Suzanne Burnes, Executive Director – Sustainable Atlanta
An alumnus of the prestigious Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership, Suzanne Burnes brings two decades of environmental and sustainability experience to Sustainable Atlanta. Prior to joining as executive director, she served as the Assistant Director of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Sustainability Division.
Sustainable Atlanta exists to advance the health, prosperity and quality of life for all people in metro Atlanta by nurturing a balance between environmental stewardship, economic development and social equity. As a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit, we connect and leverage the work of public, private and community organizations to create tools to facilitate engagement, accelerate progress and share our region’s sustainability stories.
Sustainable Atlanta Launches Look Up Atlanta – Look Up Atlanta is the new social good community developed by Sustainable Atlanta. It’s where metro Atlantans can now come together to strengthen communities, inspire action and enrich lives. By raising awareness about local sustainability efforts, connecting people, and sharing resources, Look Up inspires individuals and organizations to act for good — helping build a healthy and prosperous future for everyone in the metro area.
Arthur Frazier III, Director of Facilities Management & Services/Spelman College; Co-Chair of the Sustainable Spelman Committee
Art Frazier is the Director of Spelman College’s Facilities Management & Services Department. Over the past 9 years he has led an organizational transformation that commenced with a new vision and mission and a change in leadership style and philosophy. In addition to his primary responsibility of operating a 39 acre campus and managing a staff of over 60 employees, Art is responsible for all of Spelman’s non-curricular sustainability initiatives and serves as Co-Chair of the Sustainable Spelman Committee. Art has been very instrumental in establishing Spelman as a leader in sustainability among Historically Black Colleges.
Sustainable Spelman – The mission of the College’s sustainability initiative is to extend our reach and engage the Spelman community in authentic conversations that will increase awareness, knowledge and action on campus.
“Spelman has a choice to change the world. But before we can change the world, we have to change ourselves… Understanding our own environmental impact and seeking to reduce it is a choice that all of us can make every day.”
“The sustainability theme continues to be important as we continue our work as signatories to the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. Our Sustainability Task Force, led by Art Frazier and Dr. Fatemeh Shafiei, is doing great work, and we will continue that effort this year as we look to reduce our carbon footprint and increase our stewardship of our natural resources such as clean water and clean air with the development of our Climate Action Plan.”