Making Progress in a Green-Minded City with the City of Atlanta’s Mandy Mahoney

February 12, 2010

Green is Good’s John and Mike welcome Mandy Mahoney, Director of Sustainability for the City of Atlanta. Mahoney happily tells “Green is Good” that Atlanta is a progressive, green-minded city that is really turning heads nationwide. Among several initiatives currently underway, the city is focusing on ramping up its energy efficiency. “Energy efficiency is the hottest issue in the Southeast,” Mahoney says. “It’s not an issue we pay much attention to. Energy prices are rising 8-10% a year. We’re trying to provide people the opportunity to cut energy use and save money.” The city of Atlanta has cut its City Hall energy use by 20%, and the city is rolling out an incentive program to help residents cut energy usage.