Rhett Turner and Jonathan Wickham’s new documentary for Georgia Public Broadcasting, Water War to Water Vision, is set to air in mid-October. Special screenings of the documentary will be shown in the Ecofocus Film Fest in Athens on Oct. 2 and at GPB in Atlanta on Oct. 6. The documentary is narrated by the Emmy Award-winning Peter Coyote and examines the 20-year water struggle between Georgia, Florida and Alabama. The film documents the three states’ reliance on the Chattahoochee River to maintain sustainable conditions resulting in a fierce struggle that landed in the hands of the Federal District Court. For additional information on Water War to Water Vision visit www.waterwar.org.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Watersense Program brought its We’re for Water road trip to the Georgia Aquarium to help Georgians learn simple ways to conserve water around the home. The EPA created “We’re for Water” as a national campaign to educate consumers about water-saving behaviors and WaterSense labeled products. To make simple changes at home to save water and energy, visit epa.gov/watersense to take the “I’m for Water” pledge.
The Lovett Portman Family Middle School has achieved LEED-Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for sustainable building design. A green roof serves as an outdoor classroom, bamboo flooring, recycled carpet, rainwater harvesting and daylight sensors are just some of the features that helped the school receive certification.