Clean Communities
We believe that every community in every city can be a clean environment.  That’s why we support Clean Communities, a community enhancement initiative created in the City of Atlanta.  One by one, every community can become a clean space by the action of the people. Challenge yourself to make sure you live in a clean community. 


Stay tuned for the next Clean Communities cleanup event. 
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​​​​​We the People 2.0
Witness action unfold at the bottom by progressive grassroots citizens who determined that hope for environmental sovereignty and human survival is best fulfilled by human agency. The 2016 film release 'We the People 2.0' reveals environmental injustice induced by corporate interest and an opportunity for hope that derives from human agency.
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Composting

Composting is an important way to practice waste reduction.  Composting can provide a method for creating natural fertilizer and can allow specific discarded household food items to be disposed in a practical and environmentally safe way.  MORE »

Annual Georgia Environmental Conference
The Georgia Environmental Conference is an annual event.  The Georgia Environmental Conference provides a resource for access to key environmental practitioners as well as a host of education opportunities about important ecological issues.  Stay tuned and check updates at the Georgia Environmental Conference website for announcement of the next annual Georgia Environmental Conference. 
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Turning a Threat into an Opportunity

One artist is turning the environmental threat of plastic into a world social movement.  Pam Longobardi exploits the vast global spaces of plastic pollution to create art objects while cleaning the world’s ecosphere and also sparking action for environmental preservation. MORE »


Lifecycle Building Center
The Lifecycle Building Center (LBC) delivers a waste reuse model that we hope pervades the cultural practices and habits of global society.  A simple, yet far-reaching concept manifests through LBC’s mission to put materials that have ended life in one place into a new lifecycle in another place.  Why produce more when the use of what is already produced is not fully exhausted?  This notion is constructively addressed by LBC.  Learn more here about LBC’s initiatives and how you can get involved.  ​MORE »

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Plastic Free
Plastic Pollution Coalition’s mission rests on an environmental ideal of a plastic free environment.  Yet, because many of us have grown to become dependent on the use of plastic in everyday activities, completely suspending the use of plastic from our lives may not be a realistic immediate objective.  Plastic Pollution Coalition understands this and encourages practical consumption practices of plastic to ensure a healthy environment. 
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An Old Solution
​Inexorable pests are frequently a factor of reasoning for common use of toxic chemicals.  For commercial crops, powerful insecticides and herbicides help crop success by repelling destructive pests while producing dangerous ecological conditions.   Likewise on the homeowner’s front, pesticides help aid with management of weeds and various insects while also creating a hazardous environment for human health.  Yet, in the context of contending with environmental imbalances such as destructive plants and insects, the remedy for natural world problems is provided by the natural world. Neem, a natural defense for pest management, is an old solution and a longstanding practice for pest management in some societies.  The rapport between neem and the natural world is not only evident through effective pest management it is also exhibited through its implication for human health support.  
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The Intersection of Economics and Environment
​We recognize that in a free market system oftentimes mustering broad societal support for any movement or cause requires specific appeal to economic interests.   Although a healthy environment serves the survival of humanity, it also serves a bottom line for economic attention.  The economic value of healthy environmental practices coupled with a world need to sustain humanity provides momentum for many state led practices and policies that facilitate waste reuse and reduction.  An archetypical case of economic supported waste reuse and reduction by national state policy is illustrated in Sweden.  Sweden, a global leader in waste reuse, optimizes economic advantages of recycling by selling recovered energy from wasted household and industrial products.  
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Local Recycling

If you are in the Metro Atlanta Area, take advantage of growing opportunities for recycling. The 1st and 2nd Saturday of each month presents the metro area one of many options for recycling and a unique chance to recycle a wide category of items.  MORE »

 
 

Advocating a Healthy Natural Environment for All

​​Peculiar Straw
​​A plastic straw might not emerge in the perceptions of many as an environmental threat, but for some the environmental danger presented by a plastic straw is well defined.  Across the United States, plastic straws register as one of the top litter objects collected in litter cleanups.  Despite the harmless intent of straw usage, inappropriate disposal of plastic straws can create unintended contamination and poisoning for natural and marine life.  Some students in California have taken action to remedy problems caused by plastic straws.  See how students take action. MORE »  

​Annual Bioneers Conference
Every fall, bioneers gather at the annual Bioneers conference to exchange visions of how to forge societal norms that enrich the wellbeing of the natural world and its inhabitants.  The Bioneers Conference features thought and change luminaries such as Naomi Klein, Paul Stamets, and Marian Moore who share an experience of pursuing achievement that implies a future of improvement for significant ecological circumstances.   A gamut of critical perspectives as well as innovative and creative approaches to addressing important ecological issues is presented at each Bioneer Conference.  ​MORE » 

Ban the Bottle
​‘Ban the Bottle’, an advocacy for the elimination of plastic bottles, has a strong message about the consequences of keeping plastic bottles in use. Follow Ban the Bottle to understand what it means each time you use a plastic bottle or a plastic straw.  MORE »   

Present Threats that Derive from Historical Disaster
The1984 mass gas leak of an industrial plant in Bhopal, India is widely recognized as the most severe environmental disaster in history. A documentary about the event covers important narratives from those of the real event to explore how the 1984 environmental catastrophe in Bhopal leaves a present day trail of human destruction and exemplifies a pattern of industrial violence.  MORE »     
Attainable Recycling 
​​Discovering ways to recycle 'hard to recycle items' can be daunting.  A task not frequently addressed by conventional recycling options, items that are hard to recycle are often harmful or oversized consumer items and require unique methods for reuse handling.  Yet, organizations like Live Thrive Atlanta signal a growing public awareness about the need to address hard to recycle items.  Live Thrive Atlanta offers recycling drop off for hard to recycle items such as bikes, batteries, Styrofoam, hazardous chemicals, tires, carpet, and more. Learn more about items that Live Thrive Atlanta accepts.  MORE »


Got Glyphosate?
Glyphosate is implicated in the most mystifying and dreadful human diseases today.  Yet, the use of glyphosate is as common as what we consume every day. Not surprisingly, glyphosate can be located in some human bodies. The first validated testing for glyphosate in humans became available in 2015 through the Feed the World campaign.  Testing is open to the public.  MORE »