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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