Sustainable Transportation

Georgia Commute Options

Georgia Commute Options offers free services that help commuters and employers. These services make it easier to switch from driving alone to one of many commute options such as: carpool, vanpool, transit, telework (work from home), bicycle and walk. Visit Georgia Commute Options to find a transit route, meet a carpool buddy, or log your alternative commute to win prizes. 

Atlanta Bicycle Coalition

Atlanta Bicycle Coalition advocates for bicycling, educated bicyclists and drivers to share the road, provides resources for overcoming barriers to cycling, and promotes bicycling as a viable transportation solution. 

Green Buildings

Certification Resources

There are a number of green building certification on the market. They include:

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

LEED recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. LEED certification can apply to building design and construction, interior design and construction, building operations and maintenance, neighborhood development, or homes. 

Green Globes 

Green Globes is a self-assessed green building rating system. It is available for new buildings, building operation, or interiors. 

Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA)

BOMA is committed to high building performance. Numerous green building resources are available on BOMA's sustainability page. 

Waste Diversion

Georgia State Recycling Services

The Georgia State Recycling Services webpage offers information about recycling options on campus.


The City of Atlanta has expanded recycling citywide! New 96-gallon recycling carts that take mixed recyclable materials will be delivered to City of Atlanta residents between October and the end of the year. Visit the website for a full list of recyclable items. 

Atlanta Recycles

Atlanta Recycles is a coalition of governmental, corporate, and environmental entities with a shared mission to promote recycling and improve the collection infrastructure for recyclable materials. 

Georgia Recycling Coalition 

The Georgia Recycling Coalition's mission is to complement and coordinate activities relative to recycling, to foster communications among professionals, organizations, government agencies and individuals, and to promote and enhance reduction and recycling programs throughout the state.


The Center for Hard to Recycle Materials is a permanent facility that will encourage reuse while diverting thousands of pounds of household hazardous waste, bulky trash and other hard to recycle items from Metro-Atlanta households, water supplies, and landfills. 

Local /Sustainable Food Sourcing

Atlanta Local Food Initiative

ALFI is a diverse coalition of stakeholders working to build a more sustainable food system for metro Atlanta. Stakeholders include communities, nonprofits, universities, government agencies, individuals and corporations.

Park Pride

Park Pride works with communities to develop and improve their parks. They also support a number of community gardens around Atlanta. A map of their community gardens is available on their website. 

Truly Living Well

With a garden located in Downtown, Truly Living Well is a model for a local sustainable food system. Truly Living Well grows, Certified Naturally Grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and other added-value products. Truly Living Well also conducts agricultural education and training. 

Water Conservation and Energy Efficiency 

Atlanta Regional Commission

The Atlanta Regional Commission works to carefully and cooperatively manage and protect metropolitan Atlanta's rivers and streams. That effort includes outreach campaigns on water conservation, providing technical assistance for multi-jurisdictional watershed protection programs, and providing the planning staff for the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District. 

Alternative Fuels Station Locator

Use the Alternative Fuels Data Center's station locator map to find a fueling location near you. 

Green Space

Trees Atlanta

Trees Atlanta works to address Atlanta's tree loss, protect its forests, and create new green space. 

Centennial Olympic Park

At 21 acres, Centennial Olympic Park is the largest downtown park in the country developed in the last 25 years. Within the park, there are approximately 575 trees, 30,000 shrubs, and 330,000 square feet of grass.