Policy

Meet a Southfacer: Kelly Herman

Kelly Herman works at Southface as a Commercial Sustainability Services Coordinator. In her spare time she likes to cook, run and watch Auburn football. Read to find out more about Kelly and her love for Southface!

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June 2 SART Recap

The Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable convenes one Friday per month to discuss the region’s current environmental issues – from water to energy, urban planning to government policy and much more. Following the administration’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, last Friday’s Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable was a packed house. Stephanie Stuckey, Chief Resilience Officer…

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HUD DESIGNATES JUNE AS NATIONAL HEALTHY HOMES MONTH

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) is kicking off the second annual National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM). Throughout the month, the goal is to raise awareness for what makes a home healthy and to strengthen coordination and collaboration between housing and health…

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Meet a Southfacer: Laura Case

Laura Case works at Southface as a Commercial Sustainability Services Program Manager. In her spare time she likes to ride her bike, swim, mountain climb and renovate her house. Read to find out more about Laura and her love for Southface!

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Meet a Southfacer: Chris North

Chris North works at Southface as a Residential Sustainability Services Project Manager. In his spare time he likes to rock climb and play music. Read to learn more about Chris and his love for Southface!

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Kwanza Hall’s Ordinance Diversifying Housing in Atlanta Approved

The first policy recommendation from the Department of Planning’s Tiny House Feasibility Study, also championed by Hall, allowing for an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in areas zoned for duplexes passed City Council on Monday. “Embracing the tiny house movement in Atlanta will help expand the diversity of our housing choices and provide more affordable housing…

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Step Up For Atlanta: The Living Transit Fund And A Path To A New Atlanta Way

Atlanta has long struggled to provide sustainable infrastructure and transit options to all residents, businesses and commuters, particularly its most vulnerable communities on the west and south sides of the city. Historically, underinvestment in public transportation has left communities cut off from centers of commerce, employment, entertainment and recreation – essentially requiring reliance on single-occupant…

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City of Atlanta, Highwoods Properties and Southface Pledge to Turn Lights Out for Birds

Atlanta Audubon Society is excited to welcome the City of Atlanta, Highwoods Properties and Southface as the first commercial participants in Lights Out Atlanta. Sponsored by Atlanta Audubon and the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (ABBC), Lights Out Atlanta was launched in March 2017 to reduce bird deaths caused by building collisions. “Atlanta Audubon Society is…

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The Atlanta Audubon Society Partners with the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge to Create Lights Out Atlanta

The Atlanta Audubon Society has announced that they will be working with the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (ABBC) to create a new, voluntary program called Lights Out Atlanta. The program hopes to educate people about reducing the number of bird deaths in Atlanta due to unnecessary light use. According to the Atlanta Audubon Society, an…

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