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Amy Macon

    Athens has the opportunity to set itself apart from other places in the state by becoming more eco- and health-conscious.

    -Add bike lanes and sidewalks throughout the city (especially to/from schools & the square)
    -Develop community food forests
    -Incentivize businesses to switch from single-use plastic to reusable/compostable materials
    -Expand recycling program
    -Expand farmers market
    -Bring in businesses with environmentally sustainable goals/products or that encourage employee health
    -Health Food Store
    -Bicycle Shop
    -Tool Library (e.g. https://www.torontotoollibrary.com/)
    -Butcher shop with locally-sourced meat products
    -Use alternative energy sources to power street lights/public buildings (e.g. town hall)
    -Keep the Grease Festival as an opportunity to “let loose” from healthy living