The solar generators are just one aspect of Livable Buckhead’s efforts to incorporate environmental sustainability into PARK(ing) Day. The nonprofit has contracted CompostNow to facilitate the composting of food waste for the event, and has partnered with LifeCycle Building Center to assist in using reclaimed material for the mini parks, as well as utilizing them for recycling the mini park material after the event.
Livable Buckhead’s PARK(ing) Day will take place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14 in the Lenox Square parking lot along Peachtree Road. Local companies, schools, nonprofit groups and individuals build mini-parks that demonstrate a variety of creative visions for greenspace in the city. Last year’s event transformed 40 parking spaces and attracted more than 2,000 visitors, making it one of the largest PARK(ing) Day events in the Southeast. Each of the mini-parks will have interactive elements and visitors will be asked to vote for their favorites.