Question

We would like to make our neighborhood (about 24 homes) green. What is the process and who should I contact first?

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Atlanta, GA

We need to start with electricity for our street lights as well as individual homes.

Answer

Try your city planning department. In my hometown experience, our local planning department has a wealth of information and city staff are adept at obtaining grants for worthy programs.

As compared with many cities, you're off to a good start because Atlanta is divided into separate neighborhood planning units, which have monthly meetings.

Try also Southface, based in Atlanta.

You might wind up engaging more than your group of 24 homes!

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