HOMEOWNERS: The City of Atlanta loves trees and will send arborists to walk through the neighborhood to review trees for health and well-being: FLYER HERE.
Trees are our symbionts: Humans breathe in oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide, while trees breathe in carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen, trees imbed CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) helping curb climate change at the global scale and their shade cools our locale environments:
Benefits of Trees
- Trees conserve water and reduce soil erosion
- Trees imbed Co2(carbon dioxide, released when burning) and help bring down the temperature of the whole planet
- Trees modify local climate
- Lower air temperature through shade & save energy on your AC bill.
- Increase humidity in dry climates through evaporation of moisture
- Reduce glare on sunny days
- Reduce wind speed
- Trees create wildlife and plant diversity
- Trees increase economic stability
- Trees enhance community economic stability by attracting businesses and tourists
- People linger and shop loner along tree-lined streets
- Apartments and office in wooded areas rent more quickly, have higher occupancy rates and tenants stay longer
- Businesses leasing office space in wooded developments find their workers are more productive and absenteeism is reduced
- Trees reduce noise pollution
- Trees increase property values
- Healthy trees can add up to 15 percent to residential property values
- Office and industrial space in a wooded setting is in more demand and is more valuable to sell or rent
- Trees exceed the life of pavement
ABOVE: Image from https://www.atlantadowntown.com/cap/areas-of-focus/sustainability
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ABOVE: Image from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_heat_island
ABOVE: Image from https://www.treesatlanta.org/resources/benefits-of-trees/
FWW IS PART OF DOWNTOWN ATLANTA’S SUSTAINABILITY GOALS:
There are 25 strategies across five overarching topic areas: Energy and Water Use, Materials Management, Transportation, Natural Environment, and Community & Culture.
FWW DOWNTOWN TREE PLANTING PLAN:
The Downtown Atlanta Master Plan introduced a bold goal for increasing the tree canopy in Downtown – planting 10,000 trees in the next 10 years, many in FWW.
A symbiotic relationship with trees lowers city temperatures saving up to 30% on AC bills, eases the heat island effect from large quantities of urban pavement absorbing solar heat, and sequesters CO2 that heats up the overall planet. There are studies that the pleasant and cool atmosphere that trees create improves mental health, lowers crime and MORE.
FWW/ Central Atlanta Progress Tree Planting Plan: FWWTreePlan CAP pgs10-12; 16-18; 23-24.pdf
FWW RECYCLE: CITY OF ATLANTA SOLID WASTE
Recyclables are collected at the curb in containers provided by the City or other containers which are clearly marked “recyclables” and have a lid to secure the contents. For questions about what items are accepted, visit the Solid Waste Services Collection Tool.
- Recyclables are collected once a week, on the same day as garbage collection (collection day can be found on the SWS Collections Tool).
- Place in blue cart curbside no later than 7 a.m. collection day
- Remove by 9 a.m. the day after collection day
FWW RECYCLE: CHaRM
CHaRM is the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials such as:
- Styrofoam / Cardboard
- Musical Instruments / Bikes
- Document Shredding / Paint / Chemicals / Miscellaneous
- Compost / Cooking Oil
- Donations / Textiles
- Flat Glass / Food-Grade Glass
- Paper / Books
- Cigarette Butts
LINK: – On website make an appointment before going – https://livethrive.org/charm/items-we-accept/