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  • 00:28

    Southeast Region Technical Report to the National Climate Assessment

    in Environment

    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.

  • 00:29

    Join the Southeast Green GAScar 500 Clean Air Challenge

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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.

  • 00:45

    Get to Know Southeast Green

    in Environment

    Southeast Green Founders Sandra Cummins and Beth Bond speak with show host Lanada Chanel and share their vision to make Southeast Green a portal that connects business professionals and consumers to green resources and services available in the Southeast.

  • 00:30

    Freight and Emissions in the Southeast

    in Environment

    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 recommendations for making the state’s transportation system more sustainable.
    From 1999 to 2004, Alan was a Senior Policy Analyst with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation working on air quality and energy issues. From 1994 to 1999, he was Executive Director of the Tennessee Environmental Council, a state environmental advocacy group. Alan also worked six years with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., and two years with the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission in Austin.
    Alan has over 33 years of professional experience in environmental and energy policy. He has a B.S. in public administration from Murray State University in western Kentucky, and a Master’s degree in public policy from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

  • 00:25

    Unmasking beauty - BioRepublic SkinCare

    in Environment

    Today's guest is Paolo Mentonelli.


    Earning his Computer Science degree from Georgia Tech and his MBA from Duke, Paolo is a former engineer and investment banker turned venture builder who spent the last 8 years working abroad and has now returned home to Atlanta.  Paolo has launched and scaled successful businesses across a variety of industries in Italy, Malaysia, the Philippines, and the United States.  Paolo currently serves as the Managing Director of BioRepublic SkinCare.


    Paolo’s love for easy skin care products developed during his time living and working in Southeast Asia, where his busy lifestyle combined with rampant air pollution forced him to seek out the best remedies available.

  • 00:01

    Southeast Arkansas Weather Singer Interview

    in News

    Today on our show we have Stephen Gentry

  • 00:28

    There's a wind a blowing and it's in the Southeast

    in Environment

    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.

  • 00:15

    NFL Isiah Corbett LB Southeast Louisiana/NFL Draft Prospect

    in Football

    NFL Draft Prospect


    Isiah Corbett


    Southeast Louisiana LB


    College Gridiron Showcase Invitee


     


    One the of the top small-school prospects at the linebacker position Corbett is a the real deal. 


    At times during the Gridiron Showcase he was simply unblockable. One of the players' we are highest on to make a 'huge' impact moving forward. 


    Tempo setter who can get to the quarterback make sure to check out Corbett. 


     

  • 00:30

    Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport strives to be the Greenest in the World

    in Current Events

    “At Hartsfield-Jackson, we don’t want to be known as just the world’s busiest and most efficient airport, but also the most sustainable airport,” said Aviation General Manager Miguel Southwell. “Our guiding principles are very clear. We are focused on striking an effective, meaningful balance between environmental sustainability, economic stability and social responsibility. Today’s award winners illustrate our collective and demonstrated commitment to these goals.”


    Join Southeast Green as we interview leaders at the airport to discuss how they plan to achieve this goal.

  • How to naturally give a knock-out punch to fruit flies with Aunt Fannie's

    in Environment

    Mat Franken, CEO and Founder of Aunt Fannie, Inc.


    Mat is founder and CEO of Aunt Fannie’s, maker of FlyPunch!, a product that positively impacts the global food supply chain by eradicating the devastating and E.Coli-transmitting fruit fly.  He is a leader in natural and non-toxic products that increase food safety, decrease spoil in food, minimize produce contamination, bolster profits for food manufacturers, and improve both commercial and home kitchen experiences. Prior to Aunt Fannie’s, Mat’s career was in private finance with a Swiss-based global financial institution.  There he served 60 families, advising c-level corporate executives and entrepreneurs in overarching estate, tax, financial, and investment planning. In addition to his professional roles, Mat has been the Founder and Chair of multiple grass-roots level non-profits and currently serves on the board of NEXT, a non-profit organization focused on fostering the entrepreneurial ecosystem for high-impact companies in the Carolinas. Mat also serves as a Mentor for multiple accelerator organizations, such as The Iron Yard, a high tech accelerator and national code school as well as the incoming Founder Institute headquartering in the Carolinas. Mat is a founding member of OpenWorks, a ‘self-sustaining’ co-work facility that helps foster Carolinas-based start-ups. And, these efforts have recently garnered Mat a nomination for the 2017 Liberty Fellowship (Aspen Institute).

  • 00:30

    What is GMO free seed?

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    Join Southeast Green as we speak with Carol Koury, President of Sow True Seed.


    Carol is a life-long gardener, having spent her childhood summers in the 1940s and 50s in New Hampshire helping her grandma and family grow and preserve all the food she and her family ate.  She had careers in wildlife conservation and the women's health movement, before coming back to her gardening roots.  In 2009 she founded Sow True Seed, an open-pollinated seed company based in Asheville, NC.  Sow True sells 500 varieties of open-pollinated vegetable, herb and flower seed in the Southeast and throughout North America.  Carol’s passion is for helping people understand where their food comes from so they can be informed consumers.  


    In 2011 STS joined a consortium of family farmers, small seed companies and advocacy groups to challenge Monsanto's patents on genetically engineered seed and seeking relief for farmers who were being sued when their crops were unintentionally contaminated by upwind GE pollen.  We lost at the Federal Appeals level for lack of standing because none of us had been sued by Monsanto - but the Appeals Court did indicate concern about Monsanto's lawsuits and giving hope that farmer's seeking relief through the court system might have a more sympathetic ear (should they be able to afford going up against Monsanto)!.