Vote now for Atlanta’s green superstar!

Cox Conserves Heroes

Each year since 2008, the Trust for Public Land and Cox Enterprises have partnered to ask residents in major cities across the country to nominate and vote for their local green hero. Now is Atlanta’s turn to vote for our Cox Conserves Hero, which “honors individuals who work to create, preserve, and improve the shared … Continue reading

Check into the REI with Facebook Places and earn $50 for Park Pride!

From now through December 31st, 2010, you can donate $50 to Park Pride – without paying a dime! Just enable Facebook Places on your phone and check in at your Atlanta-area REI!

Become a steward of our urban forests with Trees Atlanta’s TreeKeepers’ Certification Program

Trees Atlanta’s TreeKeeper Certification Program presents Atlanta residents with a training opportunity to expand and gain specialized knowledge about trees and tree care to help protect our urban forests.

Kirkwood Community Garden gains ground in its fledgling year!

Welcome to the Kirkwood Community Garden and Urban Forest, a seven-acre section of land that’s leaving behind its former life as an unofficial dumping ground. With raised garden beds and rambling paths into the forest, there’s something for pets and people alike.

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!

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!

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.

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.

Volunteers needed for Race 2 Recycle in Piedmont Park!

Volunteer with Keep Atlanta Beautiful’s Race 2 Recycle in Piedmont Park and receive a free organic cotton race t-shirt! Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, registration, timing on the finish line and passing out water to runners.

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!

Increasing Atlanta’s and Decatur’s local parks with the DeKalb County Parks Bond and Greenspace Program

DeKalb County Parks Bond and Greenspace Program has worked since 2000 to implement big changes and acquire greenspace around the city. Learn how you can volunteer and maintain current parks, adopt a park, and more!