Today’s Solutions: May 30, 2024

This middle school has its own

This middle school has its own mini grocery store to battle food insecurity

Gunna's Drip Closet And Goodr Grocery Store operates much like other grocery stores. It has food and household essentials with regular operating hours, but there are a few key differences between this shop and your local corner store. For one thing, everything is free. For another, it’s located Read More...

Atlanta builds the nation’s

Atlanta builds the nation’s largest food forest to tackle food insecurity

After a pecan farm in a south Atlanta neighborhood closed, the land was then supposed to be converted into a residential townhouse zone. That project, however, never happened, prompting the city’s Conservation Fund to buy the land in 2016 and develop it into something else: the country’s Read More...

Mayors want guaranteed income

Mayors want guaranteed income programs to help us recover from Covid-19

In early 2019, we published a story about Stockton mayor Michael Tubbs, who implemented a guaranteed income program in his city to help residents meet their basic needs. We have been closely following the program ever since, with the preliminary results from October showing that the 125 recipients Read More...

This NBA team will turn its ar

This NBA team will turn its arena into a polling station to attract voters

Citizens in cities across America have lamented the lack of polling stations in predominately African American precincts, and Atlanta is no different. The June 9 primary elections were beset by logistical problems, with many Georgians enduring waits of several hours to vote. In an effort to help Read More...

Atlanta will soon be home to t

Atlanta will soon be home to the nation’s largest public food forest

In Seattle, an “edible urban forest” exists where people are allowed to walk in and pluck fruits and veggies for free. The idea behind Seattle’s Beacon Food Forest is to boost public health by regenerating public land into an edible forest ecosystem where people who suffer from food Read More...

This startup creates new affor

This startup creates new affordable housing—without constructing new buildings

Affordable housing is expensive to build–and that means construction is happening far too slowly to meet demand. In Atlanta, a startup called PadSplit is adding new affordable units more quickly by reusing rooms in single-family homes instead. Rather than building new buildings, PadSplit works Read More...

By 2035, Atlanta will power al

By 2035, Atlanta will power all its buildings with clean energy

Atlanta is known for many wonderful things, but sustainability is not one of them. In fact, the city currently gets less than 10 percent of its energy from “clean” sources while ranking fourth-worst in the country when it comes to energy affordability. For a city that gets as much sunlight as Read More...