April 18, 2024


ATLANTA - The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) showcases its commitment to sustainability this Earth Week with two free, family-friendly events on Saturday, April 20, that highlight the Authority’s environmentally conscious community programs and its continued transition to electric vehicles. Nationally recognized for its sustainability efforts, MARTA strives to provide services and implement programs that encourage healthy habits for people and the planet.

MARTA, in collaboration with Global Growers will host an educational event at the Global Growers Community Garden located at Indian Creek Station. This event will highlight the importance of community gardening, sustainable agriculture, and environmental stewardship. Spend the day learning about pollinators, touring the farm with the East African women who run it, and enjoy live performances and lawn games among the greenery. Guests are encouraged to bring their own picnic blankets or lawn chairs.

WHAT:          Global Growers Community Garden

WHEN:          Saturday, April 20

                     9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:        Indian Creek Station

                     3901 Durham Park Road

                     Stone Mountain, Ga. 30083

MARTA:        Take Blue Line to Indian Creek Station

                     The event is a 5-minute walk from the station

Also on Saturday, April 20, MARTA will partner with the City of Atlanta Office of Sustainability and Resilience and Clean Cities Georgia to commemorate Drive Electric Earth Day. The event held at West End Mall features electric vehicles, including an electric MARTA bus, food trucks, and children’s’ activities. 

WHAT:           Drive Electric Earth Day – Atlanta EV Car Show

WHEN:          Saturday, April 20  

                     1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE:        West End Mall

                       850 Oak St SW

                     Atlanta, Ga. 30310

MARTA:         Take Red/Gold Line to West End Station

                     West End Mall is a 4-minute walk from the station

MARTA’s bus fleet is primarily comprised of electric and compressed natural gas buses, with trains and streetcars powered by electricity, and free electric vehicle charging at stations, park and rides, and employee facilities. 

MARTA’s Station Rehabilitation Program which includes the current Airport Station Project, uses only energy-efficient materials, leading to healthier stations for customers and alleviating significant day-to-day maintenance issues and costs. 

MARTA continues to be a strong community partner, implementing programs such as MARTA Markets that bring fresh produce to rail stations in food “deserts,” building soccer pitches at rail stations for a citywide youth soccer league, and partnering with growers to establish community gardens and farms such as the Global Growers farm where Saturday’s event is being held.

To learn more about all MARTA’s sustainability efforts visit MARTA (itsmarta.com).




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