GIPL held our second annual Green Team Summit on Sunday, January 27, 2019. We are grateful to The Temple for hosting us again this year! To celebrate the end of our 15th Anniversary year, John Anderson Lanier, Executive Director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation offered a keynote address during dinner. He offered the following inspiration, “An honest critique of the environmental movement: For far too long, the environmental movement has been about all of the terrible things happening in our world. They are terrible and they are happening. Why can’t we offer a vision of the good? I believe we need to do that more. What are the moral opportunities that come along with meeting the moral obligation that we have to be good stewards? What are the opportunities you have? How can we say, ‘I’m going to do that,’ to embrace the good?”
With over 150 attendees, this year was a huge success! Workshops were led Green Team Summit sponsor Cherry Street Energy, Partnership for Southern Equity, Southern Environmental Law Center, One More Generation, as well as staff members from GIPL, Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Resilience, The Temple, and Alabama IPL. Event sponsors include: Cherry Street Energy, Holy Trinity Parish – Episcopal Church, Renee Kastanakis, Pam Johnson, and Citizens Climate Lobby.