23 Georgia Organizations Commit to Environmental Leadership

ATLANTA (June 12, 2007) – Twenty-three organizations and businesses made strong commitments to protecting and preserving the environment by joining the Pollution Prevention Assistance Division (P²AD) Partnership Program. These newly accepted Partners join 91 others throughout Georgia already committed to environmental leadership through the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia.

“P²AD Partners lead the way in implementing sound environmental practices, recognizing that what’s good for the environment can also be good for the bottom line,” said Bob Donaghue, director of P²AD. “The continuing strong response to our Partnership Program underscores the value of performance-based programs such as ours.”

The Partnership Program offers four levels of participation: White, Yellow, Red, and the highest achievement level, Blue. The entry level for each business or organization is based on activities already in place as well as those to be completed during the term of Partnership. The following were accepted into the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia during the fall 2006 enrollment period:

Red Level

  • Arizona Chemical-Valdosta
  • Fort Gordon
  • US Army Infantry Center, Fort Benning
  • Rockwell Collins-Atlanta Service Center, Atlanta

Yellow Level

  • Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge, Dawsonville
  • Beaulieu Commercial, Adairsville
  • Beaulieu Fibers-Caltex, Calhoun
  • Beaulieu Fibers-Dalton
  • Beaulieu Fibers-Gainesville
  • Bumper Plus, Marietta
  • Emory Conference Center Hotel and Emory Inn, Atlanta
  • George T. Bagby State Park and Lodge, Fort Gaines
  • Langboard OSB, Quitman
  • Little Ocmulgee State Park, McRae
  • Mohawk-Sugar Valley
  • Mohawk Home-Corporate Drive, Dalton
  • Murray Fabrics, Chatsworth
  • Red Top Mountain State Park and Lodge, Cartersville
  • Reynolds Mansion, Sapelo Island
  • Smithgall Woods Conservation Area and Lodge, Helen
  • T.O.P. Farms, Snipesville
  • Unicoi State Park and Lodge, Helen

White Level

  • Hotlanta Adventures, Atlanta

The Pollution Prevention Assistance Division (P²AD) is a non-regulatory division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Since 1993, P²AD has provided free, confidential environmental technical assistance in the areas of pollution prevention, resource conservation, waste reduction, by-product reuse and recycling. In 2004, P²AD established the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia to foster environmental leadership and recognize superior environmental performance. It is free and open to any business or organization that operates in Georgia. P²AD Partnership offers a variety of incentives, including cost savings through increased efficiencies, potential regulatory flexibility, free technical assistance and training, and access to networking and mentoring among peers, state and local officials. For more information about P²AD and the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia, visit www.p2ad.org.