Amongst the ruins of a derelict motel site in the Lakewood community of Atlanta, Urban Sprout Farms has created a sanctuary for growing fresh produce. On November 15th, a group of champions for the Atlanta arts community are getting together to present a day of music, literature and art to raise awareness for this creative repurposing of land that was once laying to waste.
Entry to the festival is FREE with RSVP.
Make Blackout Poetry
Deer Bear Wolf
Live Thrive Atlanta in partnership with the City of Atlanta will celebrate the future home of CHaRM, a Center for Hard to Recycle Materials.
Saturday November 15th 11:00am // America Recycles Day // 1110 Hill Street Atlanta, GA 30315
This facility will serve the City of Atlanta residents by providing a permanent drop-off facility for recyclables and harmful items that are not accepted in the current curbside recycling program.
FCS Urban Ministries is planning to launch a neighborhood grocery store in January 2015. In order to serve the communities around us well, they want to know what you're looking for in a small neighborhood Market! Take the survey HERE.
Want to learn more? Please visit: https://www.uruut.com/projects/598
This Saturday at 9am, ZipCar will be launching it's new car in South Atlanta at Community Grounds - 1297 Jonesboro Rd, Atlanta, GA 30315.
There will be free coffee and pastries, a ribbon cutting ceremony, and an opportunity to sign up for their service.
I am asking that we have as many residents from South Atlanta, Lakewood Heights, Chosewood, Peoplestown, High Point, and others here between 9am and 10:30am as possible. Here is why:
1) ZipCar is treating us to the coffee and pastries :)
2) This is a major corporation investing in our neighborhood and taking a risk on us (ZipCar is owned by Avis). We need to show them, and others, that South Atlanta can support economic investment such as this. If ZipCar is successful, they may place cars other places and/or other companies will begin to take notice.
3) I truly believe that ZipCar can be beneficial for our neighbors with limited access to transportation. However, many of them/us may not know about ZipCar. Bring them out, or come yourself and get educated so you can help people know what it's for and how to us it.
I hope that you can make this a priority for Saturday morning. Let's show them we support their investment in us!
Please join us on Saturday, November 8th from 10am-2pm at the LAKEWOOD STADIUM (2002 Lakewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30315). Drop off your unwanted items to help save the Earth, clean up the community and teach your children the importance of recycling! Call 404-507-2214 or email Tina Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org or Peggy Whitlow Ratcliffe at email@example.com more information. Spread the word and we look forward to seeing you there!
A special thank-you goes to our sponsors!
Blair Village Pawn
2001 Art Studios
Reclaim It Atlanta
Our Recycling Partners:
Atlanta Furniture Bank
Cut Above Shredding
City of Atlanta's Department of Sanitation
Our host: Lakewood Stadium
...and a special thanks to Peggy Whitlow- Ratcliffe of Live Thrive for coordinating this fantastic event
An enormous old Sycamore tree can be found near the River, while
tiny 400 million year old plants cling to stream rocks only inches from
cement slabs, and migrating songbirds still find cover in the forest.
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Help us celebrate the natural beauty of Atlanta's Parks and Greenspaces.
Your photos from our Walk-Abouts throughout 2014 will be presented
in an exhibit at Atlanta's City Hall!
Photography is a great way to let our City officials
and Parks staff know how important Nature is to Atlantans
and how much we appreciate their work to keep it green!
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Atlanta is located in the richest natural environment in the US! We can enjoy being outside and learn the importance of our region's world class bio-diversity in visiting the natural areas in Atlanta's parks and greenspace. Kathryn Kolb and Jessica Muhammad lead naturalist walks from urban pocket parks to large nature preserves, where you will always experience beautiful and fascinating natural discoveries and meet new friends who enjoy nature. Walks are free of charge. To learn more and RSVP, please visit the Eco-A website.
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We are proud to announce that Sustainable Lakewood has successfully gotten Lakewood Heights to be selected as one of three beta communities for Sustainable Atlanta's EcoDistricts program!
What does this mean? It means that Lakewood Heights is destined to become a leader in building a community that is sustainable in its use of energy and water, as well as creative in solving the problems of waste and transportation in a way that benefits the environment and the community members at the same time. Read more about the EcoDistrict framework and support us as we move to complete phase 1 by this September!
The community effort to cleanup long neglected parts of the Lakewood community continues on May 14th. Hands on Atlanta is coming out to help Sustainable Lakewood cleanup Sawtell Avenue and Lakewood Terrace!
Teamworks volunteers join up with Sustainable Lakewood to clean up a major dump site and a back alley in the Lakewood Heights neighborhood. The dumpster was donated by the City of Atlanta. We were very excited about the tire roundup with the crew of Randy, Tina, and Teamworks, sponsored by Councilwoman Joyce Shephard.