It's here – the first LED street light installed on a City of Atlanta street! Did you know that compared to a standard street light, LED's last twice as long, use half the power, provide color accurate nighttime lighting, and can be programmed to dim after certain hours for even more savings?!  Our fearless leader of sustainability, Walter Brown, championed the approvals so that you can now bask in LED street light – so come check them out along Glen Iris.  While some property owners have installed these lights in parking lots, this is the first light that both GA Power and the City of Atlanta (thanks to Walter!) have approved to be installed on a city street.

Three cheers for energy savings!

420 Blue Whales

07 21 2015 | Posted in Sustainability

420 blue whales  – that is how many it would take to equal the weight of materials the Ponce City Market crew has recycled since beginning construction in 2011.  We recently learned from construction that 84,080,840 lbs of material has been diverted from landfill so far.  To better understand this number, we asked the PCM team for the most interesting comparison.  They told us how many Eiffel Towers, Statues of Liberty, blue whales, or school buses equal 84,080,840 lbs. 

Can you do better?  We'll be taking submissions in the comments section for the most interesting equivalent to 84,080,840 until next Friday, 3/28.  The winner receives a bag of Dancing Goats Coffee and tour of Ponce City Market!