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.
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.”
Caraustar Consumer Packaging Wins Big at the 73rd Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) Awards Competition
Three members of Caraustar Consumer Packaging's Structural Design Team recently received awards at the Paperboard Packaging Council's 2016 Awards competition. The highly regarded competition recognizes advancements in paperboard packaging design.
Mayor Kasim Reed Accepts Climate Leadership Role with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy
As board member, Mayor Reed will continue to make major strides in the fight against climate change and galvanize equally ambitious city action around the world
Mayor Kasim Reed today announced he will join the board of the city-led Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy – a soon-to-be-launched coalition of more than 7,100 cities committed to climate change – working to advance climate action both in the City of Atlanta and around the globe. In this role, Mayor Reed will work to galvanize city climate strategy across the United States, set the direction of the coalition and work to elevate the voice and role of cites on the global stage. Mayor Reed’s role on the board of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy is a strong acknowledgement of the work being done in Atlanta. “I’m proud to be joining the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy as a member of the board during this critical time for city-based climate action. Atlanta has made strong contributions towards building a low-carbon future, working to set carbon reduction targets and implementing changes that are necessary forces to propel the world towards reaching the goals outlined in the Paris Agreement,” said Mayor Reed. “We know that cities are stronger when we work together, and our collaboration through the Global Covenant of Mayors can demonstrate our impact and give us an even greater platform from which to advocate for greater support from our national and local governments.”
Program donates $20,000 to environmental nonprofits in Metro Atlanta
Cotten Taylor believes that park maintenance and improvement is everyone’s duty versus just a few individuals. She brought this belief to life by securing funding to make improvements at Chapel Hill Park that include a fitness stations, playground fishing pier and signage. In addition to being the park’s lead fundraiser, she facilitates volunteer cleanups and works with the Parks Department on security issues. Cotten Taylor’s nonprofit of choice, Park Pride, will receive $10,000 on her behalf.
"Tonight, voters approved two historic proposals to authorize the City of Atlanta and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) to modernize, expand and enhance our city’s transportation system. Over the next five years, the City of Atlanta will build miles of Complete Streets projects, designing our streets so that they work for everyone – pedestrians, bikers and motorists. We will synchronize traffic signals, invest in sidewalks and pedestrian infrastructure, and build new bike paths. We will purchase the remaining land we need to complete the Atlanta BeltLine, putting us in a strong position to compete for federal dollars and accelerate transit construction along the 22-mile pathway.