Green Initiatives

Latest Green Initiatives

2015-2016 GRI Report Cover

2015 – 2016 GRI Report on Sustainability Metrics for City of Atlanta March 22, 2017

We enlisted the GRI reporting method as a tool to report on progress in the Power to Change sustainability initiative for the near, mid and long-term future. As you turn the pages, you will see community-wide action by all stakeholder groups. The GRI is helping us to measure impact while also helping us tell Atlanta’s story in a unique and innovative way.

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Express Permitting for Solar Roof Installation Now Available October 24, 2016

The installation of solar photovoltaic on a roof of a structure can be simple to complex. There are several items needed when submitting for a solar photovoltaic roof permit to determine that …

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Other Green Initiatives

Taking Charge: How Atlanta leads with electric vehicles September 8, 2016

By Stephanie Stuckey Benfield Drive. Charge. Repeat. That’s the commuting routine for many metropolitan Atlanta drivers of electric vehicles. In fact, FleetCarma, an EV fleet management and analytics company, recently named our city …

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Electric Vehicles July 2, 2014

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¢ …

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Recycling July 2, 2014

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 …

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Farmers’ Markets July 11, 2013

As the local food scene in Atlanta continues to grow and expand, Farmers’ Markets have begun popping up across the City. Farmers’ Markets are temporary markets that bring local, healthy, and frequently …

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The Clean Air Campaign – Clean Air Schools March 13, 2013

About Clean Air Schools Since 2004, The Clean Air Campaign has helped over 300 schools in Georgia create safer and healthier campuses and develop engaged learners. Their free, streamlined programs offer pre-kindergarten, …

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Municipal – Landfill Gas Assessments March 13, 2013

LANDFILL GAS ASSESSMENTS In 2010, ARRA funding was allocated for the purpose of conducting engineering assessments of the MSW landfills to determine what improvements could be made to increase methane output and …

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APS – Farm to School March 11, 2013

About Atlanta’s Farm to School Program Our Mission is to promote the benefits of local, fresh food in our children’s diets and curriculum and to advocate for Atlanta Public Schools policies and …

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viaCycle Bike Share Program March 11, 2013

About viaCycle Bike Share The City of Atlanta, Georgia Institute of Technology and viaCycle launched the first major bike sharing program in the Southeast in November of 2011. Originally designed by mechanical …

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Community Recycling Center March 11, 2013

About these Community Recycling Centers BUCKHEAD 1st Saturday each month 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church 2715 Peachtree Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30305 (Corner of East Wesley and …

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Atlanta Interfaith Building Audits March 9, 2013

About Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (GIPL) In 2003, Rev. Woody Bartlett and Carol Bartlett began Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (GIPL). Today, GIPL is a growing organization with over 500 partner …

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