Cool Communities is a
non-profit action-oriented advocacy program aimed at improving urban
environments and conserving energy by promoting the use of lighter,
reflective (high albedo) roofing and paving materials in combination
with strategically planted shade trees as a desirable design
"system." In Georgia, Cool Communities has created public and
private partnerships in support of these efforts to mitigate the impact
of the Urban Heat Island.
Nationally the program is
sponsored by the U. S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency. Each "Cool Community" organization is
responsible for its own funding, generally through grants,
contributions, and foundation support.
For information on how to make
your community a "Cool Community," please contact us through
this web site.