Come out to support the Atlanta ToolBank, the non-profit that supplies tools to other non-profits to help accomplish their missions

Support the Atlanta ToolBank on August 31, 2010 for a fundraiser / mixer for this stellar non-profit! Live music, food, and drinks!

Heard of Heifer International? Find out how this organization promotes sustainable living across the globe – and how you can get involved in Atlanta

Learn about Heifer International and how to get involved right here in Atlanta helping families around the world become self-sustaining.

Cabbagetown Artists’ Tribe looking for volunteer support for Art on the BeltLine project!

Cabbagetown Artists’ Tribe is looking for volunteer support for their Art on the BeltLine work, “The Pardoned Eden” garden, on the BeltLine corridor just north of the intersection of Memorial and Glenwood. Come out May 29 and 30 to help!

Embrace trees in the city with Trees Atlanta’s 2010 “City in the Arboretum Conference”

Embrace trees in the city with Trees Atlanta’s 2010 “City in the Arboretum Conference” on May 22nd, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Learn how to help preserve our urban forest and advocate for trees around Atlanta!

Atlanta’s temporary public art project, Art on the BeltLine, needs your help with clean ups this weekend!

Art on the BeltLine needs your help on May 1st and 2nd in clearing and preparing artists’ installation sites on trails on the east and west sides of Atlanta! In addition to clearing artists’ specific sites, we will also pick up general trash as we prepare to launch temporary public art projects in June and to introduce people to newly opened sections of the BeltLine.

You’re invited to the 2010 Volunteer Kick-Off for the Atlanta BeltLine!!

Interested in volunteering with the Atlanta BeltLine? Come on out for our 2010 Volunteer Kick-Off on March 18, 2010 at Park Tavern on Piedmont Park and learn about the variety of ways to get involved, including volunteering with local festivals and Art on the BeltLine!

Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve volunteer work days in Medlock Park, Decatur!

Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve is having its monthly Volunteer Work Day this Sunday, March 7th, 2010 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Clyde Shepherd in Medlock Park, Decatur, is a lovely, hidden nature preserve with trails, a bamboo forest, learning centers, wetlands, bird-watching outposts, and more, and stays beautiful with the help of volunteer support!

Join your neighbors for the monthly Virginia Highland Trash Walk and Pick-Up!

The monthly Virginia Highland Trash Walk will be this Saturday, March 6th, 2010! Meet at Intown Hardware on North Highland for the walk-and-talk volunteer clean-up in the neighborhood.

Atlanta BeltLine walk on the west side this weekend, February 27th!

This weekend’s BeltLine walk on February 27th, 2010 will be awesome – and you should be there! Whether you are an artist answering the call for artists’ submission for Art on the BeltLine, or a volunteer interested in bringing the BeltLine to life, or you’re just curious to see what all this fuss about transit and trails is all about, you should come out! Meet at noon at Washington Park’s tennis center.

BeltLine Art: come put your signature on the BeltLine with hand-painted signs!

Last summer, dozens of Atlantans came out for the Signing of the BeltLine – a grassroots project that involved 108 plywood boards, hand-painted and hung two-to-a-crossing along the entirety of the Atlanta BeltLine. Did you wonder what those signs were? Did you wish you’d been able to participate? Well, it’s happening again! Whether or not you’ve wielded a paint brush before, your help is needed! Especially since the goal is to double the number of signs to 216 to place four at each of the BeltLine’s 54 crossings!

Calling all artists for the Atlanta BeltLine’s first temporary public art event: Art on the BeltLine

The Atlanta BeltLine is inviting Atlanta artists and residents to rediscover our historic rail corridors as they are transformed into the future of Atlanta’s transit! Coming this June 2010, the BeltLine will launch a massive public art event taking place along the eight miles of open hiking trail. “Art on the BeltLine: Atlanta’s New Public Place” will showcase visual arts, performing arts, and historic site interpretation to direct the public’s attention to this amazing resource that encircles downtown Atlanta, thus increasing the level of awareness and fostering a sense of ownership to ensure that the BeltLine becomes a truly public amenity.

Artichoke Bliss: an underground urban gardening experiment in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward

Atlanta community garden Artichoke Bliss is putting down roots in this vacant lot near the corner of Edgewood and Boulevard Avenues. Thanks to Angel Poventud, Eli Dickerson, and Atlanta volunteers, the vibrant Old Fourth Ward is becoming a little greener!

Growing Edgewood’s urban forest with over 50 native trees planted by Trees Atlanta

Tree planting of native Georgia trees in Edgewood increases Atlanta’s urban tree canopy and improves our air quality. If you’re interested in volunteering with Trees Atlanta, please visit for more info!

Have you volunteered with the BeltLine this year? We want your feedback! And we’ll feed you, too.

Are you one of the many people who volunteered with the Atlanta BeltLine at local festivals over the past two years? Next week, the BeltLine is hosting an end-of-year event for all of our volunteers to meet each other as well as the BeltLine staff and to ask everyone how we can improve your volunteer experience.

Race recycling at the 2009 Silver Comet Half-Marathon a great success, even if it was a bit wet!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to make race recycling at the Silver Comet Half-Marathon a success! B Green Services and our team of volunteers did a fantastic job recycling paper cups and plastic water bottles and ended up keeping mounds of trash out of a landfill!

Making strides on race recycling with B Green Recycling at the Silver Comet Half-Marathon!

This year, the Silver Comet Half-Marathon is going to be eco-friendly with race recycling provided by B Green Services! The Atlanta recycling company will have recycling bins strategically placed near each of the water stops along the course and will have one of our volunteers work with the water stop volunteers to ensure all recyclables go into the bin and anything else goes into the trash (although most everything out there will be recycleable).

Beautify Burnt Fork Creek in Decatur with the 2009 Rivers Alive and Hands on Atlanta clean-up day!

This Saturday, October 3, 2009, join your Decatur and Atlanta neighbors for a clean up in beautiful Mason Mill Park near Medlock Park and Emory! 2009 Rivers Alive and Hands on Atlanta are hosting a creek clean-up of Burnt Fork Creek and South Fork of Peachtree Creek, which intersect in the park.

Review of the Doug Kessler 10K race in Sandy Springs: great race, but no recycling!!

I’m tired of seeing Atlanta road races not recycle (like the Doug Kessler 5K and 10K this past weekend). Now, race recycling is coming to metro Atlanta – we’re going to start working with B Green Services to provide race recycling services around the city. Emil Bekyarov heads B Green Services, which currently provides complete recycling solutions to hotels and restaurants around Atlanta, and we’re going to work together to institute race recycling at the Silver Comet Half-Marathon in conjunction with Dana Greene of Get Fit Atlanta!

Morningside Lenox Park Neighborhood Trash Walk this weekend!

Call for volunteers for the Morningside Lenox Park Neighborhood Trash Walk this Saturday! This monthly cleanup walk takes place around the Atlanta intown neighborhoods of Morningside and Virginia Highland and will be on Saturday morning, August 1st.

Upcoming volunteer opportunites at Atlanta festivals with the Atlanta BeltLine!!

Come join us as we keep the momentum going behind the Atlanta BeltLine, one of Atlanta’s most ambitious transportation and greenspace projects! Here are upcoming volunteer opportunities at local Atlanta festivals!