Vote YES for the Atlanta BeltLine + transit, transportation, and PROGRESS for our region on July 31!

Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail rendering - 10th and Monroe

Wow – I didn’t realize it’s been so long since I last wrote for Our Green Atlanta! Spending the past year planning the most eco-friendly wedding possible accounts for much of the time, as does trying to land my dream job. Luckily, both worked out perfectly! After five years of volunteering for the Atlanta BeltLine … Continue reading

Art on the BeltLine call for artists’ submissions for 2011!

Art on the BeltLine 2010: Atlanta's New Public Place

The Atlanta BeltLine has put out their call for Art on the BeltLine 2011! Are you an artist who would like to be a part of Atlanta’s biggest temporary art project?
Get submission details here →

Support Art on the BeltLine by shopping Anthropologie’s new westside store!

In celebration of the grand opening of a new store on Atlanta’s westside, Anthropologie will be donating 10% of the evening’s sales directly to Art on the BeltLine!

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!

Shop Whole Foods on Ponce on May 26th for 5% of your purchase to go towards Art on the BeltLine!

Come pick up groceries, dinner, or a delicious treat at the Whole Foods Market on Ponce de Leon and support the Atlanta BeltLine and Art on the BeltLine with 5% day on May 26, 2010!

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.

Park Pride presents a Community Garden Tour around Atlanta as part of the Parks and Greenspace Conference

Every year, Atlanta’s Park Pride hosts its Parks and Greenspace Conference with speakers and continuing education covering a wide range of topics related to best practices for our parks. Now in its ninth year, the Parks and Greenspace Conference is offering a full-day of courses on March 22nd, 2010 as well as two tours the weekend prior to the conference – the Green Infrastructure Tour and the Community Garden Tour!

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!

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.

Another BeltLine walk, this time to begin planning for the huge BeltLine public arts project and exihibition debuting along 8 miles of trail this summer and fall!

On our Atlanta BeltLine walk this morning, we saw the railroad cross tied pulled up in preparation for the mulch hiking trail coming this spring. We also worked on planning for the first BeltLine public arts project, which will range from sculpture to performance art to horticulture, coming this summer to 8 miles of open trail!

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!

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.

Say goodbye to the old railroad tracks behind Rathbun’s Steak along the Atlanta BeltLine!…

The first abandoned railroad tracks are removed and recycled in the Atlanta BeltLine’s northeast section in Inman Park to make way for an urban hiking path!

Atlanta’s green side showed at the USA Enviro Expo 2009

This past Saturday, I checked out the Enviro Expo in Atlanta and the large number of booths relating to Georgia parks, recycling, eco-friendly products, transit, and more.

Enviro Expo USA coming to Atlanta November 14-15! Come learn how to increase your sustainability.

Learn how to increase your sustainability with the Enviro Expo USA 2009 in Atlanta! With environmental vendors and an eco-friendly fashion show, there’s something for everyone. And it’s free and open to the public!

Don’t miss these green Atlanta festivals: Fall Fest 3 with Trees Atlanta and Fall in the 4th with the Fourth Ward

Don’t miss two great local Atlanta festivals coming up in September: Fall in the 4th and the Fall Fest at Trees Atlanta thrown by the Druid Hills Environmental Club!

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!

Upcoming environmental events in our green Atlanta!

Upcoming dates for Atlanta’s green community to mark on their calendars, from local festivals to green business events, to the Enviro Expo!