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August 28, 2018

2018 Georgia Environmental Conference


Last week, the 13th annual Georgia Environmental Conference convened in Jekyll Island for three days of packed programming.

GEC kicked off with a keynote session on Wednesday with Georgia House Natural Resources committee Chair Lynn Smith and Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols. Chairwoman Smith gave an update on the various issues facing her committee under the Gold Dome, such as agricultural metering and the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act. Commissioner Echols spent his time discussing clean energy and electric vehicles.

Brownfield Panel

Some highlights from the panel sessions include:

  • Environmental Case Studies with Georgia’s Film Industry - discussions on the Brownfield redevelopments of Fort McPherson and Pullman Yards
  • Discussions on coastal flooding and Georgia’s impressive biodiversity in the Impacts of Climate Change in Georgia
  • Case studies of trail systems across Georgia and their economic impact with Georgia Department of Economic Development in Transportation in Sustainable Cities


Commissioner Echols discussing IoT and EVs
Presentation on Livable Cities and water management


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