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Green’s Beverage Store Goes Green

Green’s Beverage Store, one of the leading providers of wine, beer and spirits in metro Atlanta, announced the commissioning of its solar photovoltaic (PV) system. Empower Energy Technology, one of Georgia’s leading commercial solar PV integrators, designed, engineered and installed the 57 kilowatt Solyndra PV system.

The Solyndra system covers the majority of the Buford Highway location’s roof and offsets Green’s energy usage by nearly 20%. The system will produce approximately 86,000 kilowatt hours per year.

Green’s is constantly looking for innovative ways to minimize our energy impact. They have been very progressive in their investment in solar and they have taken a prudent approach in mitigating their long term energy costs.

Green’s Beverage Store is located at 2614 Buford Hwy, Northeast.

Christmas Kick-Off Event at Pike Nursery, November 27th

On November 27, from 7:00 – 10:00 a.m., Pike Nurseries will host their Christmas Kick-Off Event, which boasts hot apple cider and appetizers from Proof of the Pudding for guests to savor while selecting the perfect Christmas tree. During this time, they are offering guests 10% off of their entire purchase and another 10% of each purchase will be donated to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Following the Christmas Kick-Off event, Pike Nurseries will host two Williamsburg Wreath Decorating Workshops on November 27 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., where Pike Nurseries instructors will help attendees create their own personal wreath for the holidays. 

The $30 supply fee provides participants with a fresh evergreen wreath, fruits, nuts and berries with which to create a beautiful and lush wreath inspired by Christmas in historic Williamsburg.

Egg’s Nest Grand Opening Celebration, November 13th

First we had Trader Joes, next it was Whole Foods, and now there’s Egg’s Nest, sort of. Egg’s Nest, an organic clothing retailer recently opened its doors to the Brookhaven Community and will hold its grand opening celebration on Saturday, November 13 from 10a.m. until 6 p.m. This event boasts organic cookies and balloon animals for all…children.

Egg’s Nest sells organic clothing for infants and children, earth-friendly toys as well as baby gifts and much more. Interior design services for nurseries and children’s rooms will also be available. The store is owned and operated by Atlanta native and breast cancer survivor Katherine Kinney, an interior designer and Brookhaven resident.

Egg’s Nest is located between Verde Taqueria and The Little House of Art on Dresden. Store hours are Tuesday – Thursday, 10am – 5pm, Friday and Saturday, 10am – 6 pm, Sunday, 11am – 5 pm. The store is closed on Monday.

Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless hosts 22nd Memorial Day, November 1st

To address the issue of homeless deaths in Atlanta, the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless will observe their 22nd Annual Homeless Memorial Day. The Homeless Memorial began in 1988 to commemorate seventeen people who froze to death during one of Atlanta’s most violent winters and has been celebrated yearly in memoriam of homeless deaths, in the city.

On November 1st, starting at 11:00 a.m. supporters will convene for a march, with coffins, from the Task Force for the Homeless Center (477 Peachtree Street, Atlanta). The day will culminate at 5:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Phillip (2744 Peachtree Road, Atlanta) where dinner will be served to about 1,000 homeless residents of Atlanta. A Requiem Mass will follow the dinner.

This event is co-sponsored by the Cathedral of St.

Whole Foods Market Farmer-Owned Storewide Event, Saturday and Sunday

Meet the brand representatives and farmers who grow and produce products including dairy, juice, pork, rice, produce at the Whole Foods Market ‘Farmer Owned Storewide Event’ tomorrow and Sunday.

At the Whole Foods Market Farmer-Owned Storewide Event, you’ll get the inside scoop on exactly where your food comes from, what is in it, how it’s made and equally important, why it’s important for you to support farmer-owned brands and cooperatives. 

Participants will be able to sample delicious farm fresh products. During the events, guests will enjoy free samples of the represented products, receive coupons for participating brands, and interact with the farmer-owners and representatives of their respective brands.

                                 October 23 from 11 a.m.

What in the World Are They Spraying at the Atlanta History Center

On Saturday, October 23rd, G. Edward Griffin will premiere his latest documentary film, "What in the World Are They Spraying" at the Atlanta History Center. This film explores the phenomenon of “chemtrails” and pesticides that have become prominent over the past decade.

The film’s release is raises public awareness for the issue has grown, in the wake of  recent Congressional hearings held by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology  that focused on related subjects.

The world premier of "What In The World Are They Spraying"will take place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at the Atlanta History Center in the Woodruff Auditorium (130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta).  Tickets are $10 per person and $5 for students with valid student ID.  A reception will follow the movie and cost $40 per person. The event is being sponsored by Freedom Force International.

 

BBA focuses on Green Business for Monthly Luncheon

The Buckhead Business Association (BBA) will host a panel of Green Business experts at its Quarterly Luncheon on Thursday, October 21 at 103 West. The panel’s topic will be “Trends and Initiatives in Corporate Sustainability.” Jovita Moore, anchor at WSB-TV, will moderate the event, which is open to BBA members and guests. 

Panelists at the luncheon will be Todd Jarvis, President of Servidyne, Eric Taub, CEO of Verus Carbon Neutral, and Rachael Belew, Public Relations and Communications Manager of GREENGUARD Environmental Institute.

The Quarterly Luncheon, sponsored by 103 West and Fifth-Third Bank also features the BBA Public Safety Awards, honoring individuals with the Buckhead Police, Fire and Fulton County Sheriff's Departments who have been recommended by their superiors.