Georgia Power Celebrates Earth Month This April

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Georgia Power is celebrating April as Earth Month with employees across the state engaged in environmental service projects throughout the month. Each year, hundreds of employees volunteer to help clean up the state's waterways, plant trees and bushes, host local park cleanups and more. The annual event is part of the company's longstanding mission to be a Citizen Wherever We Serve and to protect and preserve the state's natural resources. 

"Environmental stewardship is a core value for every Georgia Power employee in every community in which we serve," said Mark Berry, vice president of Environmental & Natural Resources for Georgia Power.  "For more than a century, we have been committed to taking care of the state we all call home and this commitment really shines during Earth Month."

In addition to Earth Month events, Georgia Power sponsors and participates in river and lake cleanups around the state throughout the year. These events are hosted and sponsored by Georgia Power through Southern Company's Renew Our Rivers initiative. The company is also a corporate sponsor of Rivers Alive, a volunteer waterway cleanup initiative targeting streams, rivers, lakes, beaches and wetlands across Georgia. Since 2003, Georgia Power employees and other volunteers statewide have removed more than 2 million pounds of trash through the program.