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Two cities earn Green Communities certification
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Two cities earn Green Communities certification

ATLANTA -- Douglasville and Milton have joined Kennesaw and Gwinnett County as Georgia jurisdictions what have earned Green Communities certification.

According to the Atlanta Regional Commission, the communities were certified based on their leadership in implementing policies and practices that contribute to efficient and sustainable use of resources in metro Atlanta.

The certification was presented in a board meeting on Wednesday, the ARC reported. Since the program began four years ago, 18 jurisdictions have been certified.

“Gwinnett County and the cities of Douglasville, Kennesaw and Milton are setting an example for businesses and other organizations that are seeking to use resources wisely and efficiently,” Tad Leithead, ARC chairman said. “Sustainability – economic, social and environmental – is the foundation of ARC’s Plan 2040, and we applaud the efforts of all of our certified Green Communities for their leadership in ushering in a more sustainable region.”

Ten categories contain policies and practices that can earn certification, including energy efficiency, green building, transportation and water efficiency.

 

 

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