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Posted on : March 8th, 2011 0 Comments

A real find during EDS’s construction

This clipping was uncovered in the space that currently houses Avenue. While many of us are aware East Decatur Station was formerly a lab, there was a long history before this incarnation. Avenue’s renovation revealed the bones of an old … Continue reading

Posted on : March 8th, 2011 0 Comments

Community Farm Project on Sams Street

Neighbor: Our Community Farm Project Operator: Susan Pavlin Neighborhood: East Decatur Business Address: 121 Sam Street Website: ourcommunityfarmproject.blogspot.com At the corner of East College Avenue and Sam Street, next to the Friends School of Atlanta campus, lies half an acre … Continue reading

Posted on : February 2nd, 2011 0 Comments

Ahimsa House

Ahimsa house is an organization dedicated to saving animal victims of domestic violence. At first mention, it may seem like this 501 (c)(3) non-profit has its priorities confused. What about the human victims? The empirical truth, however, shows that Ahimsa House is a rare, effective and essential contributor to the safety of all sufferers of domestic violence, whether human or animal.

With only 12% of domestic violence shelters in the U.S. allowing pets, victims seeking haven are forced into tough decisions; too often the question boils down to “me or the pet?� Perpetrators use family pets as coercive tools to intimidate, silence and maintain control over their human victims. Emily Christie, founder of Ahimsa House, knew this awful dilemma and wanted to ensure that others would not need to face it. Continue reading

Posted on : February 2nd, 2011 0 Comments

E3 Greentech Enterprises

In the quest to reduce energy consumption most people struggle. We would love to lower our monthly bills, waste less energy and reduce our impact on the environment, but accomplishing this takes work and sacrifice. Energy conscious citizens unplug appliances, double check the house for neglected lights, even adjust their air conditioning to less-than-ideal temperatures, all to employ a more eco-friendly and frugal lifestyle.

E3 Greentech Enterprises is a company that believes the burden of good energy management should not fall on the average person. In a recent deployment of their stunning Home Energy Management System in 20 homes, E3 improved HVAC performance by 24%, reduced energy consumption at peak times by 23%, and reduced permanent energy consumption by 13%. These unprecedented statistics arrive at a time when contemporary HEMS are considered hugely successful if they reduce permanent consumption by 2-3%. Continue reading

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