Atlanta builder, Redwood Home Builders, is pleased to announce their selection to join the Pinewood Forrest Builders Guild. Effective immediately, Redwood Home Builders will build state-of-the art, sustainable homes in Fayetteville's new mixed-use community Pinewood Forrest, which is located next to Pinewood Studios Atlanta.
Solarize Decatur-DeKalb Reaches Residential Solar Milestone
Mayor Patti Garrett of Decatur, Georgia proclaimed that Third Avenue will be named Solar Avenue in honor of Earth Day. Third Avenue had ten neighbors purchase solar through the Solarize Decatur-DeKalb program. With one extra neighbor purchasing solar earlier, that means the highest concentration of homes with solar in Decatur is on Third Avenue.
The MacArthur Foundation awards Atlanta equity non-profit funds to “encourage public discourse and support leadership on climate solutions” as a part of a $19 million national effort
The Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE) was recently awarded its largest single grant in its history – $1 million from the MacArthur Foundation to support its equity work throughout Georgia, to empower vulnerable populations and communities of color most affected by climate change. PSE is the only organization with this focus to receive this level of investment from the Foundation.
Mayor Kasim Reed announced that the City of Atlanta’s bicycle share program, Relay, has expanded from 100 bikes at 22 stations to 500 bikes at 65 locations throughout the city. The announcement was made during a community event at Piedmont Park, and was followed by a bike ride with Mayor Reed, city officials, business leaders and community members. During the event, Mayor Reed was joined by Department of Planning and Community Development Commissioner Tim Keane, Chief Bicycle Officer Becky Katz, CycleHop Chief Executive Officer Josh Squire, Georgia’s Own Credit Union President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Preter and Principal Experience Officer Adam Marlowe, and Relay Bike Share Champion and Adair Park resident, Ambar Johnson. Frank Ski of V-103 served as the emcee for the event. “I am proud to announce the expansion of the bike share program today, and to offer this convenient and affordable transportation option throughout the city,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “My Administration made a commitment to be a top U.S. bicycle city, and today we are being recognized as such. More than 3,000 people have taken 8,000 trips on Relay bicycles since the program launched. Now more than ever, residents and visitors are navigating our wonderful city on bicycles, on foot and using public transit.”
Atlanta Becomes the Largest City in the Southeast with 100% goal
The Atlanta City Council passed a resolution that commits the city to generating 100 percent of the electricity consumed in the City through renewable energy resources and associated technologies by 2035. The City’s own facilities would need to be powered by 100 percent clean energy by 2025. Atlanta is now the largest city in the southeast with a 100% clean electricity goal, St. Petersburg, FL is the only other city in the southeast with a similar goal. The resolution passed unanimously.
Friends of English Avenue Partners with Captain Planet Foundation to Rally Hundreds of Volunteers for Earth Day Clean-Up in English Avenue
Friends of English Avenue (FEA) and the Captain Planet Foundation joined forces to organize what was one of the biggest clean-up efforts in Atlanta history on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 in conjunction with Earth Day.
Close to 1,000 volunteers gathered over the two-day event, which included service projects, such as street clean-ups and beautification, as well as a 5K and 1K Kids Fun Run through the English Avenue community.