Sustainability

Sustainability 2017-08-21T23:20:35+00:00

Project Description

Sustaining the Future

Mary Norwood supports…

  • The Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge – voluntary program with participating commercial property owners committing to saving 20% on energy and water use by 2020.

  • A Solar Atlanta program using existing state legislation and federal tax credits to purchase and install solar panels on 28 municipal buildings including recreation centers, fire stations and a police station.

  • The City of Atlanta Office of Sustainability’s task force to research and investigate safety considerations and policies for future Controlled Environment Agriculture to encourage the production of more local fruits and vegetables.

  • The city’s goal to bring local, healthy food within a half-mile of 75% of all Atlanta residents by the year 2020.

  • The $2.5 billion sales tax referendum for MARTA, Belt Line, bus and rail expansion.

  • The $300 million T-SPLOST for upgrades to our transportation infrastructure – sidewalks, bike lanes, roads, bridges improving the safety and quality of our infrastructure, and enhancing mobility, connectivity, accessibility, and sustainability of Atlanta.

  • The City of Atlanta approved a Post-Development Stormwater Management Ordinance to promote the use of Green Infrastructure on new and redevelopment projects in the City.

  • The Post-Development Stormwater Management Ordinance to promote the use of Green Infrastructure on new and redevelopment projects in the City.

  • Green infrastructure using natural hydrologic features to manage water and provide environmental and community benefits: rainwater harvesting cisterns and rain barrels, permeable pavers, bioswales and rain gardens.

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