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.

2 days ago

Sustainable Norcross

50+ Walking Group in Historic NorcrossFebruary 19, 2017, 9:00amThrasher Park - Historic NorcrossThe weather's never too cold to warm up with a walk first thing in the morning.

You are cordially invited to join our growing 50 and older walking group. We have started meeting regularly on weekend mornings for an approx. 2 mile, 1 hour or so walk around historic Norcross. Starts at 9:00 am and Thrasher Park Pavilion.

If you're inclined to join us, we will make a one mile EASY LEVEL walking loop for those who'd like to warm up or complete the walk. For those who want to continue, we'll walk a moderate pace and terrain to complete the additional mile and half of so.

If you have questions, please contact Jolyn Barrow by text at 770-851-0571 or at susnorbp@gmail.com

Let's get walking!!!
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50+ Walking Group in Historic Norcross

2 days ago

Sustainable Norcross

50+ Walking Group in Historic NorcrossFebruary 18, 2017, 9:00amThrasher Park - Historic NorcrossThe weather's never too cold to warm up with a walk first thing in the morning.

You are cordially invited to join our growing 50 and older walking group. We have started meeting regularly on weekend mornings for an approx. 2 mile, 1 hour or so walk around historic Norcross. Starts at 9:00 am and Thrasher Park Pavilion.

If you're inclined to join us, we will make a one mile EASY LEVEL walking loop for those who'd like to warm up or complete the walk. For those who want to continue, we'll walk a moderate pace and terrain to complete the additional mile and half of so.

If you have questions, please contact Jolyn Barrow by text at 770-851-0571 or at sustainablenorcrossbikeped@gmail.com

Let's get walking!!!
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50+ Walking Group in Historic Norcross

Pollinators need native plants.While we’re waiting for spring to get a little closer, we’ll feature pictures of some of the beautiful native creatures that depend on native plants. The first one is our state butterfly, the eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly. While you might certainly see this large butterfly nectaring on all types of flowers, it can only become a butterfly because of native plants. The adult butterfly lays her eggs on native host plants like tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera), native cherries and plums (Prunus), or ash (Fraxinus) and the caterpillar eats only the leaves of host plants. Native plants grow native butterflies. ... See MoreSee Less

Pollinators need native plants.