May 9, 2019
Georgia World Congress Center Authority

Pattie & Tim @ the apiary

On May 9, 2019 Ei orchestrated sustainability tours of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) for Pattie Baker, alias “Sustainable Pattie.” The tours were research for Pattie’s recently announced Sustainability-in-Action bicycle tours in partnership with Bicycle Tours of Atlanta.

As the group walked the GWCCA campus, Director of Sustainability Tim Trefzer shared the GWCCA’s long-term sustainability commitment. In February 2009 the GWCCA hosted the acclaimed Zero Waste Zones press conference.Thanks to Tim’s diligent efforts, the GWCCA is the world’s largest LEED-certified conference center.

A primary GWCCA-tour focus was the three-hive bee apiary installed in August 2018 by Bee Downtown.

The RiA Magazine article, Sustainability in ACTION garners a new life, at the speed of bike, gives an overview of the GWCCA tour. An Ei Connects FB album section includes a pictorial recap of the Sustainability in Action Bicycle Tours.