Free Training to Explore Your Environmental Footprint

Are you interested in developing an Environmental Management System (EMS)? Have a new employee who needs to get up to speed on the basics of your system? Here’s your opportunity and it’s free! The Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia and the Georgia Environmental Partnership (GEP) will offer a free training event on June 28. The morning session will cover the basics of an EMS including requirements for Partners and tips on how to get started. The afternoon session will explore a common sense approach to reducing your environmental footprint by identifying, evaluating and managing your environmental aspects and impacts. Up to 3 people from your organization can attend one or both training sessions at no cost. Last year’s attendees called the event “excellent” and “very informative”, something you won’t want to miss, click here for details.

APRs Due May 31

Thank you to the many Partners who have already submitted their annual performance reports.  If you still need to submit your APR, click here. If you joined the Program in spring or fall 2006, you do not have to submit an APR this year.

*All White Level Partners, please complete a Participation Survey and Renewal of Support by May 31 by clicking here.

Open Enrollment Ends May 31

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 by clicking here through May 31.

Support Delta’s Force for Global Good

Delta Air Lines is implementing a voluntary carbon offset program.  Beginning June 1, 2007, you can add a donation to fund the planting of trees in sustainable managed forests around the globe when you book your ticket at 100 percent of your donation will go to The Conservation Fund.

Recycle Your Discs

Are you throwing your unwanted CDs, DVDs and their packaging in the trash? Why not recycle them!  Find out how at

GAWP 2007 Industrial Award Winning Facilities

Recently, the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) recognized several Georgia industrial facilities for their outstanding efforts in water resource protection and water conservation.  Beaulieu of America, a Yellow Level Partner, won the award for pollution prevention/waste minimization/water reuse. Also a Yellow Level Partner, Georgia Power Company’s Plant Bowen was recognized with a GAWP Gold Award. Congratulations to these Partners for their award-winning programs.

New EPP Solution – Corrugated Pallets

For most organizations who ship/receive volumes of suppies and products, pallets can be a problematic and costly waste stream to manage.  P2AD has learned of a new product that may provide a novel solution.  The PalletKraft Pallet combines the cost-savings of an ultra lightweight pallet with the strength and durability of a traditional solution. Pallets absorb shock and vibration and can be customized to fit your needs. They are partially made from recycled paper products and are easily recycled. Check them out at  Note:  This is not a complete list of pallet alternatives. Please check the Internet or your phone book for alternatives and contact individual businesses for current pricing and policies. The mention of Web sites, commercial products, trade names, or vendors does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation for use.

Partner Spotlight – The Clean Air Campaign

May is the beginning of smog season and this year you can make a difference by supporting a White Level Partner, The Clean Air Campaign. Their mission is to motivate Georgians to take action to improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion. The Clean Air Campaign works year-round to educate the public and promote the use of commute alternatives. They also partner with employers to promote clean commuting in the workplace and work with schools to empower children to get involved in cleaning the air. If you would like to get involved, visit