A Division of the Center for Livable Communities
With metro Atlanta’s population forecast to reach seven million by 2030, protecting the region’s environment is more critical than ever.
Stricter standards for ozone and measures of particulate matter have raised the bar for air quality.
Growth is increasing pressure on the region’s water supplies and making efforts to reduce water pollution more difficult.
Local governments are working hard to protect open space for parks and nature preserves.
The Atlanta Regional Commission is working on all fronts to protect the environment, assessing the impact on air quality of the long-range transportation plans, working with local and state partners on strategies that protect watersheds and conserve resources and developing a comprehensive regional greenspace plan in conjunction with local governments.
ARC is committed to implementing best practices in sustainability within the agency and recently received a Grants to Green assessment from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and Southface to help us begin to measure energy and water use in our building.
Read more about initiatives around the Atlanta region to help metro Atlanta remain clean and green.