Recognizing Peachtree Corners as a Green Community: l-r, Doug Hooker, ARC’s executive director, Peachtree Corners Economic Development Manager Jennifer Howard, Peachtree Corners Mayor Mike Mason, ARC’s Sustainability Coordinator Kelsey Waidhas and Kerry Armstrong, ARC’s chairman of the board. (Courtesy Peachtree Corners)

Peachtree Corners joins others named Green Communities

The Atlanta Regional Commission recently announced Peachtree Corners and three other metro Atlanta cities (Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and Woodstock), have been certified through the agency’s Green Communities Program.

The program recognizes these cities’ efforts in sustainability practices. The ARC Green Communities Program recognizes local governments that invest in programs and policies that lead to a more sustainable community.

Peachtree Corners was recertified at the Bronze level for providing single-stream curbside recycling to all residents and hosting an annual electronic waste disposal event for residents to safely and properly dispose of electronic appliances and devices.

“Protecting our environment and recycling responsibly have always been of paramount importance to our city,” said Mayor Mike Mason.

The ARC program showcases how local governments can reduce their environmental footprint. In metro Atlanta, 20 local governments, including 13 cities and seven counties, are currently certified under ARC’s Green Communities Program.

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