Posts Tagged ‘GIGA’

Green Wednesday’s Green Chamber

August 25, 2010

Please join the Green Chamber of The South on the first Wednesday of each month for an informal gathering of like-minded professionals and individuals interested in connecting with others to share ideas on Green Business. At each meeting we have a short presentation by one of our members and the rest of the time is devoted to networking.

Next meeting:
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 – 11:45am – 1:30pm
Presenter: Kim Veal – Weston Solutions
Cost (members): $18.00
Cost (non-members): $23.00
Web site address:
http://www.westonsolutions.com/

Registration Deadline: August 31, at 12:00pm

Home | Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation

July 3, 2010

Open Heart = Gwinnett

Check out the link below for their OFFICIAL BLACK EYED PEAS VIDEO the Open Heart Campaign created!

Thanks to an incredible outpouring of support, GMC has secured approval to launch its open heart program in Gwinnett County. Now the real work has begun!

A dedicated 40,000 square foot facility is in development. This $33 million investment will ensure that the people of our community have access to a complete range of cardiac services. When it opens in early 2012, the Heart and Vascular Center at Gwinnett Medical Center–Lawrenceville will be state-of-the-art. While the advanced technologies are impressive, they won’t be what make the Center truly special. It will be the devoted professionals and their world-class capabilities that make the difference.

You, too, can help make a difference. We are approaching our goal of $8 million in charitable giving to directly support the development of the program, but there is still a ways to go. With your help, we’ll reach that goal.

via Home | Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation.

This post was created to help spread the message and gain support for our Gwinnett Open Heart campaign.  Green In Gwinnett Area is pleased to be able to contribute to this worthy cause.

– James Chronicle

Green Chamber of The South Green Wednesdays

January 5, 2010

CHANGE OF VENUE!!!!

January Green Wednesdays
Event Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2010 – 11:30am – 1:30pm
Location: 5 Seasons Brewing
Cost (members): $17
Cost (non-members): $22
Presenter: Dr. Marlin Gottschalk, Ph.D., Director of Sustainability Division at Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Web site address:
Please visit: The Green Chamber of the South

Members use the discount code below. You must be logged in to see the code.or, just RSVP and pay at the door.

Important Notice:
The meeting will be held at 5 Seasons Brewing and NOT at Urban Flats. Please email us if you have any questions.

Green Chamber of The South’s Green Wednesdays

December 18, 2009

Green Wednesdays Banner
January Green Wednesdays – 1/6/2010

Green Wednesdays is an informal gathering of like-minded professionals and individuals interested in connecting with others to share ideas on Green Business.  At each meeting we have a short presentation by one of our members and the rest of the time is devoted to networking.

DATE: 1/6/2009
TIME: 11:45 AM

Presenter:

Dr. Marlin Gottschalk, Ph.D., Director of

Sustainability Division at Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Register now and save time:  http://www.greencs.org/events/greenwednesdays

Green Chamber of the South
Our Green In Gwinnett Area (GIGA) organization’s mission is to help make Gwinnett County a healthier, more environmentally friendly and socially responsible place to live by becoming a valuable resource for the residents and businesses in our community. This GIGA site is a place to share our passion with others by collecting educational information, and providing a repository for eco-friendly resources and products. Together we  can make Gwinnett Greener!

Green In Gwinnett Tip Nov 4th 2009

November 4, 2009

GIGA

Green and Sustainable

When you landscape use native plants.  Native plants typically cost less, use less water, and are easier to care for.  Plus, your yard will look right at home.

Did you know that if every U.S. household replaced just one light bulb with an Energy Star bulb, we’d save enough energy to light three million homes for over a year?  Pretty amazing huh? Simple.  So let’s make some simple changes Gwinnett!  The prices on CFL bulbs have come way down.  The Lowe’s in Suwanee sells them for a very reasonable price and they seem to have frequent sales there.

Reduce your carbon footprint and energy bill next summer by using a table, ceiling or whole-house fan which will extend the typical human comfort range, usually between 72 and 78 degrees F,to around 82 F by simply adding a breeze of about 1.9 mph. So when the heat becomes unbearable reach for a fan before the thermostat. A typical fan uses about the same amount of energy as a 100-watt light bulb, which is dramatically less than any air conditioning unit.

 

Think Green In Gwinnett

-James Chronicle

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk – Suwanee

September 10, 2009

Green In Gwinnett Area GIGA

Please join us and relax for a good cause! Orange Skye Day Spa is partnering with Ken’s Krusaders team to host an open house this Sunday, September 13 from 2:00-5:00pm in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk. The spa is located at 3890 Lawrenceville Suwanee Road, Suwanee, GA 30024. Come by to register for door prizes, make a donation, or purchase a gift certificate. 25% of every regular priced gift certificate purchased will be donated to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! Ken’s Krusaders team has been raising funds for the Light the Night Walk for the past four years. They formed the team in memory of Ken Bray, a Suwanee resident, who battled leukemia in the early 2000’s. Ken died from complications arising from a bone marrow transplant in 2004. Throughout his battle, his family, friends, neighbors, the Gwinnett community, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society were there to support him. Now his family seeks to raise funds to find ways to treat and cure this disease and to ease the load on patients and their family members.

Green In Gwinnett Area & The Green Chamber of The South

September 5, 2009

Green Chamber

Please take some time to learn about Green In Gwinnett Area’s partner “The Green Chamber of The South“:

Whether you are aiming to reduce your environmental footprint, strengthen your relationship with consumers, streamline your operating costs, or gain market share. Developing a sustainable business strategy makes good business sense not just to a company’s bottom line, but also to employees, partners and the community.

The Green Chamber of the South is a place where you can meet others who share your interests, do business, profit and gain the satisfaction of supporting efforts to promote the growth of sustainable economies in the Southeast.

About The Green Chamber of The South:

Founded in 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia, the Green Chamber of the South supports the growth and success of sustainability in businesses and encourages innovation and adoption of clean technology. We are a non-profit organization.

The Green Chamber of Commerce facilitates connections and collaboration between companies, government, NGOs and the community, supporting the growth of green companies. Our vision facilitates the success and growth of green businesses and establishes a hub for green commerce in the Southeast.

Our members comprise businesses and organizations in the Southeast.  They are engaged in diverse industries including energy, education, manufacturing, government, trade, communications and marketing.

Business leaders recognize the rapid growth of the Southeast green business movement and their long-term growth opportunities are tied with the region’s environmental challenges.  Some of the key issues facing businesses today revolve around water scarcity, transportation, and energy costs.   An increasing number of businesses understand meeting growing environmental challenges requires adopting new sustainability strategies.  Furthermore, a growing number of businesses require partners and vendors to engage in the sustainability process and develop their own green initiatives.

Please visit their website at: www.greencs.org

Sincerely,

James Chronicle (Executive Director) GIGA


BrandsMart USA Grand Opening of LEED Retail Store this Friday Aug 21st – Buford, Georgia

August 19, 2009

, an environmentally friendly store is having their Grand Opening in Gwinnett County this Friday, August 21st. I had the pleasure of touring the facility with Larry Levine who is the Vice President of Corporate Operations for BrandsMart. This store is the first Commercial LEED building in North Georgia. Beginning with the construction of the store and continuing through it’s daily operations the main focus has been to reduce negative impact on the environment and promote conservation.

During the construction phase, recycled materials were used as much as possible. The

floor tile, the sheet rock, even the concrete was poured using a minimal amount of raw materials. The store’s roof consists of white neoprene which reflects heat to reduce the amount of time the air conditioning runs. Each AC unit has it’s own compressor that dramatically reduces power needs and the condensation water from the units is recycled. On hot days this can result is as much as 150 gallons of water.

Lighting in the store is optimized by the implementation of large skylights, enabling the fluorescent lighting to be reduced. These skylights open, close and direct light for optimal efficiency. Sensors installed within store lighting automatically turn off the power as the sunlight increases. LED lighting is also used throughout the store. These produce far less heat (almost none), produce superior lighting, and use less electricity to operate. They also use these neat tubes to direct light into the store from the roof called “Sola Tubes”. You could use these same tubes in your home.

Outside the store the parking lot is white instead of black reducing the heat usually generated and allowing better control of the area’s climate. Additionally, less lighting is required at night because of the reflective surface. The plants surrounding the store are drought resistant and labeled so that customers can easily identify them. Once the plants have been established (estimated six months) irrigation will no longer be necessary. Rainwater will be channeled from the slight slope of the parking lot into a retention pond behind the store for future utilization. There is also a preserved wetland behind the store.

You will find trash containers along with recycle containers for employees and customer’s to recycle their sodas, etc!

In the near future, BrandsMart plans to have an educational program directed to children at the fourth grade level with the goal of educating them on sustainability. Great forward thinking!

The construction of this store and it’s operations are a credit to BrandsMart’s and Gwinnett County’s “green” point of view.

What is LEED?

LEED is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

Green In Gwinnett Area is a Gwinnett nonprofit located in Suwanee Georgia.

The new BrandsMart Store in Buford, GA is located at:

2918 Buford Dr

Buford, GA 30519-6538

(770) 932-1088

Our Green In Gwinnett Area (GIGA) organization’s mission is to help make Gwinnett County a healthier, more environmentally friendly and socially responsible place to live by becoming a valuable resource for the residents and businesses in our community. This GIGA site is a place to share our passion with others by collecting educational information, and providing a repository for eco-friendly resources and products. Together we can make Gwinnett Greener

James Chronicle

GIGA’s Suwanee Cinema Under the Stars July 11th!

July 4, 2009

Green In Gwinnett Area GIGA “SUWANEE CINEMA UNDER THE STARS” Family Movie Night At Suwanee Town Center Park, In The City of Suwanee, GA. Come join your Gwinnett Community for an evening under the stars with family and friends to celebrate the summer on the green while learning about “green”. Hosted by GIGA and featuring special guests like the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center. Saturday June 13th, 27th, and July 11th. Movies in order are: Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Happy Feet, and Wizard of Oz. Free recycling of computers and office electronics. Please bring them to the event! For more information, please email: Green In Gwinnett We would like to thank our Main Event Sponsor for making this possible: Ameriprise Financial at Suwanee Town Center ParkThe Practice of Kevin O’Brien” We would also like to thank the Board Member of GIGA for their hard work and dedication to the Green In Gwinnett Area “GIGA” organization and events.

GIGA Board of Directors: James Chronicle – Chairman james@greeningwinnett.org Amy Bray abray@atclawfirm.com Andersen, Tate, and Carr Nancy Martin nancy@greeningwinnett.org Coca-Cola Company Tamela Adkins tamela@greeningwinnett.org Adkins Law Lois Martin lois@loismarketing.com Lois Martin Marketing Robert Mendez rmendez@basisstaffing.com Basis Staffing Mark Thompson mark@greeningwinnett.org Southtrac Bill Rosenberg bill@greeningwinnett.org Ameriprise Financial

-Wizard of OZ Costume contest for the kids(and kids at heart).
– Face painting on site!
– Demonstrations and activities with the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center.
-Free Computer, monitor, and electronics recycling on site.
-Free phonebook recycling on site. Just drop it off!
-Local vendors
-Food and ice cream
-Drawings for refurbished computers, gift certificates to local vendors, and other surprises!

We have had attendance at 3000 people from Suwanee, Lawrenceville, Buford, Duluth, Norcross and all around Gwinnett County!

Suwanee Cinema Under Stars

Green In Gwinnett Area hosts “Suwanee Cinema Under the Stars” June 27th

June 23, 2009

GIGA

“SUWANEE CINEMA UNDER THE STARS”

Family Movie Night At Suwanee Town Center Park, In The City of Suwanee, GA.

Come join your Gwinnett Community for an evening under the stars with family and friends to celebrate the summer on the green while learning about “green”.  Hosted by GIGA and featuring special guests like the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage CenterSaturday June 13th, 27th, and July 11th.  Movies in order are: Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Happy Feet, and Wizard of Oz.
Free recycling of computers and office electronics.  Please bring them to the event!


For more information, please email:
Green In Gwinnett
We would like to thank our Main Event Sponsor for making this possible:
Ameriprise Financial at Suwanee Town Center Park
“The Practice of Kevin O’Brien”
We would also like to thank the Board Member of GIGA for their hard work and dedication to the Green In Gwinnett Area “GIGA” organization and events.

GIGA Board of Directors:

James Chronicle – Chairman
james@greeningwinnett.org

Amy Bray
abray@atclawfirm.com

Andersen, Tate, and Carr

Nancy Martin
nancy@greeningwinnett.org

Coca-Cola Company

Tamela Adkins
tamela@greeningwinnett.org

Adkins Law

Lois Martin
lois@loismarketing.com
Lois Martin Marketing

Robert Mendez
rmendez@basisstaffing.com

Basis Staffing

Mark Thompson
mark@greeningwinnett.org
Southtrac

Bill Rosenberg
bill@greeningwinnett.org
Ameriprise Financial