Midtown: Growing Green
The Midtown EcoDistrict was created on the heels of a major sustainability planning initiative (Greenprint Midtown) as a platform for this community to collaborate on initiatives that result in improved environmental and economic performance. This initiative aims to position Midtown as one of the most livable, vibrant and sustainable districts in the U.S. Midtown is uniquely positioned to take the lead. It has all the physical building blocks in place - a pedestrian-friendly street grid, a dense and diverse mix of land uses, robust transit options, and significant green space. Midtown Alliance plays a key role in the EcoDistrict by developing partnerships, encouraging participation, improving and maintaining the public realm, and tracking and communicating results.
Links We Love
How Much Water Do You Use? - Atlanta Regional Commission
Southface.org – Building know-how for a sustainable future
Georgia Commute Options - Free services to help improve how you get to and from work
SoutheastGreen.com - Green and sustainable business news source in the Southeastern U.S.
Georgia Recycling Coalition - local recycling and sustainability information
SustainableAtlanta.org - Catalyst for a green and inclusive economy in Metro Atlanta
Take a look at our list of resources for taking action at your home or worksite.
Greenshortz: Harvesting Rain
A Midtown Atlanta restaurant, Lure, is taking a unique approach to managing the rain water that falls on its roof. It is capturing the water and harvesting it to flush toilets. To do this, it is using a device called the Original Rainwater Pillow.