Sustainable Norcross

 

Sustainable Norcross, Inc. was established in 2008 and approved in 2009 as a 501(c)(3) IRS tax-exempt, non-profit corporation. It was created to engage the public in sustainability and environmental stewardship at the individual and community levels through education, community outreach and volunteerism. 

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Mission

The Sustainable Norcross Commission is a seven-member citizen panel appointed by the City Council. Our purpose is to educate the citizens and advise the mayor and council regarding sustainability and environmental matters through development of a measured sustainable city plan and regular communication.

What We Do as a Sustainability Commission:
Sustainability refers to "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."*

Our initiative focuses on the areas of:

  • Green building
  • Energy conservation
  • Water conservation
  • Trees and green space
  • Transportation and air quality
  • Recycling and waste reduction
  • Land use
  • Education
  • Volunteerism

The commission assists the City in certification of the Green Communities Certification issued by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) as described on the ARC website and further described on the City of Norcross Certification.
*Source: Our Common Future, report of the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development (or Brundtland Commission), 1987.

5 days ago

Sustainable Norcross

We've come a long way, baby! Sustainable Norcross began in 2008 and started working with the City in November that year to become certified by the Atlanta Regional Commission as a #GreenCommunity. The City earned their first certification in 2010 at the Silver or second level, by-passing the lower Bronze level. In 2011 we earned Gold and the City of Norcross was re-certified as Gold in 2015. In 2016 we earned the prestigious Platinum (highest) certification.

Thanks to all the Sustainable Norcross Commission members, volunteers, City staff, and elected leaders over the years who make this possible!At the Atlanta Regional Commission meeting where the City of Norcross just was awarded Silver Certification as a Green Community!
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Weve come a long way, baby! Sustainable Norcross began in 2008 and started working with the City in November that year to become certified by the Atlanta Regional Commission as a #GreenCommunity. The City earned their first certification in 2010 at the Silver or second level, by-passing the lower Bronze level. In 2011 we earned Gold and the City of Norcross was re-certified as Gold in 2015. In 2016 we earned the prestigious Platinum (highest) certification.

Thanks to all the Sustainable Norcross Commission members, volunteers, City staff, and elected leaders over the years who make this possible!

 

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I miss Norcross, but knew that such a wonderful community would continue the path of Sustainability. Congratulations!!

2 weeks ago

Sustainable Norcross

Historic Preservation ForumNovember 30, 2017, 6:30pmAtlanta City StudioJoin us at the Atlanta City Studio for a conversation about historic preservation with the Atlanta Preservation Center, City of Atlanta Historic Preservation Division, Easements Atlanta, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Historic Preservation Division, local historic district residents and the National Park Service

Space is limited. Please RSVP at atlcitystudio@atlantaga.gov or404-623-6585.

Location: Atlanta City Studio (2311 Cascade Road SW).

Parking: There is on-street parking and parking available in the lot next to 2329 Cascade Road SW.

Public Transportation: Ride the MARTA Bus 71 from West End Transit Station or MARTA Bus 68 from Ashby Transit Station.
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Historic Preservation Forum

Enlightening conversation today with a representative of a real estate company that owns nearly 1,000 multi-family units within 5 miles of Norcross Community Market. Residents earn about 50-80% of the area median income.

The company is seeking local partners to help close the gap for the residents related to security, education, and health. Contact sustainable norcross at gmail dot com or norcross community market at gmail dot com for more info.
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