Water Lessons, Water Plans

Last April a group of 100 or so Metro Atlanta leaders went to school in Denver, where they saw a thriving metro region confronting familiar challenges of rapid growth. These Atlantans, part of the 12th annual LINK (Leadership, Innovation, Networking,…

Recycling Revolution

Every time she arrives at the grocery store checkout counter Judy Gordon is given the same choice we all get: paper or plastic. And she always chooses neither. “If I had to choose, I guess I’d go with paper because…

Building Green

Peter Michelson has been walking the green line for about 30 years, since he was a kid in Boston going door-to-door for Greenpeace, campaigning to stop the bludgeoning of baby seals in Canada. He’s a fourth-generation contractor, an environmentalist with…

A Watershead Moment

There is as much water today as there was 4 million years ago, when the human population could be measured with a show of hands. Since then, in spite of difficulties that may have sent a lesser species scurrying for…

Keeping It Green

Not long ago, the board of directors for a large Georgia corporation was hammering out what it thought was a fair solution to a touchy pollution problem the company was facing. One of its executives who had completed a yearlong…

Water Worries

With Georgia’s rapid population growth threatening its water supply – Atlanta could be in trouble as early as 2030 – conservation is on everyone’s mind. Some are betting the time is right for desalination projects to turn seawater into drinking water.

Urban Sanctuary

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.

Going For The Green

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.