Eco-Briefs for February

Olmsted Linear Park
Olmsted Linear Park

The Olmsted Linear Park Alliance’s Dream In Green Gala will be held Feb. 16 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. There will be a dinner buffet, music, dancing, performances, live and silent auctions and more. This year’s event will also have an Italian them with accompanying cuisine and decorations. The event raises money for the upkeep of the historic parks along Ponce de Leon Avenue. For tickets and information, visit atlantaolmstedpark.org.

The Southface Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable convenes once a month to discuss the region’s current environmental issues – from water to energy, urban planning to policy and much more. Members of the audience are encouraged to ask questions, make comments, network and learn about Atlanta’s current and future opportunities for sustainable development. The next meeting is March 7 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree St. For more, visit southface.org/sart.

Mark your calendar for the Greenprints Conference 2014 on March 12-13. Now in its 17th year, Greenprints is a gathering of more than 200 national thought leaders in sustainable design, construction and communities. The event will be held at Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center. For more information, visit greenprints.org.

IKEA at Atlantic Station has installed four Blink electric vehicle charging stations as part of its partnership with Car Charging Group. To charge an EV at IKEA Atlanta, drivers pull into a designated parking spot, tap their Blink InCard to the reader below the screen, plug the charger into the EV, and then shop and eat at their leisure in the IKEA store while the vehicle is charging.

 

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