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Southeast Green - Speaking of Green
27 minutes | Jun 20, 2019
ZHERORisk for Greener Building
In 2000, Curt Rapp founded The Tile Doctor out of consumer demand for comprehensive information related to the tile industry. The Company has actively built on The Tile Doctor brand by looking for true innovation, registering trademarks, seeking patents and expanding its quality product offering. The company is located in Marietta, Georgia. The Tile Doctor is the U.S. Distributor for Litokol, the world's premier tile setting and grouting products. This allows The Tile Doctor to offer a broad color selection of epoxy grouts, along with all necessary setting and waterproofing materials needed by the Trade and Distribution industry. Litokol products are used in the industry for both Residential & Commercial Tile jobs, along with being a leading supplier for the Pool industry. The Tile Doctor also offers a full line of care and maintenance products under the Express Finish® Brand, including its best-selling Grout Admix, plus a full line of sealers and cleaners using today's most environmentally sound ingredients. More information about Zherorisk
30 minutes | May 23, 2019
A Ray of Hope - Midcourse Correction Revisited
John A. Lanier joined the Ray C. Anderson Foundation as Executive Director in May 2013. Serving in this role has been an immense honor, and he feels privileged to work with his family to advance the legacy of Ray, his grandfather. Lanier's passion for environmental stewardship was sparked by Ray's example and story, and he never tires of sharing this story with others. Mid-Course Correction Revisited: The Story and Legacy of a Radical Industrialist and his Quest for Authentic Change The original Mid-Course Correction, published 20 years ago, became a classic in the sustainability field. It put forth a new vision for what its author, Ray C. Anderson, called the “prototypical company of the 21st century”?a restorative company that does no harm to society or the environment. Anderson recounts his eureka moment as founder and leader of Interface, Inc., and one that was doing business in all the usual ways. Bit by bit, he began learning how much environmental destruction companies like his had caused, prompting him to make a radical change. Mid-Course Correction not only outlined what eco-centered leadership looks like, it also mapped out a specific set of goals for Anderson’s company to eliminate its environmental footprint. This second edition delves into how Interface worked toward making them a reality, birthing one of the most innovative and successful corporate sustainability efforts in the world. Mid-Course Correction Revisted contains a new foreword by Paul Hawken, several new chapters by Ray C. Anderson Foundation executive director John A. Lanier, and interviews with Janine Benyus, Joel Makower, Andrew Winston, Ellen MacArthur and other leaders in green enterprise, the circular economy, and biomimicry. Drawdown
5 minutes | Apr 18, 2019
Making Building Supplies Toxin Free
ZHERORisk The European Union (EU) paid for universities in Italy to conduct an R&D project aimed at lowering the safety, health and environmental risks associated with high performance flooring installation products to zero. Today, most flooring installation products are very corrosive and have caustic chemistries. While these floor installation products offer high performance, they currently are required to include the “Danger” warning on their containers/packaging. If not disposed of properly, the waste from these products can end up in the soil and water supply, posing an environmental risk. ZHERORisk products offer a major innovation that will change the way tile and stone are installed and significantly reduce the risks that currently exist. These products will offer better working conditions and overall health for installers, as well as improvements in building wellness and very low environmental impact. The products are GEV-EMICODE certified to be very low in emissions. The ZHERORisk product line will launch in the U.S. beginning in March and continuing throughout 2019. Tile Doctor Shield® o First non-toxic antimicrobial product approved for hard surfaces that has no potential for environmental impact o Recently received patent for application of antimicrobial for tile and stone o Finalist in Edison Awards for Innovation Tile Doctor
31 minutes | Dec 20, 2018
Fryer Grease yields Platinum in Atlanta
Cloyd Thomas Dunn IV - Accomplished Franchising Professional with 15+ years of franchise industry experience. Currently the COO of Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions, an International Franchisor with locations in 23 countries. Since 1996, the Filta Group has been providing unparalleled service around the world to restaurants and other food establishments. “Going Green” was never a commercial or trendy consideration for us. Filta’s services naturally preserve the environment, by extending the life of cooking oil with the FiltaFry service, recycling waste oil into biodiesel with FiltaBio and reducing energy consumption and food waste with the FiltaCool product. In an age of climate change, and economic stresses, Filta’s services are being recognized at the forefront by the food and hospitality industry. Customers are realizing more than ever before the many benefits to be gained from our services. There's Gold in that Grease
57 minutes | Aug 8, 2018
You can't MacGyver the Electric Grid
Dawn lives in Henry County with her husband, Chris. Dawn is an army brat whose father, Jim, retired from the Army and mother, Maggie, served as a reservist. Dawn and Chris are members of Christ the King Catholic Church and support charitable organizations such as the Atlanta Humane Society, Goodwill North Georgia and the Georgia State University Foundation. Dawn mentors young professional men and women entering the public sector as well as through her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta International Sorority, Inc. Dawn served as a congressional aide to Senator Sam Nunn in the state office handling veterans’ affairs, natural resources, small business concerns and local governmental issues. Dawn received a Master Degree in Public Administration from Georgia State University while working full time for the American Heart Association and then the Georgia Department of Community Affairs as a Local Government Consultant. Over the past 30 years, Dawn has been assisting statewide non-profits and associations advocate for consumer protection, access to health care and open government. A small business owner, Randolph consults non-profits and associations to maximize resources and advocates for their critical areas. Her success includes working with legislators, passing bills and securing funding for services for people with disabilities, mental health and substance use disorder programs.
30 minutes | Dec 14, 2017
Rev. Jenny Phillips and COP23
Hear about COP23 from Jenny Phillips Creation Care Manager with the United Methodist Committee on Relief. The Rev. Jenny Phillips has been minister for environmental stewardship and advocacy of the Pacific Northwest Annual (regional) Conference for three and a half years and has been involved in creation care for a decade. The conference program in large part equips local churches to understand and take part in advocacy and action related to climate change, control of carbon emissions, and other dangers of fossil fuels. Phillips is also the founder of Fossil Free UMC.
34 minutes | Nov 17, 2017
Georgia World Congress Center LEEDing the Way
Tim Trefzer is head of environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility for the Georgia Dome, Georgia World Congress Center, Centennial Olympic Park, and the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center since 2010, Tim has overseen improved facility operations, reduced impacts of hosted events, and worked with stakeholders to improve the well-being of the community. As a LEED Accredited Professional, he administered the GWCC’s LEED Silver certification in 2014 and an anticipated LEED Gold recertification in 2017, making it the largest LEED certified convention center in the world. In 2017 he also guided the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center to LEED Gold certification. Since 2015, he has consulted for the College Football Playoff and Super Bowl, managing various aspects of the sustainability efforts placed around these mega sporting events. For the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship and Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta, Tim is sustainability chair for the Atlanta Football Host Committee and Atlanta Super Bowl LIII Host Committee. Tim is a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University where he teaches the Global Context of Sustainability courses of the online Master’s for Sustainability Leadership program. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and a Master’s degree from Arizona State University.
27 minutes | Nov 16, 2017
What do faith, Antarctica and biology have in common?
James B. McClintock came to UAB in 1987 and has served as Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (1999-2003) and as Interim Dean of the Graduate School (2003-2005). His research has been funded continuously over the past 25 years by the National Science Foundation and focuses on aspects of marine invertebrate nutrition, reproduction, and primarily, Antarctic marine chemical ecology. His research has grown to include studies of the impacts of rapid climate change and ocean acidification on Antarctic marine algae and invertebrates. He has published over 275 scientific publications, edited and written books, and been invited to make numerous scientific and popular science presentations. Explore Lost Antarctica Explore the locations of Lost Antarctica through Google Earth. Download the Lost Antarctica .kmz file (zipped) and open it using the Google Earth app to experience the locations described in McClintock’s popular book. McClintock recently returned from his 15th research expedition to Antarctica where he and his research collaborators have become among the world’s authorities on Antarctic marine chemical ecology and drug discovery and have developed an award-winning interactive educational outreach web site (UAB In Antarctica). His book Lost Antarctica: Adventures in a Disappearing Land (Palgrave/MacMillan) was released in September 2012 and has garnered considerable national and international praise (www.lostantarctica.com).
37 minutes | Sep 29, 2017
Atlanta Mayoral Candidate: Cathy Woolard
The Atlanta Mayoral race is heading into the home stretch. With nine candidates, it's a large field of many ideas and voices. The question that needs to be asked by the Atlanta sustainability community is who has the best vision for the leadership Atlanta has had nationally? We all know that without a full commitment to the legacy created by the last two administrations that we could fall behind. Today we are speaking with former Atlanta City Council President, Cathy Woolard. As President of the Atlanta City Council, the first woman to hold that position, Cathy championed the Atlanta BeltLine, a project transforming abandoned rail-corridors circling the city into mixed-use recreational trails. She founded the “Dirty Dozen,” a pilot program to fix the worst code violations in the city to improve neglected neighborhoods. She also made sustainability a priority, and her Energy Conservation Program cut emissions while saving the city’s facilities more than $800,000 in a single year. As a City Council member for District 6, she increased funding for sidewalks and, as Chair of the Transportation Committee, she oversaw the expansion of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, which had just become the busiest airport in the world. Cathy also personally led the Atlanta City Council to pass what is still the ONLY comprehensive civil rights bill in the state of Georgia, protecting hundreds of thousands of Atlantans from discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations. As a non-profit organization executive, Cathy has continued to serve others with organizations like CARE, League of Conservation Voters, and the Human Rights Campaign. Cathy is dedicated to Atlanta, committed to honesty and transparency, and diligent in making sure jobs are done right the first time. CathyForAtlanta.com
29 minutes | Aug 22, 2017
Fashion and Recycling go hand in hand in Georgia
Oka-B is more than a shoe, it’s a lifestyle. At Oka-B, we believe fashion and comfort should never be mutually exclusive. Look effortlessly chic while running through the airport in our sandals. Conquer the boardroom or the PTA meeting in our flats and wedges. Explore new wonders in our flops flips. Learn how a mind for fashion and sustainability, changed how we wear shoes.
37 minutes | Aug 8, 2017
A Wooly Solution to A Hairy Challenge
Havelock Wool was established to address the increased consumer demand amongst those seeking a healthier lifestyle and environment. Wool insulation manages moisture while improving indoor air quality by absorbing harmful chemicals; wool should be a part of every green building project - commercial or residential. Wool insulation is simply the most sustainable, all natural, non-toxic high-performance insulation available in today’s market. The follicles in a wool fiber allow it to absorb and desorb moisture against 65% relative humidity, and the amino acids allow for the trapping of harmful chemicalssuch as formaldehyde, NOx and SO2.
33 minutes | Jul 25, 2017
New Report Faults Biomass Greenwashing Scheme
Adam Macon is the Program Director at Dogwood Alliance. He joined the organization in 2014 and since that time has successfully elevated the Our Forests Aren't Fuel campaign to international prominence, and has been instrumental in supporting the development of an international and regional network pushing back against a growing biomass industry. As a leading spokesperson for Dogwood he has been featured in media around the world, including on the BBC, French TV, Science Magazine, Politico and various other regional, national and international media outlets. Born and raised in coal country of Eastern Kentucky, Adam has always had a passion for organizing people and fighting the corporations whose practices destroy our earth. Beginning this month, Adam will be directing all of Dogwood’s programs including the Wetland Forests Initiative, Forests & Climate work, the Paper Campaign, and continued involvement in the Our Forests Aren’t Fuel Campaign.
32 minutes | Jul 18, 2017
Keeping the Cleaning Industry Clean
The Cleaning Product Industry is changing the way it does boes business. Melissa Grande is Associate Director, Sustainability Initiatives at the American Cleaning Institute (ACI). Since 2012, Melissa has served as a leader developing and supporting ACI’s Sustainability Programs and Sustainability Committee. She manages ACI’s annual Sustainability Metrics Collection Program, Charter for Sustainable Cleaning, and development of ACI’s biennial Sustainability Report. Melissa earned a BS in Chemistry from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and graduated with a MS in Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering from Arizona State University. Prior to joining ACI, she worked at The Sustainability Consortium as a research associate in the Home and Personal Care Sector. LinkedIn Twitter
35 minutes | Jul 7, 2017
City on the Verge with Mark Pendergrast
Mark Pendergrast was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, the fourth of seven children in a family that valued civil rights, the environment, sailing, reading, and games of chase and charades. He earned a B.A. in English literature from Harvard, taught high school and elementary school, then went back to Simmons College for a masters in library science and worked as an academic librarian—all the while writing freelance articles for newspapers and magazines. In 1991, he began writing books full time, which allows him to follow his rather eclectic interests. Pendergrast’s books have been published in 15 languages. For God, Country & Coca-Cola was named a notable book of the year by the New York Times, and Discover Magazine chose Mirror Mirror as one of the top science books of the year. Pendergrast has given speeches to professional groups, business associations, and college audiences in the United States, Canada, the U.K., and Germany. He has appeared on dozens of television shows, including the Today Show, CBS This Morning, and CNN, and has been interviewed on over 100 radio programs, including All Things Considered, Marketplace, and many other public radio shows. He lives in Colchester, Vermont. City on the Verge is Pendergrast’s third book related to the city of Atlanta, following For God, Country and Coca-Cola, a history of the soft drink, and Inside the Outbreaks, a history of the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the CDC.
45 minutes | Jun 23, 2017
EVs make Money for Georgia
Anne is the program manager for SACE’s clean fuels and bioenergy programs. Her work focuses on diesel emissions reduction, advanced transportation and the utilization of biomass for electricity and fuel production, with an emphasis on state and federal energy, fuel, transportation, and climate policy and education. Anne joined the SACE staff in 2003. Anne serves on the Green-e Governance Board, the Southeast Diesel Collaborative Leadership Council, the Steering Committee for the Pine 2 Energy Coalition, facilitates the Tennessee Diesel Working Group and is a graduate of the Environmental Leadership Institute. Anne is the lead author of “A Safer Ride to School: How to Clean Up School Buses and Protect Our Children’s Health” and “A Case for the Healthy School Bus: Lessons from the Field.” Anne previously worked for River Network in Washington, DC, The Fund for Public Interest Research Group, and was an AmeriCorps volunteer with the National Park Service. She is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, VA.
41 minutes | Jun 15, 2017
300th Episode: Turning the Tables
Hostess Beth Bond looks back over 300 episodes and is interviewed by Southeast Green Intern, Charlotte Spaeth. Charlotte Spaeth is an Atlanta native and a graduate of Riverwood International Charter School and is currently studying Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder. She first became interested in the environment and sustainability after a conservation trip to South Africa in 2014. She is excited to combine her two loves, the environment and journalism, this summer as an intern for Southeast Green.
41 minutes | May 9, 2017
Florida's Good News on Solar
Susan Glickman Florida Director, SACE Action Fund Susan has worked with Southern Alliance for Clean Energy since 2001 as a consultant and lobbyist and was named Florida Director in August 2013. Susan has a background in running political campaigns and also directs SACE’s Action Fund in the Sunshine State. A native of Florida, Susan has consulted with many national organizations such as Natural Resources Defense Council, Ceres, Advanced Energy Economy, Union of Concerned Scientists, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Vote Solar, Clean Energy Group, Environmental Defense Fund and Clean Air Task Force. She developed and directed The Florida Business Network for a Clean Energy Economy, a coalition of business leaders working together to advance the clean energy economy. Prior to energy and climate issues, Susan worked to grant the FDA authority to regulate tobacco with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids; to institute a nation-wide health tracking system with Trust for America’s Health and for the first time to fund prostate cancer research with the National Prostate Cancer Coalition. Susan was recently appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Florida Commission on Volunteer Service. She was Founding Chair of The Florida Commission on the Status of Women. Susan grew up in Tampa, attending St. John’s Episcopal Day School and Academy of the Holy Names. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Speech from the University of Texas at Austin and an A.A. from Florida State University. Susan resides in Belleair Beach on Florida’s central Gulf coast.
36 minutes | May 4, 2017
EcoLink creating sustainability by using less and supporting more
Brandon: Brandon is a 17-year veteran at Ecolink Inc where he has done just about every job except drive the company’s fork lift. A zero waste zealot, Brandon thinks about every touch point associated with company’s products to minimize environmental consequences. An economics major, Brandon is focused on the concept of value (cost vs benefits), which contributes to Ecolink’s customer retention ratio. Brandon has won awards for environmental, business and marketing and education at all level. He is most proud of his 7-year partnership with GA DECA with high school marketing students and the American Marketing Association Atlanta Chapter for their continued commitment and investment in both high school, collegiate students and their teachers. Small in size, big in impact is our motto! Rhace: Rhace is a committed and resourceful University of South Florida alumni with academic background in Business Management and Psychology. He has experience streamlining customer communications and coordinating logistics with strong project management to meet challenges head-on. Part octopus, Rhace is flexible while juggling concurrent demands. A dexterous learner, Rhace is experienced in both technical and creative writing. Head and heart, Rhace brings intrinsically motivation and a desire to add value to organizations. Rhace has garnered 5 AMY Awards from the American Marketing Association Atlanta Chapter for his contributions and results associated with company’s 25-year celebration campaign. Rhace’s efforts have been instrumental in the company’s selection as 1 of 4 GA Small Business Rock Stars and 1 of 24 GLOBE award winners for export excellence. Rhace oversees recruiting, hiring, training and management of company’s year-round high school and collegiate marketing internship program.
36 minutes | May 3, 2017
What the heck is a Liquid Food Composter?
Iain Milnes is founder and president of Power Knot, the leading provider of environmentally sound products that reduce costs and carbon footprint. With its headquarters in San Jose, Calif., Power Knot provides innovative solutions for commercial, industrial, and military customers seeking to reduce their carbon footprint. The company designs, manufactures, and sells systems that are self-contained to eliminate waste food. Its LFCs (Liquid Food Composters) are high-quality, technologically-advanced bio-digesters capable of rapid digestion of most organic materials. LFCs create a safe and economical resolution for customers looking to address their carbon footprint by diverting waste food from landfills and by reducing emissions related to the transportation of waste.
30 minutes | May 2, 2017
Military goes green for safety, not just to reduce carbon footprint
Ron was born in Israel and grew up in Africa, Asia, Europe and the USA. Ron started his first business at the age of 13 when living in France. After spending a few years in a Fortune 100 Company, he left to pursue his entrepreneurial path. He is now the Founder and President/CEO of World Housing Solution and a Founder of Founders Harbor and Sqygl. Ron is also an organizer of TEDx Orlando and a founding member of Central Florida’s Startup Weekend and 1 Million Cups. He currently resides in Central Florida where he is an integral part of the growth of the local startup ecosystem. In 2014 he became the first Entrepreneur in Residence and Adjunct Professor in the Rollins College Business and Social Entrepreneurship department. He sits on several Central Florida local non-profit and for profit boards of Directors as well as being appointed to the Board of the Wharton Initiative for Global Entrepreneurship (Wharton IGEL). He has had the privilege to judge Business Plan/Model competitions for Wharton, Rollins, UCF and UF. Most recently, he mentored the winning Central Florida Team from Startup Quest. Ron is fluent in 4 languages, is married and has three children.
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