Despite recent heavy rains, much of metro Atlanta is still in a level two drought response. Why? The rain that has fallen in metro Atlanta has not reached Lake Lanier, which remains well below “full pool.” In fact, it’s about 9 feet low, and that means it's all of us to conserve water.
The cities of Norcross, Douglasville and Milton were recognized by ARC in January for leading the way to a greener region. These communities were certified through ARC’s Green Communities program for their commitment to environmental stewardship and their leadership in sustainability practices.
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has declared a Level 2 drought response for 53 counties in North Georgia, including the 15 counties in the Metro Water District. The response limits outdoor watering of lawns, gardens and trees and prohibits a number of outdoor watering activities.
Transportation Tops List of Region’s Concerns for Third Straight Year, Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Shows Each year, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), with our community partners, conducts a survey to take the [...]
More than 1,200 leaders explored the key issues and challenges facing metro Atlanta and celebrated the region's extraordinary journey at the Atlanta Regional Commission's State of the Region breakfast on Friday, Oct. 28.
ARC's Sustainable Connections Internship Program connects students pursuing environmental and sustainability studies with local governments in need of help with sustainability programming assistance.
State Declares Drought Response, Underscoring Importance of Water Conservation Following a dry spring and summer, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division declared a Level 1 drought response on Sept. 9 across 53 counties, including all 15 [...]
This summer has been sizzling, with too little rain to break the heat. Most of North Georgia has been dry this spring and summer. We don’t know how long the current dry conditions may persist, so it’s important for all of us to use water wisely.
What is the air quality where you live? In the past, ARC has only been able to discuss air quality in a regional context. But a sophisticated new tool developed by ARC allows the agency to answer this question for the first time.