This Week in Atlanta

We're really excited about several things this week.  First, there is the Energy Star and Water Sense sales tax holiday starting on Thursday and lasting until Sunday.  This will give many Georgians an opportunity to save money on products that will save them more money and use less energy overall.  Win-Win!  Another exciting event is the Georgial Solar Tour and Festival this weekend.  We went on last year's tour and had a great time seeing a number of really interesting homes and businesses.  It seems to be more industry focused this year which great since it tells me that the industry is actually becoming more legitimate.  The wife and baby are thinking about doing the Infant Walk at the Chattahoochee Nature Center on Wednesday but as everything is when you have an infant it is a game time decision.  Have a green week!

Sept 28 (Monday)

7pm - 9pm - Raw Food Nutrition for Health & Weight Loss with Jesse Andersen @ Whole Foods Buckhead (R)

Sept 29 (Tuesday)

6pm - 7pm - Mayoral Forum on the Beltline - Parks - Historic Resources - Transportation

Sept 30 (Wednesday)

8am - 1pm - Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia's 2009 Natural Leaders Event and Conserve Georgia Awards ($,R)

10am - 11am - Infant Walk @ the Chattahoochee Nature Center ($,R)

1030am - 12pm - Cloth Diaper Workshop - Harry's Farmers Market Alpharetta (R)

Oct 1 (Thursday)

All Day - Georgia Energy Star & Water Sense Sales Tax Holiday

Oct 2 (Friday)

All Day - Georgia Energy Star & Water Sense Sales Tax Holiday

730am - 9am - Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable - Public Health & the Impact of Environmental Policies ($)

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

1130am - 130pm - Green Packaging for Your Business Luncy & Learn ($,R)

6pm - 8pm - Atlanta Bicycle Coalition - Light Up the Night

Oct 3 (Saturday)

All Day - Georgia Energy Star & Water Sense Sales Tax Holiday

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

9am - 11am - Ted's Montana Grill Bison Stampede 5k and fun run ($,R)

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

9am - 2pm - Georgia Solar Tour Festival ($,R)

9am - 3pm - Atlanta Bicycle Coalition - Confident City Cycling Downtown ($,R)

12pm - 7pm - HOTober Fest @ Glenwood Park

130pm - 330pm - A Smorgasbord of Films about Local Foods Hosted by the Greater Atlanta Dietic Association

Oct 4 (Sunday)

All Day - Georgia Energy Star & Water Sense Sales Tax Holiday
11am - 6pm - Field of Greens Festival (aka. Georgia's Farm Aid) ($,R)

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

 

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

 

Tuesday

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

 

Saturday

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

9/20 - World's First Hydroelectric Plant Opens - 1882


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