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Have a WET Adventure in June at the Chattahoochee Nature Center

General admission: $6 for Child/$10 Adult/$7 Seniors 65+/$7 Students 13-18/Free CNC Members & Kids 2 and under.  Open Mon-Sat 10-5 pm & 12- 5pm Sunday. Water is our June focus and throughout June you can discover the tiny creatures that live in ponds under the microscopes of the Nature Exchange.  From the Wonderful Water special event to Guided River Adventures, discover water and enjoy summer!   Find more programs on our website at www.chattnaturecenter.orgVisit FACEBOOK for updates. 

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Georgia Ports Authority Commits to Protect Historic Oaks

This Southern Live Oak located at the Georgia Ports Authority Garden City Terminal is estimated to be more than 360 years old. GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz committed today, National Arbor Day, to protect the historic oaks located at the Garden City Terminal.GPA protects and maintains dozens of old growth oak trees

The Georgia Ports Authority announced today a commitment to put dozens of historic trees located on GPA property under protective governance, now and into the future.

“These massive oaks located on GPA property are awe inspiring and have been here long before we were,” said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz. “Today, on National Arbor Day, the Georgia Ports Authority is making an official commitment to protect and preserve these natural and historic assets.”

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Possum Trot 2013

RUN FOR NATURE AT THE 35th Annual Possum Trot 10K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run: Saturday, June 2, 2014

 

Started 35 years ago to help provide critical operating dollars to sustain the oldest and largest nature center in Georgia, the possum is running for the 35th time to benefit for the Chattahoochee Nature Center at 9135 Willeo Road in Roswell.  Join your friends and co-workers to make a team at this amazing annual race on a smooth, certified course with scenic views of the Chattahoochee River.   You’ll be getting in condition for the 201e Peachtree Road Race as well as qualifying for the 2014PT.  This fast paced race course along the scenic Chattahoochee River in Roswell gives runners all the right reasons to run.  Register Online at www.Active.com <http://www.active.com/>  or in any Big Peach Running Company Store. Call 770-992-2055 x 226 for additional information or visit our website at www.chattnaturecenter.org/possum-trot.html.  Register early for a discounted rate of $28 or on site for $35 for the 10K and $15 for the One Mile Fun Run. All participants receive a custom T-shirt featuring the Possum and swag bag.  Post Race festivities and awards presentations take place in the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion with free admission to the Chattahoochee Nature Center included. This race is presented by the Big Peach Running Stores.  We appreciate our sponsors; the City of Roswell for traffic control and Whole Foods Market, who are providing healthy refreshments, plus Aurora Cineplex and Pit Stop. Consolidated Container Company is a Team Sponsor. Runners should allow time to walk from the remote parking lot provided at St. Francis School on Willeo.  Overall and Masters Male and Female finishers in 13 age groups will receive awards at the ceremony held at the conclusion of the race. 

There are three ways to register: Register online at www.active.com, at any Big Peach Running company store, pick-up 5/1-5/30 or mail-in your registration to CNC: 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA 30075. If you register at Big Peach you can pick up your race number when you register.  With mail-in registrations and online registrations, you can pick up numbers on race day only beginning at 6:30 a.m.  For more information, call DeAnn Fordham, at (770) 992-2055, x226 or visit our website: www.chattnaturecenter.org.

Interface Expands and Adapts Definition of Sustainability with evolving Eco and Social Metrics

Latest EcoMetrics™ and SocioMetrics™ data reflect refinements after nearly 20 years of sustainability pioneering

Interface, Inc., the global modular carpet company that has pioneered sustainable business practices since 1994, has just released annual data updating its metrics portfolio to include information on progress towards environmental and social goals. The updated data can be found at http://www.interfaceglobal.com/Sustainability/Our-Progress.aspx.

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Georgia Power to acquire 250 megawatts of wind energy from leading developer EDP Renewables

Georgia PowerMove part of company's ongoing commitment to long-term, diverse energy mix

Georgia Power announced today that it has entered into an agreement with EDP Renewables North America that will add wind energy to the company's diverse energy portfolio.

Through the contracts, Georgia Power will source 250 megawatts (MW) of cost-effective wind energy from EDP's wind farms in southwest Oklahoma. The wind energy purchased through these contracts will provide enough electricity at peak to power more than 50,000 Georgia homes.

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Wind Energy to Power Georgia Homes and Businesses for First Time

Sierra Club and GreenLaw Cheer Decision, Call for More Wind

In a major step forward for the clean energy economy and public health, thousands of Georgia homes and businesses will be powered by clean wind energy imported from Oklahoma by 2016. Georgia Power has announced a deal to import wind energy from Oklahoma to Georgia customers. The wind power will help stabilize energy rates for Georgia Power customers, will provide a boost to a growing domestic industry, and will avoid the need for power generated from dirty fuels like coal or gas.

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