Entries by Sydney Hulebak

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Statement on Racial Equity

The Georgia Social Impact Collaborative’s Steering Committee is committed to addressing racism and racial inequities internally and in our work in the community to accelerate the social impact ecosystem across Georgia. We must do and be better. We commit to listening, learning, and reflecting individually and as a group, by taking counsel with our partners […]

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Green Revolving Fund: A Shared Tool for College Improvement

How can a campus achieve aggressive reductions in energy use, and reduce its carbon footprint, through efficiency upgrades? Agnes Scott College initiated the college’s Green Revolving Fund (GRF) in 2011 as a practical solution to this common challenge shared by colleges and universities that have committed to a goal of climate neutrality. By 2015 Agnes […]

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During the Pandemic, PadSplit Keeps Atlanta’s Service Workers Housed

In 2017, PadSplit launched as an innovative new model providing affordable housing for workers who have been unable to keep pace with the city’s rising rents, which according to RentCafe have increased by 65 percent in the last decade. In the three years of its existence, PadSplit has now housed more than 1,000 individuals, called […]

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ServeScape: Connecting People with Place through Plants

Entrepreneur Name: Mario Cambardella Venture Name: ServeScape Impact Focus Area(s):  Landscape and Environment Business Stage:  Startup Year Venture Established: 2020 Business Type: Private – Landscape Consulting  There is a disconnect between people and the natural environment. We get in our cars, park in our garages, work in our offices, and repeat. Yet even in our […]

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Bridging the Food Access Gap During a Pandemic

Goodr has joined forces with Atlanta Public Schools to provide emergency food to APS students at five meal distribution sites during closure. Students will be able to access prepared meals from 10am-12pm Monday – Friday. This includes: Douglas High, Cleveland Avenue Elementary, Bunch Middle, Sylvan Middle and Phoenix Academy at Crim. Goodr is also working […]

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United Way of Greater Atlanta and Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta announce the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund

This post originally appeared on The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta’s blog on March 17, 2020.   March 25, 2020 ATLANTA – With children out of school, businesses temporarily closing, performances shuttered and workers being laid off, there has never been a time where community support and financial resources have been more badly needed. United Way […]

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Local Colleges and Universities Commit to Carbon Neutrality

By: Sydney Hulebak, WoodLeaf Partners February 28, 2020   From February 23rd to 25th, the Intentional Endowments Network (IEN) hosted its annual Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit in partnership with Second Nature in Atlanta.  IEN is a peer learning network of colleges, universities, and other mission-driven institutional investors working together to achieve their risk and […]