Laura Lee Bocade of DIRTT Environmental Services talks about the innovative Savannah manufacturer. They employ about 100 area residents in an unusual workplace. They make building interiors. And they are trying to change the construction industry.
Archaeologist David Hurst Thomas of the American Museum of Natural History talks about our history before the English arrived in 1733. He explores Native American and Spanish facts that define “pre-Georgia” history. This talk was given at the “Coastal Nature, Coastal Culture” symposium presented by the Ossabaw Island Foundation.
Environmental historian Mart Stewart of Western Washington University talks about islands, edges and the globe and how they relate to Georgia’s history. He says this place always has inspired dreamers. This was the keynote address at the “Coastal Nature, Coastal Culture” symposium presented by the Ossabaw Island Foundation.
Ramsey Khalidi of Southern Pine Co. talks about his “urban recycling” business. He’s the “everything is recyclable” and “build a community” historic preservationist in Savannah. He talks about the evolution of his business, his professional background, his many collaborations and the small business incubator that Southern Pine Co. has become.
Karen Jenkins of the Savannah Tree Foundation and Shem Kendrick of Coastal Arbor Care talk about tree maintenance from a homeowner’s perspective. They discuss the problems and solutions in neighborhoods where emergency trees threaten property and lives.
Helen Fields of Joseph Fields Farm talks about becoming organic, getting up early and the business of family farms. She sells vegetables at the Forsyth Park Farmer’s Market. She’s part of the Southeastern Organization of African-American Farmers.
Charter boat operator, watercolorist, turtle advocate and former architect Rene Heidt talks about her art, her eco-tourism business and how the two interact. She talks about fossil hunting and the importance of saving protected places like Little Tybee Island.
Army wildlife biologist Larry Carlile talks about Ft. Stewart’s role as a key refuge for plants and animals in Southeast Georgia. He explains how wetlands are managed to flow more naturally and how forests are managed to boost endangered bird populations. The public can enjoy this bounty with some restrictions.
Megan Derosiers of One Hundred Miles talks about her relatively new Brunswick-based coastal environmental organization. She explains her group’s approach to influencing policy makers, some of the top coastal issues and how One Hundred Miles will fit into the field of more established coastal conservation groups.
Savannah writer Jane Fishman talks about Ossabaw Island matriarch Eleanor “Sandy” Torrey West. Fishman wrote a book about West, “The Woman Who Saved an Island.” West’s generosity kept a 40-square-mile barrier island on Georgia’s coast from being developed.