Environment

Reconnecting to the River

It’s hard to go anywhere in Atlanta without being reminded of its history as a railroad town. From bumping across tracks to skirting the downtown Gulch to traversing the BeltLine (created from repurposed rail lines), the city’s early claim as…

Safeguarding the Fields

The Georgia Conservancy, which has advocated for conservation of the state’s natural resources for 55 years, teamed up with Georgia Trend last year to initiate the Sustainable Futures Awards. The awards salute communities or business entities that are pioneering practices…

Passionate Protectors

Agriculture is Georgia’s No. 1 industry, generating more than $70 billion a year, and its reach is felt throughout the state. For decades, Georgia has famously laid claim to the title of the nation’s “poultry capital,” where three out of…

Trees of Life

Next time you open a cereal box or retrieve a cardboard package from your front porch or pass a building under construction or check your cell phone or even take a breath, pause and consider that trees made it possible.…

Ecoadventures Abound in Georgia

Kayaks glide peacefully down Skidaway River, winding through pristine marshlands along Georgia’s coast, while a guide points out species of birds – including bald eagles, ospreys, pelicans, gulls, terns and cormorants – and explains why they need protection. Up north…

Next-generation Makers

Engineering education in Georgia has existed since before the Civil War, and over the years our universities have developed specialized programs to meet the evolving needs of industries. Today, four of the state’s public engineering schools – Georgia Tech, Kennesaw…

Funding the Future

These days if you can get 80 percent of people to agree that it’s raining outside even as they’re soaking wet from the downpour, it’s pretty close to a miracle. But there’s a piece of legislation that passed last spring…