Sustainability

Fulton County Initiatives

Sustainability Plan

Sustainability

Fulton County’s Sustainability Plan was adopted by the Board of Commissioners on June 5, 2019.

The plan sets six priority areas to preserve natural resources and improve the county’s resiliency:
1. climate change mitigation
2. social equity and smart transit
3. high-performance county infrastructure
4. education, outreach and green jobs training/placement
5. fostering partnerships for plan implementation
6. Budgetary appropriation for implementation of the plan.

Fulton County contracted with 2M Consultants to develop the plan.

Within each priority area, there are initiatives aimed at moving the sustainability needle. Some of those initiatives have already been started, including attaining Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification on many of the library renovation projects. 

Others will take an estimated four to six years, such as reducing the energy consumption in county buildings by 20 percent by 2025, according to Fulton County’s Sustainability and Energy Manager Kenneth Darisaw, one of the plan’s main crafters and the one responsible for its day-to-day implementation.