End of Summer BBQ
End of Summer BBQ

Southface (southface.org) will host A Conversation with the Atlanta BeltLine’s New CEO Paul Morris will be held Sept. 13, 7:30 to 9 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree St.

Canoe joins forces with SweetWater Brewing Company and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) for the fourth annual End of the Summer BBQ on Sept. 7, from noon to 3 p.m. Attendees will celebrate SweetWater’s eco-friendly Save Our Water Campaign with food, drinks and live music on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. Chef Carvel Grant Gould, of Canoe, will prepare a savory barbecue for guests, while SweetWater pours their signature local beers. 100 percent of the proceeds from the party benefit Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the Chattahoochee River, its lakes and tributaries for the people, fish and wildlife that depend upon them. Advance tickets are $30 per person at waterkeeperbrew.org.

Park Pride (parkpride.org) has named Michael Halicki as the nonprofit’s new executive director. With an 18-year career in communications, public policy and nonprofit management, Halicki is an experienced leader in Georgia’s nonprofit environmental community. Halicki will use his expertise to lead the Park Pride team to improve parks in Atlanta and DeKalb County.

The Clean Air Campaign is working with local schools across Georgia through its Clean Air Schools program (CleanAirCampaign.org/Schools). This year, to further spark school involvement, Clean Air Schools is introducing a new “star” system to recognize schools and students for their efforts toward improving air quality. The Clean Air Schools program educates students, parents, teachers and staff about the things they can do to improve air quality on school grounds and in the community, such as carpooling, riding the bus and not idling on campus. Last year, close to 300 schools participated in the program. The new Clean Air Schools “star” system seeks to recognize Clean Air Schools participation at all levels, celebrating the efforts all schools make toward educating their school communities about clean air, health and the environment. Schools will receive a ranking of one to four stars, based on their involvement in Clean Air Schools programs.

Urban Enterprises, a local promotions and staffing agency, will mark its 35th anniversary with the Urban Tree Party on Oct. 4 at noon. Working with Trees Atlanta and the Piedmont Park Conservancy, Urban has pledged to raise funds for the planting and maintenance of 35 trees in the new addition of Piedmont Park. Come out and help plant and join the party for drinks, snacks and music or make a donation at donatenow.networkforgood.org/urbantreeparty.