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2013 Georgia Rides to the Capitol to raise cycling support

2013 Georgia Rides to the Capitol to raise cycling support

ATLANTA -- The 2013 "Georgia Rides to the Capitol" event will be held through the city on Tuesday, March 26.

A spokeswoman for the ride said more than 1,000 cyclists are expected to participate, as part of the Metro Atlanta Mayors Association "GEORGIA BIKES!" program. The bike ride will be escorted by police, and run track through Decatur and Roswell. Leading the pack will be Commissioner Fred Boykin and Mayor Jere Wood, along with more city officials. 

During the "Georgia Rides to the Capitol" event, cyclists hope to raise support for other types of transportation through the metro region. Plus, they hope conditions will improve to allow easier cycling, including the development of regional systems and both on-road bicycling facilities and multi-use trails. 

Fulton County Cooperative Extension offers assistance to homeowners concerned about radon

Fulton County Cooperative Extension offers assistance to homeowners concerned about radon

ATLANTA -- According to the University of Georgia College of Family & Consumer Sciences, although radon is present throughout the environment, when high levels of radon enter a home or building, people are exposed to more of its radiation and their risk of cancer increases. Such a situation can easily be discovered and corrected.  Fulton County Cooperative Extension offers assistance to concerned homeowners to identify potential harm from the dangerous radioactive gas.

“Radon is colorless, odorless and tasteless,” states Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “A radon test is the only way to find out how much radon is in your home.”

Radiance Solar CEO James Marlow named Professional of the Year by TAG Smart Energy Society

Radiance Solar CEO James Marlow named Professional of the Year by TAG Smart Energy Society

Radiance Recognized for Innovations Accelerating Adoption of Smart Energy in Georgia

James Marlow, CEO of Radiance Solar, was named Professional of the Year by The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Smart Energy Society at the organization’s annual dinner and awards celebration on Jan. 17 on the Georgia Tech campus.  Solar manufacturer Suniva was named Company of the Year, a category in which Radiance Solar was also a finalist.

“Our TAG Smart Energy professional and company of the year demonstrate the leadership qualities that advance the economic, energy efficiency and innovation benefits of the smart energy economy in our region,” said Bob Miller, chairman of the group and Client Unit Director, Industrial Sector – Southeast for IBM. “We’re proud of James and Suniva, as well as all nominees and finalists for helping Georgia lead in smart energy technologies, solutions and growth.”

Fulton County Cooperative Extension partners with the GreenHouse Foundation

Fulton County Cooperative Extension partners with the GreenHouse Foundation

ATLANTA -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension has partnered with the GreenHouse Foundation to provide curriculum support and gardening training through their agricultural and family sciences programs at the Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy (SACA). 

As part of the partnership, Cooperative Extension will provide the school with curriculum support through their agricultural and family sciences programs which includes tracking and success measurement. SACA will serve as a host school for Cooperative Extension’s green garden training program with classes and demonstrations for parents, teachers and students.

Bikes & Bites Kick Starts a Car-Free Initiative During 2012 Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week

Bikes & Bites Kick Starts a Car-Free Initiative During 2012 Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week

ATLANTA – For the first time in the event’s 11-year history, the highly anticipated Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week (DARW) will kick start a new car-free initiative called Bikes & Bites. Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) is working in tandem with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition (ABC) to encourage diners to ride their bikes to dinner at more than 20 Downtown restaurants. Cyclists who utilize the VIP Bike Valet at 191 Peachtree Tower will receive a special incentive to return to Downtown restaurants after their Restaurant Week dining experience. To provide even more options for cyclists, CAP is installing new bike racks near Downtown restaurants to encourage more people to bike and dine. 

Atlanta Chefs Celebrate First Pastured Poultry Week, June 11-17

Atlanta Chefs Celebrate First Pastured Poultry Week, June 11-17

Georgians for Pastured Poultry (GPP), an alliance that is promoting the use of high-welfare, pasture raised poultry in Georgia, has created Pastured Poultry Week to take place Monday, June 11 through Sunday, June 17, 2012.

As part of this annual event, Atlanta restaurants will help spread the word about the many virtues of pastured poultry – its superior taste, the natural life of the chickens, and the positive impact on both human health and the health of the environment – by serving it on their menus every day during this designated week. Additionally, chef demonstrations at local farmers markets throughout the spring and summer will educate consumers on ways to prepare pastured poultry in order to continue raising awareness.

Participating restaurants include: