The city of Dunwoody recently received a “Green Communities” designation from the Atlanta Regional Commission.

The city was awarded a bronze level certification for its efforts to reduce the city’s environmental impact.

“This award acknowledges that Dunwoody is leading the way to sustainability by reducing our environmental footprint,” said Jeff Timler, director of  sustainability.

Sustainable policies and ordinances have been adopted across city departments, say city officials.

The city has a permanent advisory board on ways to minimize environmnetal impacts across the city and the community.

For instance, the city’s purchasing policy sets a standard of environmentally preferable procurement. All departments in the city purchase copy paper that is made of at least 30 percent post-consumer recycled content.

The city’s sustainability commission meets the second Thursday of every month at 7:45 a.m at City Hall.

For addtional information on the city’s green efforts call Timler at 678-382-6700 or contact him at jeff.timler@dunwoody.ga.gov