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Blessing of the Fleet

04/25/14

Blessing of the Fleet

The Blessing of the Fleet in Darien, Ga., is an annual celebration in April of the start of the shrimping season. Events include a YMCA 5K, children's activities, a classic car show, art, food and drink vendors, and live entertainment. Darien's Blessing of the Fleet is the largest on the East Coast.   Photos by Neely Young are from the Marine Parade, and include Glenna Hounce, the fish princess.  

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Georgia Leaders Go Green for Earth Day

04/22/14

Georgia Leaders Go Green for Earth Day

Business and nonprofit leaders from Georgia and beyond gathered at the Georgia Aquarium last Wednesday, April 16, 2014, to celebrate Georgia’s environment and sustainable business practices at the Earth Day Leadership Breakfast, presented by EarthShare of Georgia. Now in its 12th year, the breakfast featured keynote speaker Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd, a University of Georgia professor and 2013 president of the American Meteorological Society. Environmental updates were presented by several environmental leaders, including Nature Conservancy Executive Director and 2013 100 Most Influential Georgian Deron Davis. The program also included displays from area environmental groups supported by EarthShare of Georgia and business networking. EarthShare of Georgia also honored and...

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Parks with Purpose

04/18/14

Parks with Purpose

In the May 2013 Sustainable Georgia we discussed green infrastructure planned by The Conservation Fund as a means of improving the Vine City/English Avenue neighborhood in West Atlanta. This month the neighborhood broke ground on Lindsey Street Park, the first ever park in the English Avenue neighborhood. On April 4, volunteers from the Blank Family of Businesses, as part of that organization's All-Associates Day, rolled up their sleeves and kicked off the next phase of this community-driven effort by clearing brush, debris and invasive species. Later this spring, neighborhood residents will begin construction on the park. “The park will be more than just a nice open space in the city, as you touched upon in your article,” says Ann Simonelli, media manager for...

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Contemporary Color

04/15/14

Contemporary Color

“Coloring,” a group show at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center features Bill Adams, Paul Stephen Benjamin, Rutherford Chang, Kate Shepherd and Anne Lindberg, whose work “taut green” is pictured. Read more about the ACAC's new redesign in this month's Sustainable Georgia.    

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Georgia Shrimp Under Siege

04/08/14

Georgia Shrimp Under Siege

Black gill is a fairly common disorder in the shrimp that live in the shoreline waters from Savannah to St. Marys. It is not a disease, but rather is caused by an organism entering the shrimp’s body. It tarnishes the look of the food, though it isn’t harmful to the humans who eat it. Scientists say shrimping is about a $20 million-a-year industry on Georgia’s coast, and they are hoping to find ways of reducing the threat of black gill.  Pictured: Inspecting and studying shrimp and other marine life on the research vessel Savannah. Learn more about black gill in this month’s Georgia Trend feature Savannah: Stretching Out. Photo credit: Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. 

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