Sustainability Plan – Amended December 12, 2016
City Council adopted the Dunwoody Sustainability Plan in 2014. It describes what our ideal city looks like in terms of conservation, waste reduction, ecology, health and wellness, and economic prosperity. It provides goals, objectives, and measures of progress for each category. The plan was created as a joint effort between City of Dunwoody staff and the Dunwoody Sustainability Committee, with input from city residents and stakeholders. It is designed to work cohesively with other planning initiatives pursued by the city including, the Dunwoody Comprehensive Land Use Plan, Dunwoody Village Master Plan, Georgetown / North Shallowford Master Plan, Comprehensive Transportation Plan, and Dunwoody Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan.
To read the Sustainability Plan, click here
ARC Green Communities
The Atlanta Regional Commission’s (ARC) Green Communities program is a voluntary certification program that helps local government implement measures to reduce their environmental footprint. Dunwoody was among the first communities to apply and be certified under this program, earning and maintaining gold level since 2014. The ARC recertified Dunwoody a gold level community in 2019, commending the following measures:
Installing a bioswale at Dunwoody Nature Center to handle stormwater runoff and educate residents about the function and purpose of green infrastructure.
Installing bike racks at 18 community and school properties across the city.
Developing Dunwoody Green, through a public private partnership.
To view all Dunwoody Sustainability Policies and Initiatives in effect, click here
To view or download the Dunwoody Policy Packet cited in pdf above, click here
To read the 2020 media release on Dunwoody's recognition, click here
Solar Energy Permitting
Did you know that Dunwoody offers an expedited permitting process for residential rooftop PV panel installations? To download the permit application, click here.
Need help completing the permit? Call the city at 678-382-6800.
In May 2016, Dunwoody installed three EV charging stations for use by the public. Two stations are available at Brook Run Park and one at Dunwoody Nature Center. To continue to support alternative energy vehicle use across Dunwoody, in 2013, City Council also adopted a code amendment to permit charging stations for non-residential uses across all zoning districts. There are plans to install new charging stations at city hall.
Brook Run Park: 4770 North Peachtree Road
Dunwoody Nature Center: 5343 Roberts Drive
Dunwoody Community Garden at Brook Run Park is more than a place to grow organic food; it is a place to cultivate community. Run by the 501(c)(3) Dunwoody Community Garden at Brook Run Park, approximately twenty percent of the produce is donated to charity. All members of the community, not just green thumbs, are encouraged to visit and see what’s sprouting at the garden. The Community Garden is open from 7:00 a.m. – sunset.
For more information, visit the facebook page by clicking here.
Write: P.O. Box 88535, Dunwoody, GA 30356
Nominated by members of the community, Griffith Engineering (top) and Mary Keese (bottom), were selected for the honor by the City of Dunwoody Sustainability Committee on April 21, 2020. Mary was recognized for her volunteer work for the Sustainability Committee's watershed quality initiative and Griffith Engineering was recognized for performing energy audits, at no charge, at several Dunwoody Park Buildings. Thank you for your services to the city!
To read the full media release, click here