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…)
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…)
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
Last week, Southface hosted their Visionary Dinner to raise awareness and funding for their continued work in sustainable community development, high-performance building, affordable housing and green jobs training. (more…)
This week I attended a press conference where Mayor Kasim Reed announced a major expansion to the city’s curbside recycling program. Beginning in mid-October, the City of Atlanta will deliver 96-gallon recycling carts to 65,000 households, at the rate of one thousand per day. The citywide distribution of the large capacity recycling carts is part of Mayor Kasim Reed’s sustainability plan, which has a long-term goal of achieving 90 percent diversion of municipal waste by 2020, among other measures. (more…)
I recently recapped some of the larger challenges and accomplishments from Rio +20 here, but today I wanted to share some pictures and a video from my trip. My last day in Rio was truly amazing.
I had the opportunity to spend time with Severn Suzuki in an important advisory session with the French Ambassador for the environment. (more…)
I’ve just returned from Rio+20, and what an experience it was! Rio+20, was arguably, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be among so many passionate, progressive and inspiring thinkers! There is so much I have come away with, friends made and dreams to accomplish. I wanted to share part of a recap with you, prepared by the UN Foundation, which gives a short summary of some of the challenges and accomplishments from the event. (more…)
I left yesterday to attend the Rio +20 Conference on Sustainable Development. The theme of the event is “The Future We Want,” and the aim of the conference is to produce a focused political document detailing how this future will be achieved. Attendees will work to develop strategies that solve today’s issues without compromising the needs and abilities of future generations. The conference will address how a green economy will aid in sustainability and enhance developments towards the eradication of poverty. I am so excited to be here among thousands of participants including governments, NGOs and other stakeholders from all over the world, each working to provide a healthy and sustainable world for our children. (more…)