We were very honored in Georgia last week to host the Waterkeeper Alliance’s national conference at Callaway Gardens. As part of the week’s activities, a fundraising event was held in Atlanta at the beautiful Buckhead home of Vicki and Howard Palefsky. Bobby Kennedy was the guest speaker, and he talked about his work through the years with the Waterkeeper Alliance: past fights, past victories and the challenges we face today. (more…)
This article is taken from GreenLaw.org
This is such exciting news and a big step forward for sustainability in Georgia, thank you so much to everyone who helped make this happen!
GreenLaw & Sierra Club Cheer Decision, Call for More Wind
In a major step forward for the clean energy economy and public health, thousands of Georgia homes and businesses will be powered by clean wind energy imported from Oklahoma by 2016. Georgia Power just announced a deal to import wind energy from Oklahoma to Georgia customers. The wind power will help stabilize energy rates for Georgia Power customers, will provide a boost to a growing domestic industry, and will avoid the need for power generated from dirty fuels like coal or gas. (more…)
I was invited to speak and participate on a panel discussion at the World Travel and Tourism Council’s annual Global Summit which was held in Abu Dhabi this year. The conference had a large focus on bringing more sustainable practices to the Tourism industry. My session was entitled “Meeting the Challenges of Growth”. The panel included actress and activist Daryl Hannah, adventurer and environmentalist David de Rothschild , BBC reporter Tanya Beckett and myself. (more…)
There’s a new book coming out about my dad, Last Stand: Ted Turner’s Quest to Save a Troubled Planet, written by Todd Wilkinson. Anyone that knows me, knows what a huge influence my father has been on me and what an environmentalist icon he is to the world. (more…)
The talented Nikki Noto was one of the incredibly important women behind One Billion Rising Atlanta this V-Day! She sent out an email to our committee and I would like to share it with you, my readers, and ask that you send in your reflections as well. (more…)
This Valentine’s Day, join me and more than a billion global citizens to strike, dance and rise up against violence against girls, women and the planet and make our home a rape and violence free zone.
V-Day (vday.org) is a non-profit that is doing important work to stop violence against women and girls, and even against Mother Earth. On Feb. 14, join up with people around the world for One Billion Rising (OBR), a global campaign that includes a series of events organized to draw attention to these atrocities and, we hope, one day end them. (more…)
ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.
ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY
ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION
This is One Billion Rising, Eve Ensler’s revolution against rape.
On Dec. 7, Former President Jimmy Carter and Sir Richard Branson were among the guests honored for their work as exemplary stewards of the environment at the 22nd annual Captain Planet Foundation Gala in Atlanta. (more…)
Award-winning Animal Planet host and fellow Defenders of Wildlife board member, Jeff Corwin, points out that every 20 minutes a wildlife species goes extinct. I believe we owe it to our kids to try and slow the loss of these amazing and important creatures. If you care about protecting and restoring wildlife then join with me in giving the gift that truly keeps on giving for generations to come. (more…)
Today is America Recycles Day! Here are some of the ways you can you celebrate and get involved-
1. Recycling at Work Initiative
Keep America Beautiful’s (KAB) Recycling at Work Initiative encourages businesses, government agencies, schools, hospitals and other worksites to commit to increasing workplace recycling by 10 percent by 2015. Learn more about this initiative