Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee recommends sustainable policies and procedures to reduce the environmental footprint of the city while also providing public education and outreach on sustainability issues.

Mission Statement: Enable smart choices for our community and its residents by promoting, through education, outreach, and awareness efforts, the conservation of energy, water, and fuel; investment in renewable energy; reduction of waste; and protecting and restoring the community’s natural resources. To advise and assist the City of Dunwoody to develop sustainable measures, practices, buildings, and fleets that are environmentally, economically, and socially responsible.

The Sustainability Committee meets the second Thursday of every month at 7:45 a.m. in the City Manager's Conference Room.

The committee has 7 members, each serving 3-year terms.

Members:

  • Michael Cowan– Term expires 12/31/18
  • Debbie Gordon – Term expires 12/31/17
  • Dana McClure – Term expires 12/31/18
  • Jason Metzger – Term expires 12/31/18
  • Billy Parrish – Term expires 12/31/18
  • Kevin Sok, Chair – Term expires 12/31/17
  • Megan Weiland, Vice Chair – Term expires 12/31/17

 

You may contact the Sustainability Committee directly by e-mailing sustainability.committee@dunwoodyga.gov or through Sustainable Dunwoody on Facebook.

ARC Green Communities

On January 22, 2014, the City of Dunwoody was honored to receive the Green Communities Gold Level Certification from the Atlanta Regional Commission in recognition of its efforts to reduce Dunwoody’s environmental footprint through the adoption of eco-friendly policies and ordinances to minimize environmental impacts of both the City and the community.

Sustainability Plan

On September 8, 2014 the City of Dunwoody adopted the Dunwoody Sustainability Plan. The Sustainability Plan is a tool, both to envision what our ideal city looks like and a roadmap to work towards that vision. The Sustainability Plan includes a work plan with measurable goals and objectives based upon community feedback that support and implement the City’s vision for a sustainable future.  The most recent version includes an updated short term work plan which was ammended on 12/16/16.

Solar in Dunwoody

The Sustainability Committee is in the process of investigating a voluntary solar program for the City of Dunwoody.  After conducting research, the Committee will present the findings and recommendation to City Council for consideration and policy direction.  In the meantime, changes in State Law are breaking down the barriers for individuals to choose solar as their energy source.  This Residential Consumer Guide to Solar Power suggests steps consumers can consider to protect themselves and make informed decisions.

Additional Information:

Solarize Decatur-DeKalb

Solar Initiative Policy Brief

Solar Price Per Watt Infographic

IRS Community Shared Solar

Consumer Reports:  Solar Questions to Ask