Atlanta’s sustainability plan is the way forward, not only for our environment, but for our city to remain economically and socially responsible to this and future generations.

Addressing sustainability in our city is a complex undertaking, requiring an understanding and respect for the interconnected nature of sustainability issues. Long before our first sustainability plan, and our progress in reducing the energy and water footprint in government operations, Atlanta was making tremendous strides for the environment. Organizations like the Southface Energy Institute, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, and the Georgia Conservancy have educated and advocated for the preservation of our natural and man-made resources for over 90 years, collectively.