Happy Earth Day!

I know we’re all thrilled at the green, green, green everywhere as publications and organizations ramp up for this weekend’s Earth Day festivities.  P²AD is proud to be sponsoring and participating in the first “Arms Around Atlanta” Earth Day Celebration April 21 & 22.  If you are in the metro area and still looking for a way to be a part of all of the volunteer efforts and festival, we hope you’ll join us!  For more information, visit www.atlantaga.gov.

If your organization has its own Earth Day activities scheduled, please be sure to tell us about them in your Annual Performance Report (Yellow, Red and Blue Partners).  The APR forms will be available at www.p2ad.org/dnr/partners/app on May 1, and are due May 31.  Please let us know if you’ve forgotten your login/password or if you have any other questions about your APR this year.

Finally, we’ve compiled a list of a few other Earth Day happenings around the state.  Enjoy the green buzz!

Augusta – CSRA Earth Day 2007
Atlanta – Earth Share Georgia Party in the Park
Dawsonville – Earth Day “Aussie” Style
Ellijay – 9th Annual Earth Day Ellijay Clean Up & Celebration
Buford – The Green Scene
McRae – Eco Earth Day at Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge
Roswell – Earth Day Kids Fest
Savannah – Earth Day 2007 at Forsyth Park

Blue Level Partner Yamaha Motor Manufacturing is Hiring

Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation in Newnan has an opening for an Associate Environmental Engineer.  They will be responsible for supporting and maintaining YMMC Environmental Programs and Reports to reduce environmental impacts associated with manufacturing and to meet or exceed all federal and state environmental regulations.

Learn about the Latest SPCC rules and OSHA Requirements for FREE

A Georgia Environmental Partnership network meeting will soon be happening near you.  Beginning May 1, meetings will be held across the state to cover the latest news on environmental issues such as new SPCC rules, OSHA updates, and how to make your office sustainable.  Meetings are planned during the month of May for Newnan, Tifton, Macon, Savannah, Augusta, Gainesville and Calhoun.

Open Enrollment

Open enrollment is upon us!  Do you have suppliers, customers or peers that you feel would be a good fit for the Partnership?  Please help us identify these facilities/organizations and we’ll be glad to follow up and get them further information about the program. Applications are available now, but the enrollment period closes May 31.

Building Blocks for a Water Conservation Program

Learn how to build the foundation of your water conservation program on May 22 at a workshop by the Georgia Water Wise Council, a section of the Georgia Association of Water Professionals. This workshop will cover water conservation topics such as conservation rate setting, developing partnerships with the Green Industry, and innovative conservation technology.

Are you using RTO in painting operations?

Yamaha Motor Manufacturing is working to benchmark regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) performance in their painting operations.  Are you using water curtains for solids capture, and an RTO for VOC abatement control?  If so, and you are willing to share information with a fellow Partner, please contact Colin Kieter.

P²AD Technical Assistance Discovers $80,000 in Savings for Beaulieu

As a Partner, you have access to free technical assistance.  Partner, Beaulieu of America, recently took advantage of this benefit at five of their Georgia facilities.  After onsite assessments, P²AD recommended $81,643 in water and energy savings.  Start your savings today by requesting our onsite assistance!

Support Fellow Partners by Volunteering

You can fulfill your community outreach needs and support fellow Partners by volunteering.  Play in the water with Adopt-A-Stream, spend time in the park at Dunwoody Nature Center, or volunteer inside with Earth Share of Georgia.

Partner Spotlight – Center for Transportation and the Environment

The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) is an organization whose goal is to provide resources to anyone committed to the idea and practice of advancing and implementing new transportation technologies.  They offer project development, management resources, funding, and networking opportunities for members and others in the transportation technology industry.