Introducing New P²AD Partners
Please join us in welcoming 18 new Partners to the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia and congratulating one Partner for advancing during the Spring 2007 Enrollment. The newly accepted Partners include:
Red Level – Caterpillar Griffin Power Systems, Griffin · Shaw Industries Group, Inc. Plant Z, Cartersville (Yellow Level Partner since Spring 05)
Yellow Level – Carter Custom Carpets, Inc, Rome · Life University, Marietta · Mohawk Home Distribution Center Marine Drive, Calhoun · Solvay Advanced Polymers, LLC, Augusta · The Georgia Aquarium, Inc, Atlanta · The Urban Gardener, Inc., Atlanta
White Level – American Institute of Chemical Engineers Atlanta Section, Smyrna · CIFAL Atlanta · ComputerReturns.net, Atlanta · Ecolink, Inc., Tucker · Flexcar, Atlanta · Georgia Conservancy, Atlanta · Georgia Municipal Association, Atlanta · Georgia Traditional Manufacturers Association, Inc, Atlanta · Lake Homeowners Alliance, Snellville · Renuvate Sustainable Products, Duluth · The NewFields Companies, LLC, Atlanta
The Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia is proud to announce the keynote speaker for the 2007 Natural Leaders Awards on October 16 will be Jeffrey Hollender, President and Chief Inspired Protagonist of Seventh Generation.
For the morning workshop preceding the awards luncheon, we are seeking Partners to share best practices with fellow Partners. Concurrent case study sessions will follow a unique “World Café” dialogue on sustainability. Partner presenters in the case study sessions will have the option of a traditional presentation approach, or sharing their success story through a continuation of this facilitated conversation. Please let us know by Sept. 10 if you have something to share and which format you prefer. Online registration for the 2007 Natural Leaders Awards is now open. Registration fees have been increased this year, however, scholarships are available by contacting Sarah.
On August 27, the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia teamed with EPA Performance Track to host a Joint Recruitment Event at the Georgia Aquarium. Thank you very much to all of the Partners who participated in the event, recommended invitees, and a special thanks to The Georgia Aquarium, a Yellow Level Partner, for hosting the event and providing a behind-the-scenes tour.
Did you know that September 17-23 is National Pollution Prevention Week? Watch your inbox for an email from P²AD including P2 Tips for your office and a link to an exciting new tool we’ve developed. We encourage all of our Partners to use this week to remind their employees of their commitment to pollution prevention activities and hope you’ll find our tips worth forwarding to your networks.
Milliken & Company launched an Energy Conservation Initiative on August 24 at their LaGrange facility, a Blue Level Partner. During the event, proclamations from local and state officials were announced, acknowledging Milliken’s sustainable practices. Through this Energy Conservation Initiative, Milliken pledges to expand energy conservation activities and encourage employee participation by asking all Georgia employees to join the ENERGY STAR Pledge and providing them with a CFL, courtesy of Georgia Power. Through this effort, Milliken & Company expects to greatly decrease their Georgia employee’s energy use at work and home. For more information on how your organization can start such an initiative, contact Becky.
P²AD Partners employing less than 100 employees are invited to take advantage of a free service in Georgia to help small businesses achieve environmental compliance. The Small Business Environmental Assistance Program provides free and confidential technical assistance to help small businesses with air, water, and hazardous waste regulations. To learn more about their services, visit http://www.gasmallbiz.org.
Georgia Adopt-A-Stream, a citizen volunteer water quality monitoring and stewardship program, has been a P²AD Partner at the White Level since 2004. The program partners with citizens, local governments, and organizations throughout the State to study and protect the streams, rivers, lakes, and wetlands of the State. There are several upcoming opportunities to get involved through training sessions and cleanup events, visit www.georgiaadoptastream.org for details.