Top 30 Cities for Green Building Adoption, Commercial Office Market Charlotte O’Malley CBRE’s inaugural Green Building Adoption Index benchmarks how the 30 largest commercial office markets in the U.S. rank for adoption of “green” space. Read the in-depth report to see the full breakdown of metrics included in the ranking, including the percentage of sq. […]
The City of Atlanta’s provision of workplace charging builds upon a larger strategy to improve transportation in the region and provide sustainable transportation options. The first component focuses on increasing the adoption of alternative transportation methods including walking, biking, public transportation, car-sharing, and alternative workplace strategies such as teleworking. The second component focuses on promoting […]
Mayor Kasim Reed joins the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and other stakeholders on May 24,2014 to ride from City Hall (Downtown) to Piedmont Park (Midtown).
Did you know? Atlanta has a wealth of incentives for EV owners Georgia Power offers three whole-house rate options for customers with plug-in electric vehicles. These rate options include: On-Peak….….………….….19.2948¢ per kWh Off-Peak…………………….5.8295¢ per kWh Super Off-Peak…………….1.2500¢ per kWh More here: http://www.georgiapower.com/electricvehicles/ The State of Georgia offers attractive incentives as well $5,000 tax credit for the purchase […]
2013 – A Year of Great Progress We Are Almost Half Way Towards Our 2020 Goals Supporting Mayor Kasim Reed’s vision to make Atlanta one of the top-tier sustainable cities in the nation, the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (Atlanta BBC) provides the City’s commercial building professionals avenues to invest in their own and their community’s future while […]
CURBSIDE RECYCLING Recycling collection is the same day as garbage collection. Please use a City-issued recycling bin or a larger bin clearly labeled “RECYCLING”. Paper: All paper products (except boxes/paper with food contamination) – Shredded paper in a clear plastic bag – NO paper towels or tissues Glass -All bottles and jars (rinse, remove the […]
Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong and Director of Sustainability, Denise Quarles, joined stakeholders at Hannah Solar for the release of a report that provides a first of its kind comparative look at the growth of solar power in major American cities.
Employees of the City of Atlanta and students from KIPP Ways Academy descended on Little Five Points to “BE AMAZING” this past Earth Day.
About this policy An Ordinance to introduce a revised scrap tire procedures and requirements ordinance to be inserted into the City Code at Chapter 130 (Solid Waste Management), at Article II and titled Scrap Tire Enforcement beginning at currently Reserved Code Sections 13028 through 13036 http://citycouncil.atlantaga.gov/2012/images/adopted/1203/12O0357.pdf Atlanta City Councilmembers Joyce M. Sheperd and Felicia Moore […]
Community gardening has a strong and growing presence in Atlanta – including gardens in city parks! Park Pride has administered the community gardening program since 2007, when the City of Atlanta passed legislation allowing gardens in city parks. Community gardens bring positive activity to the parks. They provide a forum for neighbors to join together […]
Being a top-tier sustainable city means defining, measuring and mobilizing action against defined impact areas. In short, you have to take a complex issue and make it comprehensible, cohesive, and collaborative with the many stakeholders in Atlanta that are passionate advocates for positive change.
Location: City of Atlanta Divisions: EXECUTIVE OFFICES 25A General Description We are looking for an outstanding individual to join the Office of Sustainability and support the design and implementation of ambitious plans that will significantly improve the energy efficiency of Atlanta’s buildings, reducing community energy costs and carbon pollution, creating local demand for skilled workers, and […]
Recycling at Work is a voluntary national effort to increase recycling in the workplace. Please join the other businesses and organizations around the country that stepped up and took the pledge to increase workplace recycling. Recycling at Work offers you a 10-step action plan, discounts on recycling bins and other valuable tools to start and […]
The ALFI Fruit Tree Sale is an annual event that brings fruit trees, berry bushes and vines to the metro-Atlanta community and raises funds to support the work of ALFI. Please stay tuned for information about the 2015 ALFI Fruit Tree Sale.
About this Policy An Ordinance to require new conveyor car washes to recycle water; to comply with the requirements of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District’s 2009 Water Supply and Water Conservation Management Plan; to conserve water resources Key Points Water is not only a valuable resource, but a vital resource as well. Conserving […]
About this Policy A Resolution requesting the Mayor or her designee to seek funding sources to allow the City to subsidize the purchase of household systems that will allow for the capture and use of rainwater; and for other purposes. Key Points The City of Atlanta and the State of Georgia have experienced several droughts […]