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Biker Commuter Breakfast: Q-Time (Historic West End)

Join your cycling friends for our monthly breakfast meetup. September 3rd, we will meet at Q-Time Restaurant in the Historic West End! Q-Time is a diner with a full range breakfast menu. Check out their website to see their fare: Q-Time The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition puts together a monthly commuter breakfast on the first Thursday every […]

GREEN Topic: Brownfields

Technology Snapshot & Benefits: Brownfields, with certain legal exclusions and additions, are real properties of which the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Brownfield sites typically exist in industrial areas, or in abandoned mines that have contaminated large acres of […]

GREEN Topic: Alternative Pesticides – Integrated Pest Management

Technology Snapshot & Benefits: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive alternative to pesticide use. Pesticides, as defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), are “any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or lessening the damage of any pest.” Because of the many efforts to phase out […]

GREEN Topic: Straw Bale Home Basics

Technology Snapshot & Benefits: Appropriate for a wide variety of climates, straw bale homes can be comfortable and can manage moisture effectively if designed and constructed properly.  These structures can provide good thermal (approx. R-30 to R-35) and sound insulation and provide some fire-resistance in ASTM testing. They use low embodied energy, low-toxicity building materials […]

GREEN Topic: Recycled Content Carpet

Technology Snapshot & Benefits: Between four and five billion pounds of carpet are replaced every year in the United States alone, but less than 1% of this is recycled.  In other words, 99% of old carpet is sent to landfills instead of being recycled and made into new carpet. About 60% of carpet manufactured in […]

GREEN Topic: Log Homes

Technology Snapshot & Benefits: Log homes are commonly associated with “The American Dream” because of their reputation of high quality and value and their classic outdoors look and feel.  Log homes have been built in the U.S. for centuries, but saw a rapid boost in popularity starting in the 1960’s during the �back to the […]

GREEN Topic: Building Materials

Technology Snapshot & Benefits: You can save a lot of money and avoid future headaches by choosing and installing building materials that are safe and appropriate. There is no specific cookbook path to success with building materials. However, your decisions may be usefully guided by asking the following questions: How well do the alternatives stack up […]

Call for Pop-Up Shops in the West End

How would you like to be a part of the “Pop-Up Store” Concept? Well, you will get a FREE opportunity to be a part of this phenomenon on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on one block of Ralph David Abernathy Blvd..Pop-up retail stores are temporary stores at a designated venue, designed […]

Green Topic: Bamboo Flooring

Technology Snapshot & Benefits: Bamboo flooring is a cost-effective and environmentally sensitive choice among traditional hardwood flooring options. An appealing building material, it is very durable, strong and long-lasting. Bamboo, a grass product and not a wood product, is harvested every 5 years without damaging the actual bamboo plant, and does not require pesticides due […]