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Look Up Atlanta – Telling Our Story, Catalyzing Engagement
Every movement needs a gathering space. For those working in the trenches every day to make Atlanta a better place, there is no gathering space to share, celebrate and inspire the good work happening every day to create a better, healthier community. With relationships crossing the region, the issues, and the various sectors, Sustainable Atlanta is the natural leader to Look Up Atlanta - a needed, trusted and centralized online community, where businesses, organizations and individuals will LEARN, CONNECT and ACT.
At Look Up Atlanta (www.lookupatl.org):
• Influencers are recognized
• Stories are shared
• Partnerships blossom
• Communities connect
• Causes + challenges inspire
- BeltLine gets NEA Grant for Reynolds Town Project (7/18/14) Atlanta InTown The Atlanta BeltLine has received a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to build the Reynoldstown Stage, a permanent stage structure, landscaped exhibit space, and an elevated park connection with some of the best views in the city.
- Sustainability expert touts conservation benefits in Sandy Springs (7/16/14) Neighbor Newspapers National sustainability expert Ed McMahon of the Urban Land Institute stated that "communities around metro Atlanta are making aggressive investments in greenspace to build communities, attract businesses, and increase the public balance sheet."
- Local farmers' market to host art show on sustainability (7/11/14) Gwinett Daily Post Slow Food Atlanta's "Lexicon of Sustainability" will be held during the market from 4 to 8pm.
- Aquafil (Cartersville) wins best fiber award at exposition for commercial interiors NeoCon 2014 (7/10/14) Innovation in Textiles "[Aquafil USA] was recognized for its ECONYL fiber made from reused and improved waste polymers, found in fishing nets, carpets and clothing."
- Kaiser Permanente health system of Cobb County to cut purchase of harmful flame retardant treated furniture (7/9/14) Marietta Daily Journal: Kaiser Permanente in Cobb County is the first health system in the country to discontinue purchase of furniture treated with flame retardant chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive, developmental, and other health problems.
- Organic garden serves as health initiative, teaches veterans job skills (7/7/14) My Fox Atlanta: Markus Gaffney's urban veteran's organic garden provides unemployed military veterans with jobs and improves the lives of other metro Atlantans at the same time.