What Exactly Is An EarthCraft House?

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“I’m asked this question almost daily, and I’m always happy to report that an EarthCraft House is not, in fact, an adobe hut. First, the technical definition- straight from the organization itself: EarthCraft House is a green building program that serves as a blueprint for healthy comfortable homes that reduce utility bills and protect the environment. The aim of the …

Share The Love!

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“Next Thursday evening, March 26, Sanctuary Real Estate invites you to come Share The Love! Here are a few good reasons why you should come join us: 1. The event benefits some great causes: Project Open Hand, Atlanta Day Shelter, Atlanta Pet Rescue, and Athena’s Warehouse. 2. The Susi French Connection is rocking the house. Whether your thing is doing …

The Old Gray Lady Loves Serenbe

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Atlanta has always been treated like Octomom by the national media: they love writing about our Fair City By The Perimeter, but what they write isn’t always so flattering. They sneer at our world-renowned sprawl, they snicker about our Real Housewives, and they snidely put down our relentless pursuit of building the perfect mall. Not last week. Just wanted to …

Opportunities and Challenges

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In early 2001, I was working on an event for Publisher’s Weekly. The theme of the conference was “Opportunities and Challenges”, and the program was created to address the fear within the book publishing industry over new technologies and shifting preferences in media consumption. At the time- and one could argue still- the publishing industry wasn’t sure how to deal …

Energy Efficient HDTV’s On Their Way

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That pretty, flat-screen, HDTV changed everything. It was like you were watching television in a different dimension. Suddenly, you could actually read Shaq’s tattoos. It made you happy, and life was that much better. What you didn’t know- and what you still might not know- is that even after you turned your glorious television off, it was still draining power. …

Free Mulch and Compost For Dekalb County Residents

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Yep, that’s right. Free. All the mulch and compost you can handle for zero dinero. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your yard or play a mulch-related practical joke on a friend, take advantage of this awesome program. You must live in Dekalb County to participate. Click here for more info.

Good News For Atlanta Public Schools

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“Bashing public education is as American a pastime as apple pie and The Jerry Lewis Telethon. It’s a constant target- whether on the campaign trail, in an investigative report, or just as a topic of conversation between neighbors. Everyone has an opinion on how the problem can be fixed, or who’s to be blamed for the problem to begin with. …

Home Energy Audits

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I’m almost there, thisclose to becoming an EcoBroker certified real estate agent. My certification gives me not only great knowledge and expertise, but plenty of great resources to blog about.   You don’t have to be a hippy to get excited about green building and energy/resource efficient homes. You do, however, have to be a hippy to look like this …

Eli Zandman, ToNeTo Atlanta

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Eli Zandman is the vision behind ToNeTo Atlanta, a blog that’s dedicated to bringing the latest and greatest (and sometimes not so greatest) news from the retail, restaurant and real estate worlds. Their no-nonsense approach is punctuated by their penchant for not pulling any punches- which makes Eli a perfect person to pontificate his perspective on the questions that I …

East Lake Rising

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“What a day in East Lake. The neighborhood known best to most of the world as the home of The Tour Championship at East Lake and the legendary Bobby Jones is so much more. The Sanctuary team was fortunate enough to be hosted by one of the pioneers of modern day East Lake, Charlie Harrison. Harrison- a golfing legend in …