The Sustainable Growth Engine

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City of Atlanta, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and TOTO USA Honored for Advancements in Water Conservation

Earlier this month, the City of Atlanta’s Better Buildings Challenge and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport received special recognition from the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) for their “Best in Business Class” water conservation efforts.

CRK’s update to its 2011 report, Filling the Water Gap: Conservation Successes and Missed Opportunities in Metro Atlanta, served as the highlight of the award event attended by Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce Sheperd, Melinda Langston, Director of Water Conservation, and Denise Quarles, the city’s Director of Sustainability, amongst other local environmental leaders. The report outlines water conservation efforts across the metro region as implemented by nine local governments and select businesses.


Join America Recycles Day Activities Now

Educators, parents, teachers, and students: Do you have what it takes to be a recycling champion?

Local non-profits the Georgia Recycling Coalition and Live Thrive, Inc. have joined together to help celebrate America Recycles Day with a fun and educational competition for students grades K-12. Sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, the 2012 Recycle-Bowl Competition provides an easy way to educate kids about the benefits of recycling while giving schools the opportunity to win lots of great prizes.


Support the Lifecycle Building Center!

The Lifecycle Building Center (LBC) is a non-profit in Atlanta that diverts construction and demolition waste by salvaging reusable building materials and making them available to the public through a variety of means, including a retail operation near the Oakland City, Adair Park, West End and Capitol View neighborhoods.  The proceeds of the retail store are reinvested back into the community through programs which promote resource efficiency in the built environment.