New USGBC study finds green construction is major U.S. economic driver
The green building sector is outpacing overall construction growth in the U.S. and will account for more than 2.3 million American jobs this year.
This is just one of the exciting findings in the just released USGBC green building economic impact report, prepared by Booz Allen Hamilton. This study also finds that the green building industry contributes more than $134.3 billion in labor income to working Americans.
The trajectory of the green building sector of the U.S. construction industry is slated for expansive growth. To date, green building has created millions of jobs and contributed hundreds of billions of dollars to the U.S. economy. Not surprisingly, LEED is a pivotal contributor to this total impact.
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September 12, 2015 Pet Education Day Perkerson Park Ball Field, Tentative, more details to follow
October, 2015 Atlanta Fire Rescue Car Seat Program Location TBD
The Neighborhood Fund and Hands On Atlanta have partnered to present Love Your Block (LYB) a program to support ciitizens and nieghborhood groups who want to plan and organize efforts to beautify their communities. This year, Love Your Block will be offered a a grant making track of the Niehborhood Fund, an intiative of the community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, with two application deadlines: March 13 and October 15. LYB will continue to provide mini-grants up to $1,000 to resident groups not just in the city of Atlanta, but also throughout the 23 county metro Atlanta area served by the Community Foundation. For more informaiton on the guidelines for this mini-grant and the opportunity to apply for the Neighborhood Fund's Community building grant (for up to $10,000 in funds).
SEED stands for Southtowne Economic and Environmental Development, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization organization.
Making a sustainable lifestyle in Southeast Atlanta
The mission of SEED is to promote the healthy economic and environmental restoration of NPU-Y through programs that positively impact the people.
What is Sustainable Lakewood?
Sustainable Lakewood is a program of Southtowne Economic & Environmental Development, Inc. (SEED).
Environmentally Responsible Community Restoration
Sustainable Lakewood is an organization dedicated to reshaping NPU-Y
into a vibrant, thriving, green community just outside of downtown
Atlanta, Georgia. Sustainable Lakewood aspires to foster a community
that practices recycling, community service, green living, and outdoor
activities. Go to About Us to learn the specifics of the Lakewood Eco District and the Lakewood LCI Plan.
Sustainable Lakewood seeks to attain its goals through a three phase approach:
Phase One (Education & Community Redevelopment)
Education – Educate existing residents about what they can do individually to minimize waste (i.e. recycling, home weatherization measures, appliance upgrades, greywater/rainwater harvesting and redistribution) and
Community Redevelopment – Acquire abandoned and foreclosed properties, “greenovate” the homes and create a cadre of affordable, LEED-certified / Earth Craft-certified homes to attract new responsible homeowners.
Phase Two (Streetscape, Landscape & Third Space Elements)
Phase Three (Commercial Center & Economic Stability)