Mary voted to approve a measure on Monday aimed at powering the city entirely on renewable energy sources by 2035.
This will make Atlanta the 27th U.S. city and the first in Georgia to pledge a 100-percent renewable energy goal, according to the Sierra Club.
Ted Terry, director of the Sierra Club’s Georgia Chapter, celebrated the city’s leadership in confronting climate change.
“Just days after hundreds of thousands marched for climate action across the globe, city leaders here in Atlanta are answering the call,” Terry said in a statement. “Today’s commitment will inspire bold, ambitious leadership from cities throughout the United States and pave the way for a healthier and stronger Atlanta.”