DeKalb County awarded “Green Community” designation by the Atlanta Regional Commission!

The Atlanta Regional Commission recognized DeKalb County in metro Atlanta as a Green Community, based on environmental strides made in ten different categories. This included LEED-certified buildings, a local landfill’s conversion of methane gas to electricity, 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!

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).

Our Green Atlantans: Melia Lesko with Greenco Environmental turns Atlanta’s food waste into organic compost!

Tim and Melia Lesko are the founders and driving force of Greenco Environmental, the Southeast’s leading organic composting facility that collects yard waste and restaurant scraps from metro Atlanta and the surrounding areas. This is a little bit about how Greenco got started, how commercial composting works, and which restaurants and establishments in Atlanta compost!

Finding local Georgia-grown food in Atlanta and Decatur restaurants…

An increasing number of Atlanta and Decatur restaurants are embracing sustainable eating habits from Georgia farms and producers, which is great news! Here is a little list to get started on eating local Atlanta food!

Atlanta is going green with a new organic hair salon, gallery, and boutique!

Grand opening for Clove, a new totally green and organic hair salon opening up on 6th Street in Midtown Atlanta!

Go Green Get Rewards Festival this Saturday in Underground Atlanta!

Go Green Get Rewards Festival this Saturday, May 16th, 2009, in Underground Atlanta! Enjoy live music, win giveaways from vendors, purchase environmentally-friendly products, recycle your electronics, and more!

“Metro Atlanta’s Transportation Destiny” with Southface’s Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable

“Metro Atlanta’s Transportation Destiny” with Southface’s Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable

Alternate City of Atlanta recycling bins to prevent overflowing containers!

Many of Atlanta’s recycling residents have found frustration with overflowing bins since the City of Atlanta switched to a biweekly recycling schedule. A Morningside neighbor posted to the Morningside Lenox Park yahoo group: The City is selling 95 gallon rolling recycling bins – they look just like your Herbie, except they are blue. The City … Continue reading

Volunteers needed for the Atlanta BeltLine Earth Day clean-up!

Atlanta BeltLine volunteers needed!

Support the Lullwater Garden Club plant sale and green two Atlanta gardens at once!

Lullwater Garden Club’s annual plant sale to support the Lullwater Conservation Garden is April 18th – 19th, 2009!

Thanks for making our city a little greener, Trees Atlanta – one tree at time!

Another planting by Trees Atlanta, this time on Cleburne Terrace in Poncey-Highland!

EarthCraft eco-friendly home builders in Atlanta celebrates 10-year anniversary!

EarthCraft eco-friendly home builders in Atlanta celebrates 10-year anniversary!

Turn off your car! Get on board with the “No Idling Campaign”

Clean Air Campaign and UPS team up to promote the “No-Idling Campaign!”

North Druid Hills Road in DeKalb County awarded $120,000 from the Atlanta Regional Commission

This week, I received the following update on North Druid Hills Road and grant money from our local yahoo group (Laurel Ridge Yahoo Group) and wanted to share it. As a resident who lives off of N. Druid Hills Road, I know we’ll appreciate any efforts to go green and make Atlanta and Decatur neighborhoods more … Continue reading

What’s the latest with The Brain Train between Athens, Atlanta, and Macon Georgia?

Map and photos of the proposed Georgia Brain Train commuter rail line

Atlanta BeltLine Quarterly Briefing this Thursday, February 26, 2009!

Atlanta BeltLine’s Quarterly Briefing in February 2009

“Dream in Green” Gala for the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance in Druid Hills!

Support the Olmstead Linear Park Alliance and the parks on Ponce de Leon with the 2009 Gala in Atlanta, Georgia! To sweeten the deal, there will also be art by Rod Pittam auctioned off!