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Mayor Kasim Reed Unveils 102 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

The City of Atlanta announced that Mayor Kasim Reed unveiled 102 new electric vehicle charging stations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Airport will have 300 charging stations by 2018

The City of Atlanta announced that Mayor Kasim Reed unveiled 102 new electric vehicle charging stations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The charging stations will accommodate travelers and airport employees who drive electric vehicles and park at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. During a press conference, Mayor Reed was joined by Georgia Power Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Bowers, Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols, Clean Cities – Georgia Executive Director Don Francis, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport General Manager Roosevelt Council, Jr. and Chief Resilience Officer Stephanie Stuckey Benfield. The measure is part of Mayor Reed’s agenda to ensure that Atlanta is one of the nation’s leading cities for sustainability.

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DeKalb County to Offer Free Christmas Tree Curbside Collection Service

 

DeKalb County Christmas Tree RecyclingThe DeKalb County Sanitation Division announces free Christmas tree curbside collection service for county residents Dec. 27, 2016 - Jan. 17, 2017.

 

 

Trees will be collected during regularly scheduled garbage, recycling and yard trimmings collection day. In order to participate, residents must remove all decorations from trees and place them curbside. Tree length must be 7 feet or less. Trees that cannot be trimmed to required size may be taken to the county-owned Seminole Road Landfill or collected by the Sanitation Division’s special collection unit (fees may apply).

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Southface Winter Solstice Honors Exceptional Volunteers and Member

Dennis Creech - Southface Winter Solstice

Last week at the annual Southface Winter Solstice Celebration, Southface staff, members, and friends celebrated a successful year and honored key contributors to the organization’s mission, including outgoing co-founder and executive director Dennis Creech. As an added bonus, Maria Vargas, Senior Program Advisor from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Director of the Better Buildings Challenge (BBC) was in attendance along with BBC leadership from Boston and Atlanta.

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Mayor Kasim Reed Appoints John R. Seydel III as New Director of Sustainability

Mayor Kasim Reed has announced that John R. Seydel III, has been appointed as the new Director of the Office of Sustainability.Mayor Kasim Reed has announced that John R. Seydel III, has been appointed as the new Director of the Office of Sustainability. Seydel is an environmental advocate and recently served as the CEO of the Revolution Nation, an organization which aims to connect millennials to their elected representatives. Seydel will lead the City of Atlanta’s sustainability efforts as former Director Stephanie Stuckey Benfield transitions into her new role as the City of Atlanta’s Chief Resilience Officer.

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PowerEnfo™ has been selected as one of the 20 Most Promising Energy Technology Solution Providers 2016 by CIOReview

“We are proud to announce PowerEnfo™ as one among the 20 Most Promising Energy Technology Solution Providers 2016,” said Jeevan George, Managing Editor of CIOReview. “PowerEnfo™ provides useful energy usage information in real time that can guide day-to-day management decisions without a significant investment of staff time.”

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