This Week in Atlanta

There are several events of note this week.  First, on Thursday, the Breaking the Color Barier in the Great American Outdoors conference kicks off.  It is a three day event with a very comprehensive agenda.  The goal is to encourage more African-Americans and minorities to visit our national parks.  The conference is timed well since Sunday is the premiere on PBS of the new documentary, The National Parks: America's Best Idea. The Atlanta Home Expo is also going on this weekend.  We are excited to see what kind of new environmentally friendly and sustainable products are there.  We are also excited to see all of the greenwashing that is going on.  Two benefit dinners are slated for this week.  The Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper celebrates its 15th year with its Patron Appreciation Dinner onWednesday and Keeping It Wild is holding its 5th annual gala dinner.  Have a green week!

Sept 21 (Monday)

No Events Scheduled

Sept 22 (Tuesday)

230pm - 430pm - Green Chamber - Sustainable Real Estate Seminar: Behind the Scenes at Atlantic Station ($,R)

4pm - 8pm - Whistlestop Farmer's Market - Norcross

Sept 23 (Wednesday)

730am - 9am - CareerEco - Breakfast Forum with Mohawk, Southface, Sustainable Atlanta ($,R)

3pm - 8pm - Breaking the Color Barrier in the Great American Outdoors ($,R)

630pm - 830pm - Atlanta Audubon Society - Birds & Buffalo Wings Evening Walks

730pm - 10pm - Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper - Patron Appreciation Dinner ($,R)

Sept 24 (Thursday)

9am - 630pm - Breaking the Color Barrier in the Great American Outdoors ($,R)

6pm - 10pm - Atlanta Botanical Garden - Cocktails in the Garden ($,R)

630pm - 9pm - Type-A (R)

7pm - 9pm - Keeping It Wild 5th Annual Gala Dinner

Sept 25 (Friday)

9am - 930pm - Breaking the Color Barrier in the Great American Outdoors ($,R)

10am - 8pm - Atlanta Home Show

1pm - 5pm - Georgia Organics - Fundamentals of Organic Farming & Gardening ($,R, 3 weekend class)

Sept 26 (Saturday)

All Day - Park Pride - 20/20 Neighborhood Picnic Event

8am - 5pm - Georgia Organics - Fundamentals of Organic Farming & Gardening ($,R,3 weekend class)

9am - 11am - Georgia WaterSmart Outdoor Education Workshop

9am - 11am - Kids Fishing Event ($) - Chattahoochee National Recreation Area

9am - 12pm - Trees Atlanta - Planting - See Website for Details

9am - 1pm - Rivers Alive - River Cleanup at Life University (R)

9am - 2pm - Atlanta Bicycle Coalition - Confident City Cycling + Bike Commuter Module in Decatur ($,R)

10am - 8pm - Atlanta Home Show

12pm - 7pm - Fall in the Fourth Neighborhood Festival

3pm - 730pm - Trees Atlanta Fall Festival

Sept 27 (Sunday)

12pm - 6pm - Atlanta Home Show

1pm - 5pm - Georgia Organics - Fundamentals of Organic Farming & Gardening ($,R,3 weekend class)

7pm - 9pm - PBS: The National Parks: America's Best Idea

 

Ongoing Activities

Tour LEED Certified Chattahoochee Nature Center - Mondays & Thursdays @ 1pm, Sundays @ 4pm (General Admission, Members Free)

Naturalist Led Canoe Trips from the Chattahoochee Nature Center - August - Saturdays 830am - 11am

 

Farmer's Markets

 

8am - 12pm - Lawrenceville Farmer's Market

8am - 12pm - Suwanee Farmer's Market

8am - 1230pm - Alpharetta Farmer's Market

830am - 12pm - Peachtree Road Farmer's Market

9am - 12pm - Serenbe Farmer's Market

9am - 1pm - Piedmont Park Green Market

10am - 2pm - Glenwood Park Farmer's Market

 

This Week in Environmental History

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