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.

20 hours ago

Sustainable Norcross

A little tree hugger humorLook what happens when you cut down too many trees! 😜 ... See MoreSee Less

A little tree hugger humor

Feeding bread to birds is NOT healthy for them. Nor is red food coloring in hummingbird sugar water. ... See MoreSee Less

Feeding bread to birds is NOT healthy for them. Nor is red food coloring in hummingbird sugar water.

7 days ago

Sustainable Norcross

Visited a farmer's market in Kauai yesterday where people line up at their favorite farmer and wait for the whistle to blow at precisely noon. The activity is fast and furious and you're done in about 15 minutes. The market runs for only one hour at which time the farmers pack up, break for lunch, then head off to another part of the island for another market session. ... See MoreSee Less

Visited a farmers market in Kauai yesterday where people line up at their favorite farmer and wait for the whistle to blow at precisely noon. The activity is fast and furious and youre done in about 15 minutes. The market runs for only one hour at which time the farmers pack up, break for lunch, then head off to another part of the island for another market session.

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Speed shopping at a farmers market. Interesting concept.

Hmm..interesting..