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Joining us today is Alison Thomas, president of Keep My Planet Green, offering small businesses and consumers an easy way and affordable way to support renewable energy and sustainable practices. The company is part of Sterling Planet, the nation’s leading supplier of renewable energy and low carbon solutions and EPA’s Green Power Leadership Award winner for the past two years. Alison joined Keep My Planet Green after 18 years with Southern Progress / Time, Inc. As national director of sales and marketing, she ran the Coastal Living Homes program and became involved in the promotion of green building products and practices working with well-known consumer brands across the country. Her career also was immersed in the travel and tourism industry, which prompted the formation of the development of the Certified Green Lodging Destination program for Keep My Planet Green.
Amy Linde is a thirty-year veteran of marketing and business development working for Fortune 500 brands. She began focusing on the renewable energy field in 2009, primarily sales and installation of commercial scale solar energy systems, and recently partnered with Keep My Planet Green to develop school fundraising programs.
Alison and Amy have joined us today to announce the launch an exciting new campaign in partnership with Southeast Green. We’re kicking off a challenge for our listening audience to offset their car’s emissions, and our goal is 500 cars. We’re calling it the GASCAR 500 Clean Air Challenge. But first let’s find out a little more about Keep My Planet Green and what offsets are.
Dr. Chip Konrad is the Director of NOAA’s Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC), which provides operational climate service programs and expertise in climate science for the southeastern United States. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Konrad explores the spatial and temporal patterns of atmospheric processes/patterns and the multiple linkages of these processes/patterns to surface weather and climate variability. He has over 20 years experience monitoring and studying extreme weather and climate events in the Southeast U.S.
Konrad serves as a co-principal investigator of the Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments, an interdisciplinary research team that bridges climate science and decision-making. He was the lead author on the climate chapter of the Southeast Region Technical Report to the National Climate Assessment. He has published articles in a wide range of geography and atmospheric science journals on topics that include heat waves, tropical cyclones, heavy precipitation, ice storms, high winds, and cold air outbreaks. His research is largely supported by grants from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.
Allie Brown – Renewable Energy Associate
Based in Atlanta, Allie works on promoting clean energy, focusing on wind energy throughout the region. She provides assistance on wind energy through research, engagement with diverse stakeholders, policy advocacy, and implementation of local wind activities. Before joining SACE, Allie served on the executive board of the Sierra Student Coalition: UGA Beyond Coal and was a student fellow for Georgia Youth for Environmental Solutions. In addition to environmental organizing she was engaged in campus sustainability research. In 2012 she received a grant from UGA’s Office of Sustainability to design and oversee student-based research that recommended actions to reduce UGA’s energy consumption and increase use of renewable energy on campus by 2020. Allie attended the University of Georgia and received her bachelor of arts in Anthropology and minor in Ecology in May 2013.
Simon Mahan – Renewable Energy Manager
Simon joined Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in September 2010. He is responsible for overseeing the organization’s promotion of clean energy with a focus on onshore wind energy within the region, offshore wind and wind energy transmission. Simon specializes in policy advocacy, energy analysis and stakeholder engagement. Previously, he worked as an advocate and analyst for an ocean conservation organization in Washington, DC addressing offshore wind economics, industrial energy efficiency and mercury reduction policies. He earned his B.S. in political science at Missouri State University with minors in biology and communications.
Alan Jones is Manager of the Policy Office in the Long Range Planning Division of the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). Alan joined TDOT in 2004, and he advises TDOT officials on transportation policy issues, including air quality, energy, freight, land use, sustainable transportation and livable communities. He directs the state’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program, conducts research on transportation policy innovations, and develops strategic
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This show is in support of the Southeast Memorial Page and a special dedication to all the lost loved ones that are no longer with us. It's a tribute and honor to each and every positive voice in our community, and more than that it's a unification of us as a community and us as a people. Make sure you call in and voice your opinions. If you are too shy to say what you want to say or you want to dedicate a song send it to our e-mail email@example.com and we will play that song and say those words for you.We cannot dedicate a song unless you send it the e-mail for us atleast 24 hours pror to the Radio Show. The hurt, the pain and now the strength and power to say enough is enough. It's a wakeup call to those in position or political power some who never thought we would be in such a crucial condition but also to those who knew and find refuge in doing nothing about it. Special shout outs to Author Curtis Howard, Dayrel Muhammed, Mark Payne, Greg Crews and each of you. IT’S OUR TIME; IT'S OUR MOMENT THIS TIME WE BRINGING THE STRENGTH AND PAIN OF OUR LOST LOVED ONES AND OUR PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH GOD WITH US.
Dr. Stephen A. Smith has 30 years of experience effecting change for the environment. Since 1993, Dr. Smith has led the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) as its executive director. SACE is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization working to promote responsible energy choices that create global warming solutions and ensure clean, safe and healthy communities throughout the Southeast. SACE has grown to be a premier voice for energy efficiency and renewable energy issues in the region.
Dr. Smith represents SACE by providing leadership and professional expertise to external organizations, committees and working groups. Dr. Smith currently serves on the U. S. Climate Action Network board of directors and previously served as board chair. He also serves on the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Regional Energy Resource Council, which advises the TVA Board of Directors on energy resource activities in the Tennessee Valley region. In the last several years he has served on the North Carolina Legislative Commission on Global Climate Change and the North Carolina Climate Action Planning Advisory Group; the South Carolina Climate, Energy and Commerce Advisory Committee; State of Florida Energy Supply and Demand Committee of the state Climate Action Team; the national governing board for the Center for Resource Solutions’ National Green Power Accreditation; and the U. S. Department of Energy, Tennessee Valley Electric System Advisory Committee. Additionally, he served two terms on Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Regional Resource Stewardship Council, TVA’s Green Power Marketing Committee, and TVA’s Integrated Resource Planning Advisory Group. He has also had the privilege to testify before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee; the Great Smoky Mountain Congressional Caucus; and several state public service commissions.
It’s another laugh out loud episode as The COURTSIDE Podcast breakdown all the teams for the up coming season.
Join your hosts Hank McCoy and Vince Germano as they break down the Southeast Division!
This week’s show:
>Are the Hawks underestimated?
>Bobcats moving in the right direction?
>Miami Championship or bust?
>Orlando’s next major step forward?
>Show and prove time for John Wall and much much more…
Bruce Lourie is one of Canada’s leading environmental thinkers and co-author of the bestselling books Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World and Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health. He is President of Ivey Foundation, a private charitable foundation, a Director of the Ontario Power Authority and a Director of the San Francisco-based Consultative Group on Biological Diversity. He is an honorary director of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and has founded several non-profit and for-profit organizations in Canada.
Rick Smith, Ph.D.
Dr. Rick Smith has been Executive Director of Environmental Defence since June 2003.
Prior to joining Environmental Defence, Rick was, from 1996, Canadian Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and served as Acting United Kingdom Director for IFAW in 2001.
He received his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Guelph in 1999 for his study of a unique and endangered subspecies of freshwater harbour seal in northern Québec, which he completed in cooperation with a nearby community of Cree hunters. He has authored numerous articles in both the scientific and popular press on environmental and animal welfare issues.
Originally from Montreal, Rick now lives in Toronto with his wife Jennifer and their son Zachary.
Coach Schuman and Coach Every Recap the Southeast U100 Football Camp
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Greg Kozera is a registered professional engineer with a masters degree in environmental engineering and over 35 years of experience in the natural gas and oil industry including hydraulic fracturing. He is the author of 3 books, numerous articles and technical papers. Kozera’s latest book, Just the Fracks Ma’am: The Truth about Hydrofracking is available from all online outlets. Kozera is also a professional speaker and the current President of the Virginia Oil & Gas Association. He is a father and grandfather whose oldest son just returned from deployment in the Middle East.
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