “Atlanta Thrashers!” ” It comes as no surprise then that the governor proclaimed the Brown Thrasher the state bird in 1953 , and the legislature followed suit in 1970. The team has since been moved to Canada, but the state bird remains a celebrated symbol.