Downtown Green Source is the sustainability program of Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (CAP/ADID). Atlanta is making great progress toward environmental and economic sustainability. Through our Downtown Green Source program, CAP/ADID strive to make Downtown Atlanta more sustainable. We are committed to implementing and supporting numerous programs, partnerships, and initiatives, as we believe that Atlanta’s sustainability starts Downtown.



Sustainable Transportation
By promoting transit options and providing commuters with information we are making Downtown a more commuter-and-pedestrian friendly urban core.

Green Buildings
The Downtown Green Source program encourages building owners and businesses to take part in the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge. Together, we’re working towards reducing energy and water consumption city-wide by 20% by year 2020.
Waste Diversion
It’s not enough to keep trash off the streets; we want to send less trash to the landfills! So the next time you see a recycling bin Downtown, think “progress.” And remember that everything you do to help keep Atlanta sustainable is Central to Atlanta’s Progress.
Local /Sustainable Food Sourcing
From roof-top gardens to curb side fresh-markets, the Downtown Green Source program is passionate about fresh taste and sustainable food options. By connecting Downtown Hotels, “restaurantrepreneurs,” and property owners to urban agriculture leaders and a wealth of sustainable food options, we’re helping to bring fresh, local food to Downtown’s restaurants and residents.
Water Conservation
Downtown is uniquely situated at the confluence of three watersheds, and so it is especially important that we reduce the amount of runoff and pollution that enters the local waterways. Through green infrastructure initiatives on our streets as well as water conservation initiatives in Downtown buildings, the Downtown Green Source program works tirelessly to promote water conservation and resource awareness.
Green Space
Atlanta- The city in a forest. It’s not a name we take lightly. It’s one that’s earned and safely guarded through smart planning, open green spaces, tree cover and lots of flowers! Collaborating with the ADID Clean Team, Trees Atlanta and many others, we’re making Downtown Atlanta a great place to spend time in, naturally.