DeKalb County Sanitation Division will host “Amnesty Day,” an opportunity for DeKalb County residents to dispose of items such as furniture and construction and demolition materials without charge. The free event will be held on Saturday, July 29, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the Seminole Road Landfill, 4203 Clevemont Road, Ellenwood, GA 30294.
The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) will host a Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Permitting Program Workshop on Thursday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Department of Watershed Management, 4572 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032.
DeKalb County and the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta partnered to create a stormwater patch. The new patch was created to help Girl Scouts learn about the important role citizens play in keeping county streams and rivers healthy and clean.
Green Building Adoption Index Shows More “Green” in Cities with Benchmarking Laws
After placing fifth last year, Atlanta has claimed the No. 3 spot on the fourth annual Green Building Adoption Index study by CBRE and Maastricht University. Fifty-five percent of Atlanta’s office space is green certified, and the market’s buildings performed especially well in Energy Star, with 24.4 percent of all buildings labeled, the second highest market total in the study, behind only Manhattan and nearly double the national average.
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and partners announced the winners of the Equator Prize 2017, recognizing 15 local and indigenous communities from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The winning organizations, which showcase innovative solutions for tackling poverty, environment, and climate challenges, will be honored at a celebratory gala in New York on September 17, 2017.
City of Decatur Public Facilities Authority awarded $11.5 million loan for land conservation project
Conservation project qualifies for interest rate reduction
The City of Decatur Public Facilities Authority was awarded an $11,452,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loan by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) executive committee.
The loan will finance the acquisition of 22.08 acres of land as part of the United Methodist Children’s Home land purchase of 77 total acres. This project will permanently protect the land for the purpose of conservation and public recreation.