On Saturday, October 3rd, Hands On Atlanta will hold its 25th Hands On Atlanta Day! This year, we are celebrating a quarter century of service and community involvement while embracing a new generation of volunteers! With your help and more than 100 projects, we hope to make this Hands On Atlanta Day one of our most impactful. LEARN MORE about our 25th Anniversary Hands On Atlanta Day and to REGISTER (search for Sustainable Lakewood) to Take Your Place in the BIG Picture of a community driven by volunteerism!
Please join Sustainable Lakewood on Hands On Atlanta Day as we work together to beautify Gould Street in the Lakewood Heights neighborhood. On this day we will be painting 3 homes (interior and exterior), landscaping, installing privacy fencing, installing attic insulation and crawlspace vapor barriers, painting a small street mural, street clean=up and over-growth cutting, and painting art onto boards of vacant houses. Together, we will make this small street a great place to live again!
Your help is wanted and needed on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 9am-2pm 20 Gould Street Parking available at the corner of Gould Street and Richmond Ave *18 and over please unless supervised by parent or guardian For more information, contact: Tina Arnold 404-507-2213 www.SustainableLakewood.org
SAVE THE DATE
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)