Eco Briefs: New Chief Sustainability Officer; GA Tech Sustainability Showcase; Chattahoochee Greenway study

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Shelby Busó has been named Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Atlanta. “I am honored to continue the work of making Atlanta a sustainability leader in the Southeast region,” said Busó. “Every day our environment and residents are counting on us to take action and further focus on building a stronger and more livable city. I am thrilled to join the City of Atlanta to advance those efforts.” Busó most recently served as the Director of Community Advancement and Market Transformation for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Kendeda Building (Courtesy of Georgia Tech)

More than 150 members of Georgia Tech’s academic and research faculty will  share their work in sustainability at the inaugural Sustainability Showcase from Oct. 28-30 at the newly-completed Kendeda Building for Innovative Design.  Hosted by Georgia Tech’s Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems and co-sponsored by the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, the goal of the showcase is to increase awareness for sustainable relevant research while building collaborative relationships among students, faculty, external partners, and guests. Attendees will be able to explore the new Kendeda Building, billed as the most environmentally advanced education and research building ever constructed in the Southeast. The Sustainability Showcase is each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is open to the public. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.

The Chattahoochee Working Group is hosting a public forum on the Chattahoochee RiverLands Greenway Study that has been commissioned by the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Trust for Public Land, City of Atlanta and Cobb County. The forum will be held Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at CT Martin Natatorium, 3201 MLK Jr. Drive SW. The study focuses on a 100-mile stretch of the river from Buford Dam to Chattahoochee Bend State Park. The study will outline projects that would increase public access to the river, including bicycle and pedestrian use. For more information, visit ChattahoocheeRiverLands.com.

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