Sustainable Norcross Commission

Meetings (All meetings are Open to the Public)


  • Meetings are held at City Hall on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm, unless modified due to holidays or scheduling conflicts.

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Agendas & Minutes

Members

Seven member board with two-year terms. To contact the board, you may send an email to sustainable@norcrossga.net.
 Member Term Expiration 
Michael Brose 3/5/2020
Laura Hernandez 3/5/2020
Bea Grossman 12/7/2019
Carl Redman 12/7/2019
Linda DeMaris 10/2/2020
Markus Burri 2/6/2021
   

Mission
The Sustainable Norcross Commission is a seven-member citizen panel appointed by the City Council. Our purpose is to educate the citizens and advise the mayor and council regarding sustainability and environmental matters through development of a city sustainability plan and regular communication.

What We Do as a Sustainability Commission:


Sustainability refers to "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."*

Our initiative focuses on the areas of:

  • Green Building
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Green Power
  • Water Use Reduction and Efficiency
  • Trees and greenspace
  • Transportation and air quality
  • Recycling and waste reduction
  • Land use
  • Education
  • Innovation
  • Volunteerism

The commission assists the City in achieving and maintaining certification in the Green Communities program of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) as described on the ARC website.

*Source: Our Common Future, report of the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development (or Brundtland Commission), 1987.

Volunteering


Decisions and actions of a sustainable community have a positive impact on people, planet, and profit. Together, we can imagine Norcross as a sustainable community. Volunteer with others in activities and initiatives that are "preserving our future by living smarter today." Visit “Volunteer Opportunities” under the Sustainable Norcross tab.

Norcross Sustainability Plan - Strategic Plan
The plan commits Norcross to increasing accountability towards goals of Healthy People, Healthy Places, and Healthy Economy provides a roadmap by identifying the current status of conditions, where available, and identifies nationallyrecommended outcome metrics for tracking progress over time. At least five major initiatives are underway in Norcross, which will establish new baselines for the community around green space and tree canopy, housing affordability, active recreational opportunities, parks accessibility and acreage, and educational assets. These in addition to the many actions captured in this plan, set Norcross on a steady path towards an enhanced quality of life for all residents.  

Norcross Sustainability Plan - English
Plan de Sostenibilidad Norcross - Espanol

Norcross Sustainability Plan Brochure - English
Plan de Sostenibilidad Norcross Brochure - Espanol

Norcross is now a Bee City!
On September 4, 2018, Mayor and Council passed a resolution to become a certified Bee City USA affiliate, committing to take actionable steps in creating a pollinator-friendly environment. View the resolution from Mayor and Council here.