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.


  • Michael Cowan, Chair – Term expires 12/31/18
  • Ronald Davis - Term expires 12/31/20
  • Dana McClure, Vice-Chair – Term expires 12/31/18
  • Debbie Gordon – Term expires 12/31/20
  • Jason Metzger – Term expires 12/31/18
  • Michael Pray – Term expires 12/31/18
  • Michael Wilensky  – Term expires 12/31/20

High School Ex-Officio Members: 2 year term or upon graduation, whichever is first

  • Austin Jenks 
  • Marina von Behren

College Ex-Officio Members: 2 year term or upon graduation from college, whichever is first

  • Vacant 
  • Vacant

You may contact the Sustainability Committee directly by e-mailing or through Sustainable Dunwoody on Facebook.

ARC Green Communities

Dunwoody is currently at the Green Communities Silver-Level Certification from the Atlanta Regional Commission in recognition of its efforts to reduce Dunwoody’s environmental footprint.  Through the continued adoption of eco-friendly policies and ordinances to minimize environmental impacts of both the City and the community, Dunwoody is working toward Platinum-Level Certification in May 2019.



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 amended in 2018.


Solar in Dunwoody


The Sustainability Committee is excited to announce the Solarize Dunwoody campaign.  Solarize programs facilitate significant savings by leveraging the power of bulk purchasing.  From September 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018, property owners are encouraged to undergo a solar evaluation and consider installing solar panels.  Pricing is based on a tier system; more participation helps to bring the price down for everyone.  To learn more about harnessing clean, renewable, domestic solar energy, visit

Sustainable Events

Dunwoody Household Hazardous Waste Event

Household Hazardous Waste recycling event, part of the city's 'Sustainability Initiative,' on Sunday, September 9th from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the parking lot of Georgia State University Dunwoody Campus.


Dunwoody Farmers Market

Visit the Dunwoody Farmers Market this Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.! The Dunwoody Farmers Market runs through October at Brook Run Park, 4770 N. Peachtree Road, Dunwoody, Georgia 30338.