Recent News of Note

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Trip highlights river ecology, history

“When you think of the Savannah River you think of the ports and the issue of harbor deepening and you’ve heard about (nuclear power) Plant Vogtle,” Neal said. “You think it’s going to be an industrial corridor, but really it’s an isolated wild river. That’s what makes those issues vital. It’s a great viable wild river right at our back door.”

Read more of Mary Landers’ story in the Savannah Morning News here.

Bill Dawers: Whitaker Street, growth, city’s future shape

“… despite several years of ambitious private investment, Whitaker is in bad shape. In part, this is because of its role as a high-speed, two-lane, one-way street with no parking buffer. Longtime readers know my solution to the problem: Make Whitaker a two-way street. But there are a number of other ways to calm traffic and improve quality of life. Lanes could be narrowed, sidewalks could be widened and made accessible, crosswalks could be added, and appropriate landscaping and lighting could be installed.”

Read more of Bill Dawers’ story in the Savannah Morning News here.

Don’t pitch those incandescent bulbs yet

“People seem ready to jump on the green bandwagon, but some may be a little too eager. Maybe before we all run out and buy new Energy Star Appliances, organic cotton sheets and compact fluorescent bulbs we should stop and think about the consequences for a second. Don’t get me wrong, I will always be the first to say that we must reduce our energy consumption, our dependency on oil or improve the quality of our living and working conditions. However, let’s make sure that is what we are doing.”

Read more of Jason House’s story in Connect Savannah here.

Organic guru extols virtues of sustainable gardening

“His Farmer D Organics brand, based in Savannah, is on the lips and in the gardens of the elite. Billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson wants him to develop an organic farm at his exclusive New Jersey spa. Actress Jennifer Garner thinks his turnips ‘rock.’ Rolling Stones’ keyboardist Chuck Leavell and Atlanta adman Joel Babbit just signed him to a deal on their environmental Web site, Mother Nature Network.”

Read more of Katie Leslie’s story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution here.

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Transportation, land use, local farming and green building are all potential topics for Sustainable Savannah. The goal is to aggregate content about local events and projects, so there will be a central place to review everything that’s happening. The site is aimed at encouraging collaboration and information sharing between groups and individuals currently engaged in sustainability efforts. The site can also provide a snapshot of Savannah for green-minded people who are considering visiting or moving to the area.

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