Midtown: Growing Green
In 2012, Midtown Alliance completed a sustainability action plan called Greenprint Midtown that established a vision and framework for meeting market demands in favor of cities and districts that are vibrant, walkable, transit. Through extensive community input and technical analysis, the Greenprint outlined a series of recommended programs and initiatives in the areas of energy, transportation, open space, water, and waste. Successful implementation of this plan requires the participation of every sector of the community – residents, businesses, property owners, and employees. The collective efforts of the community around sustainability are being captured as part of the Midtown EcoDistrict.
Links We Love
How Much Water Do You Use? - Atlanta Regional Commission
Southface.org – Building know-how for a sustainable future
Georgia Commute Options - Free services to help improve how you get to and from work
SoutheastGreen.com - Green and sustainable business news source in the Southeastern U.S.
Georgia Recycling Coalition - local recycling and sustainability information
SustainableAtlanta.org - Catalyst for a green and inclusive economy in Metro Atlanta
Take a look at our list of resources for taking action at your home or worksite.
Opportunities abound for businesses and properties to learn more about sustainability. Below are a few upcoming events.
Greenshortz: Harvesting Rain
A Midtown Atlanta restaurant, Lure, is taking a unique approach to managing the rain water that falls on its roof. It is capturing the water and harvesting it to flush toilets. To do this, it is using a device called the Original Rainwater Pillow.