Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (ABBC):
SunTrust Plaza is committed to our goal of reducing water, energy, and waste by 20% by the end of 2020. For more information on the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, visit atlantabbc.com.
The Atlanta BeltLine:
The Atlanta BeltLine is an inherently sustainable project, adaptively re-using an existing rail corridor to fundamentally change land use patterns in the City of Atlanta. The project will create new mobility options, new greenspace, and exciting new affordable housing and economic development opportunities along the way. Visit http://beltline.org/progress/progress/environmental-progress/.
Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District:
CAP and ADID are committed to creating a thriving Downtown Atlanta community for all of its property owners, employees, residents, students and visitors.Visit atlantadowntown.com.
USGBC and LEED:
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for their project. Visit usgbc.org.
Energy Star provides information and certification for energy efficient consumer products. Learn more about Energy Star specifications and how products carrying the Energy Star service mark can help to reduce your energy use by visiting energystar.gov.
EPA Water Sense:
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) site promotes water efficiency and conservation, featuring water conservation information and tools including a water savings calculator. Visit epa.gov/watersense.
America Recycles Day:
Visit americarecyclesday.org for information on how to participate in America Recycles Day, including how to find existing events or register new events in your area.
Earth Day Network:
Join in the world-wide sustainability and environmental protection movement and celebrate Earth Day. Events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for the protection of our environment. Visit earthday.org.
Community Resources and Partners:
Morningside Farmer’s Market: Visit morningsidemarket.com
East Atlanta Village Farmer’s Market: Visit farmeav.com
Decatur Farmer’s Market: Visit decaturfarmersmarket.com/wordpress
Piedmont Park Green Market: Visit piedmontpark.org/programs/green_market.html
Krog Street Market: Visit krogstreetmarket.com
Peachtree Center Market: Visit atlantadowntown.com/do/peachtree-center-green-market14
Atlanta Downtown Green Source: Visit atlantadowntown.com/sustainability