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Sustainability

Home to the world’s largest, highly protected and carefully controlled college campus, Berry College, Rome, Georgia has been designated by the Department of Interior as a Preserve America Community, was named an exceptional Main Street by multiple publications, and a USA Bee and Tree City for multiple consecutive years. Many sustainable and philanthropic organizations call Rome home. Our community is highly dedicated to historic and environmental preservation.

Many organizations committed to meaningful work call Rome and Floyd County their home. The Davies Shelter, Ruth and Naomi House, and the Hospitality House host widows and homeless people for various periods of time. The Community Kitchen accepts donations and feeds local citizens in need of financial support. The United Way teams up with nonprofit partners, local government and business, and industry and community leaders across Floyd County to identify and prioritize the greatest challenges the community faces.
There are roughly 47 buildings in Rome and Floyd County listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Authorized by the national Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and recognize public and private support to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources.

Rome, Georgia is a place where its industries care for the local community. International Paper is undergoing a massive pipeline expansion and agreed to plant 15 new trees per year in parks around the county as part of their Arbor Day Tree Recovery program.

Marshall Forest has one of the last stands of old growth pine-hardwood timber in Northwest Georgia and is the only virgin forest within the city limits of any city in the USA. The forest was the First National Landmark in Georgia, designated by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1966. The site is home to over 300 species of plants and 55 tree species in 3 distinct plant communities: pine-oak, chestnut oak, and mixed hardwood forest.

We hope that you will invest to further enrich the sustainability of Rome’s thriving community.