Innovative Green Infrastructure Policies to Reduce Stormwater Pollution Move Forward, Under Mayor Kasim Reed’s Leadership
The Atlanta City Council unanimously adopted the amended Post-Development Stormwater Management Ordinance, groundbreaking legislation drafted by the Department of Watershed Management that became effective Wednesday, February 13, 2013. The ordinance promotes the use of green infrastructure practices in new and redevelopment projects in the City. The Post-Development Stormwater Ordinance is a requirement by a regional planning agency. However, the City went a step further to protect the property of its residents and businesses and reduce impacts to natural streams.
The DeKalb County Sanitation Division, in conjunction with Keep DeKalb Beautiful and Atlanta Recycling Solutions, has reached a milestone in its ongoing green initiatives. To date, the county has prevented more than one million pounds of recyclable electronic scrap from entering the landfill.
The NCAA and Atlanta Local Organizing Committee kick off sustainable efforts with an e-waste recycling drive on Saturday, March 9
The NCAA and the Atlanta Local Organizing Committee (ALOC) for the 2013 Men’s Final Four are working together to make this year’s tournament the “greenest” yet by decreasing the event’s environmental impact. The ALOC is coordinating several projects to promote sustainability, but will kick-off its efforts with an e-waste recycling drive on Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Silver Lot at the Georgia Dome.
DeKalb Commissioners Kathie Gannon and Jeff Rader are pleased to announce that DeKalb County has been awarded a Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) planning grant by the Atlanta Regional Commission for the area surrounding Suburban Plaza. The planning study will bring together citizens, businesses and property owners to reach a consensus on future development and public improvements in the area. The study area includes portions of Scott Boulevard and North Decatur Roads from Medlock Road to DeKalb Industrial Way, as well as Church Street.
The first annual Water Drop Dash 5K race will kick off national WaterSense Fix a Leak Week Saturday, March 16 at Chattahoochee Nature Center. The Home Depot is the presenting sponsor. This race, organized by the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District and local water utilities, follows a fast and flat course along the banks of the beautiful Chattahoochee River.