Atlanta's Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is one of the most remarkable places in the country. It covers more than 5,000 acres of land, harbors more than 900 species of trees and 100 species of butterflies and is the southernmost habitat for rainbow and brown trout. Best of all, it's easily accessible to anyone in search of a near-wilderness experience.
Georgia has a thriving community of "eco-preneurs" striving for commercial success while they work to protect the environment. They're promoting alternative fuels, organic beer and more.