This article originally appeared in the Saporta Report Thought Leaders section in February, 2016.
Atlanta is emerging as a top-tier city internationally for sustainability. This didn’t happen overnight. It’s the result of roll-up-your-sleeves hard work and a commitment on the part of Mayor Kasim Reed to commit the funding, resources, and political will behind key initiatives.
We’ve got a lot to show for the City’s sustainability program. Just in the past 12 months, we’ve:
- Passed a Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Building Ordinance that was the first in the country to include water efficiency
- Begun rolling out the first of 50 electric vehicles for the City’s fleet
- Become the only City in Georgia to pass a climate action plan
- Awarded bids to retrofit over 180 City buildings for water and energy efficiency through a performance savings contract
Read the full story on The Saporta Report Thought Leaders section.