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City of Atlanta Launches Sustainability Week

October 26, 2010

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On Monday October 25th, Mayor Kasim Reed launched Atlanta’s Sustainability Week.  This week will be full of activities and events across the city of Atlanta.  Southeast Green has a great interview with Mandy Mahoney, City of Atlanta Director of Sustainability.  You can hear the interview at


Below is a list of the week’s events including yesterday’s launch:

Oct. 25 Mayor Kasim Reed launches “Power to Change,” the City of Atlanta’s Sustainability Blueprint, during a press conference at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall, 55 Trinity Ave. SW.

City Hall also hosts “Sustainable Products, Practices, and Places” Vendor Fair featuring local businesses and organizations whose products and services will help city employees integrate more sustainable practices into their daily lives inside City Hall and at home.

Oct. 26 Mayor Kasim Reed joins Southface officials for the unveiling of the Southeast Weatherization and Energy Efficiency Training (SWEET) Center, 9:30 a.m., Piedmont and North Avenues. More information is available at The day also will highlight the city’s green jobs plan, as well as energy efficiency rebate programs that are available to Atlanta city residents.

**On a side note, New World Home will be doing the modular installation of their new project in Reynoldstown this morning.  More info below:

Date:  Tuesday, October 26th
Time:  10:30-12:30pm
Location:  83 Kenyon Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30316


Oct. 27 City Hall will host a Local Food Day, featuring a farmer’s market and “Lunch and Learn” for city employees at 11:00 a.m. The event highlights the city’s effort to bring local food within 10 minutes of 75 percent of Atlanta’s residents by 2020.


Oct. 28 City officials will showcase gains in water conservation by illuminating innovations of the Department of Watershed Management at City Hall.


Oct. 29 Mayor Kasim Reed joins Nissan to announce Atlanta as one of the first cites in the Southeast to launch the Nissan LEAF Electric Vehicle, 12:00 p.m. at Georgia Tech’s Manufacturing Research Center (MARC), 813 Ferst Dr. N.W. Atlanta, GA 30332

Immediately after, experts from Georgia Tech, Georgia Power, Nissan, and the Atlanta Electric Vehicle Task Force will panel an Electric Vehicle Forum.

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