19 Georgia Organizations Commit to Environmental Leadership

ATLANTA (September 10, 2007) – Nineteen 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 111 others throughout Georgia already committed to environmental leadership through the P²AD Partnership Program.

“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 P²AD Partnership Program during the spring 2006 enrollment period:

Red Level

  • Caterpillar Griffin Power Systems, Griffin
  • Shaw Industries Group, Inc. Plant Z, Cartersville

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

  • Atlanta Section – American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 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 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 P²AD Partnership Program 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 P²AD Partnership Program, visit www.p2ad.org.