Eco-awareness is a way of life for Laura Turner Seydel. Years of earth-friendly living and community involvement have fueled her desire to “live green.” As a national environmental activist, speaker and eco-living expert, Laura’s mission is to educate families, youth and individuals alike about the opportunities and benefits of earth-friendly living.
Her many leadership responsibilities include: National eco-living speaker and green product advocate for Laura Turner Seydel, LLC, Chairman of the Captain Planet Foundation, which provides grants to groups conducting environmental projects with elementary, middle, and high school students, Co-founder of Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, an environmental advocacy group that works to raise public awareness of issues related to the Chattahoochee River and secure measurable improvements in its health, and Co-founder of Mothers & Others for Clean Air, an organization that raises awareness about the link between asthma and air pollution.
As an extension of her environmental dedication, Laura and her husband Rutherford built EcoManor, the first Gold Certified LEED Home (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) in the Southeast. EcoManor illustrates the opportunities and benefits of eco-friendly building and energy-efficient living through a mix of progressive new products, including solar energy, geothermal heating and cooling, rain water reclamation, and in-home gray water system. Serving as an educational tool, EcoManor has reached builders, architects, designers, landscapers, vendors, educators and homeowners to promote green living, conservation, and improved residential building practices.
Laura resides in Atlanta with her husband, Rutherford and their three children, John R, 15, Vasser, 13 and Laura Elizabeth, 11. For more information about Laura visit: www.lauraseydel.com