April 22nd is Earth Day - SAGE - Sweet Auburn Green & Equitable Initiative was launched by the Historic District Development Corporation
Saturday, April 22nd is EARTH DAY. The first SAGE (Sweet Auburn Green & Equitable) Festival occurred earlier this month. What’s SAGE? It stands for the Sweet Auburn Green and Equitable District. Organized to create a holistic strategy for driving sustainable redevelopment and investment in our communities by our communities. This lofty goal is being driven by the Historic District Development Corporation, one of the oldest such organizations in Atlanta, the Sweet Auburn Historic District, and a small group of dedicated community members. Their focus is to ensure that African-Americans can always consider Sweet Auburn a destination for continued support. Chenee Joseph, a community development professional and Executive Director of the Historic District Development Corporation, joins us to discuss the organization’s new initiative.
I ask Joseph to explain what the Historic District Development Corporation is and what it does. She speaks about the organization that was started by Coretta Scott King in 1980. It is the only organization dedicated to making affordable housing available in the Old Fourth Ward.
I asked about the SAGE Festival and initiative, Joseph explained that it is a coming together of the community to holistically unite and work together to promote growth along with community sustainability. SAGE will serve as a launching pad for upcoming events, including three community gardens, entrepreneurial programs, and more. The ultimate hope is that the community can economically support and improve itself.