The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 will host the 2nd International Environmental Youth Symposium for High School Juniors and Seniors, and College & University students and professors on September 8-9, 2016. The event will be held at the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center in Atlanta.
Already a global leader in climate action, organization sets in motion its most ambitious plan ever for a healthier future
Kaiser Permanente, the nation's largest integrated health system, announced new and ambitious environmental goals for the year 2025 that include becoming carbon positive, buying only sustainably produced food and sending zero waste to landfills.
Mayor Kasim Reed and the Department of Parks and Recreation Celebrate $1.3 Million Investment in Maddox Park Pool
Mayor Kasim Reed and the Department of Parks and Recreation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today for the renovated pool at Maddox Park. During a press conference, Mayor Reed was joined by Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Amy Phuong, Councilmember Ivory Lee Young, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Morris, MARTA Senior Director of Transit Oriented Development and Real Estate Amanda Rhein and Northwest Business Association President Rev. Larry Hill.
The opening of the pool fulfills Mayor Reed’s campaign commitment to reopen and revitalize recreation centers and pools in the City of Atlanta.
Six tractor trailers filled with needed supplies
Law enforcement agencies from around Georgia, WSB-TV and citizens came together this weekend to collect much needed supplies for flood victims in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Supplies were collected at the Atlanta Civic Center August 20 and 21 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Four tractor trailers were filled with donations over the weekend, doubling the goal of filling two trucks. Tractor trailers were provided by Holland Inc. and 7 Hills Transportation. Cardinal Logistics provided a last minute tractor trailer to transport the many supplies collected. Caring for Others, Inc. has also committed two trucks of supplies making a total of six departing for Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 arriving Thursday morning to begin unloading the needed supplies.
Georgia State University and Carter will redevelop property
Mayor Kasim Reed announced the sale of Turner Field to Georgia State University and Carter. Mayor Reed was joined by Keisha Lance Bottoms, executive director of the Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority (AFCRA) and Atlanta City Councilmember, as well as Georgia State University President Mark Becker and Scott Taylor, President of Carter for the announcement.
New emails erupted this week in DeKalb County that Emory University is seeking annexation into the City of Atlanta. It has caused a flurry of emails on neighborhood list serves. If this is about getting light rail to Emory through the Clifton Corridor Light Rail referendum this November then the move would be seen as progressive in regards to public transportation for Atlanta.