The trustees of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation (the Foundation) have announced that the Foundation’s investment portfolio is now fossil fuel free and divested of investments in oil, coal and gas companies. The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is a private family foundation that honors and shares the values that Ray C. Anderson (1934-2011), Founder and Chairman of Interface Inc., set forth when he put his company on a path to sustainability in 1994. The Foundation’s assets total approximately $50 million.
Biomimicry has been called “an antidote to despair” because of its simple premise - that the sustainability issues we are wrestling with can be addressed if we study how living organisms have adapted to survive and thrive over the long haul. With the effects of global warming evident all around us, creating radically sustainable products, services, or systems that help communities become more resilient to climate change has never been more crucial.
On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) recognized eight environmental award recipients.
Each of the honorees were recognized because of their efforts to advocate and exemplify environmentally-sound practices in Fulton County. Their efforts aligns with the County’s Strategic Priority Areas set forth by the BOC under the 2016-2019 Strategic Plan areas of All People are Healthy, All People have Economic Opportunities, and All People are Safe; and supports Fulton County’s goal to be first in Impact, Service, and Efficiency by engaging people.
The City of Atlanta announced that Mayor Kasim Reed and 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) officially unveiled the city’s Resilience Strategy. The unveiling came after a year’s worth of collecting input from more than 7,000 residents from 40 public events, 25 Neighborhood Planning Unit meetings and with the help of a 100-member advisory group comprised of the business, faith-based, nonprofit, academic and civic engagement communities.
Safer, Stronger Neighborhoods for All Atlanta - What Other Candidates Pledge to do, Hall has Already Done
Mayoral candidate Kwanza Hall unveiled a robust “Legacy Neighborhood Revitalization Program” drawn from many of the successful programs he solidified as a member of the Atlanta City Council for the Old Fourth Ward. But while many mayoral candidates such as Keisha Lance Bottoms have announced similar programs that appear nearly identical to Hall’s past accomplishments, his new Legacy program is unprecedented in its breadth and depth.
Ribbon-cutting will mark the opening of one-mile addition to the southern end of the Eastside Trail
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership will host a “Marking A Mile” ceremony to celebrate the completion of the first phase of the Eastside Trail’s southern extension. The addition runs for one mile from the previous terminus at Irwin Street south to the new terminus at Kirkwood Avenue. This segment signifies a joining of the Atlanta BeltLine loop between two disconnected railroads. It is a critical piece to realizing the vision of a full Atlanta BeltLine loop.