SSDN would like to welcome our new 2020 Steering Committee members. We greatly appreciate their commitment to growing sustainability in our region and their dedication in helping lead the Southeast Sustainability Directors Network. Camille Pollan, Sustainability and Resilience Officer- City of New Orleans, LA Kenneth Darisaw, Energy and Sustainability Manager- Fulton County, GA Erika Ruane,…

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Hillsborough County, FL has been leading an aggressive effort to implement solar energy technologies throughout their community for the past several years. Like many other Florida communities, Hillsborough is motivated by a desire to cut energy costs, reduce emissions, and create more resilient energy sources that could keep critical infrastructure and services running through hurricanes…

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The Tennessee Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards (GESA) are presented annually to recognize outstanding achievements by individuals, local governments, businesses, organizations, educational institutions, and agencies for successful environmental projects and conservation measures. This year, two projects of the Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund, the Built it Green Program of Chattanooga and Knoxville’s Energy & Sustainability Initiative. Congratulations…

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Fifty years ago, millions of people took to the streets on the very first Earth Day. They were demanding clean air and environmental protection, leading in part to the Clean Air Act, and other environmental protection laws. Today, climate change is still one of the biggest challenges faced around the world and more than ever…

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2019 was a year of building, a year of trying new things, and experimenting with creative opportunities to meet the network’s strategic planning goals.

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