|Bobbi Sedam, Connie Morelle, Danny Kanso, Rebecca Keefer, Warren Hutmacher, Denis Shortal.|
“This award recognizes Dunwoody’s continued dedication to sustainability by reducing our environmental footprint” stated Rebecca Keefer, Director of Sustainability. “The Green Communities Silver certification supports Dunwoody’s positive image as an amazing place to live and conduct business while setting a strong example for those seeking to reduce their environmental impact.”
Because of the Sustainability Commission the City has implemented policies requiring all new government buildings to have high efficiency plumbing fixtures, as well as, implementing a Complete Streets Policy emphasizing the need for the public right-of-way to accommodate a variety of users including motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders. The City Council adopted an LED Traffic Signal Policy in 2010, which eliminated the use of incandescent halogen bulbs in traffic signals. To date, 100% of all lights have been converted to LED bulbs, three years ahead of schedule.
Dunwoody’s efforts in sustainability date back to the first days of Cityhood. In December 2008 the Mayor and Council established the Dunwoody Sustainability Commission as a permanent advisory board. The Sustainability Commission convenes monthly to share research, ideas, and draft ecofriendly policies and ordinances in which to minimize environmental impacts of both the City and the community at large.
For additional information regarding Dunwoody’s Green Communities Certification please contact Rebecca Keefer, Director of Sustainability, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-382-6700. For more information on the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Green Communities Program please visit their website at http://www.atlantaregional.com/environment/green-communities.