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Making Atlanta Green

For the Next Generation

How do we meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same? Atlanta’s sustainability intiatives are creating a better world while creating green jobs.

INNOVATORS MAKE OUR CITY SOAR

Rubicon

Committed to a world without waste. Inspired by the vision of smarter cities. Passionate about building technology for social good. Rubicon provides affordable waste and recycling solutions for businesses seeking a smarter, sustainable alternative and aims to divert waste from landfills and put money back into the pockets of small business owners.

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Georgia Power and Pulte Group

Atlanta's first Smart Neighborhood™, a development of Georgia Power and PulteGroup, Inc., will feature the latest home innovation technologies thanks to collaboration with leading partners from multiple industries.

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The Ray

What if we reimagine the way we connect our communities, our lives and our world? The Ray is a proving ground for the evolving ideas and technologies that will transform the transportation infrastructure of tomorrow.

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Smart Communities Challenge

This first-of-its-kind opportunity for communities of any size in Georgia provides opportunities for funding and support that enables them to envision, explore and plan for their “smart” future.

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MEET ATLANTA’S INNOVATION HUBS

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Ray Foundation’s Mission Zero

Alongside the Department of Transportation, the foundation is testing a mixture of both high and low end solutions that make highways greener and safer. The organizers call it Mission Zero: zero carbon, zero deaths, zero waste, zero impact.

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AgTech Living Lab

Want to see the future of food? Head on over to the Beltline to see five Living Labs tackling the food challenges of tomorrow. Participating start-ups are showing off their sustainable food initiatives in shipping containers.

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CONVERSATIONS ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY

Cities Forge Ahead

Climate change. Growing populations. Limited resources. Cities everywhere are leading the way in preparing for an uncertain future. Faster than national governments, cities all over the world are nimbly moving forward.

Cities Forge Ahead

Urban Farming

As more of us begin to understand our food system, more of us seek to have more input into how food is grown, how it is treated after being harvested and how it moves from one place along the food route to another.

Urban Farming

Green Building

A ‘green’ building is a building that, in its design, construction or operation, reduces or eliminates negative impacts, and can create positive impacts, on our climate and natural environment. Green buildings preserve precious resources.

Green Building

Plastics Ban

The nation’s largest grocery chain, with a big presence in metro Atlanta, is dumping plastic bags. Kroger announced Thursday that it is phasing out use of single-use plastic bags throughout its company. It won’t be an overnight shift.

Plastics Ban