Community members of the City of South Fulton are concerned about the environmental health impacts of significant industrial development and an unregulated landfill in their community and neighboring cities.
Community members came together with Emory HERCULES in October and November 2019 to share their health concerns, learn about the exposome, and identify a health priority. As a result, a group of residents committed to working together to address industrial pollution in their community.
Community members who came together in Phase 1 were awarded a $1000 Planning Grant in December 2019 to develop an Action Plan to address the community need identified during the Roadshow:
The South Fulton community is overwhelmed with environmental concerns that stem from various sources of contamination throughout the area: a combination of landfills, factories, traffic exhaust and warehouses.
Community members were awarded a $2500 Action Grant in May 2020 to implement their Action Plan from Phase 2.
Project Title: Informing policy makers about point source industrial pollution in the City of South Fulton
- Create Overlay Map: Industrial Point Source Pollution (5 mile radius increments) landfill, SF Pkwy, warehouses, District 4.
- Training Community Educators: In order to inform residents, assists them in identifying and
documenting their concern and pointing them towards best Practices to inform and educate.
- Public Health Spotlight: Monthly section in the COSF newsletter to inform the City and share
GLOWS AND GROWS. The goal is to keep citizens aware of Best Practices and a wide range of Public Health practices.