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Polling Shows Americans Want to Fight Climate Change But Aren't Taking Action

Protecting the Environment is Very Important to Most Americans Who Believe in Climate Change According to Latest Cool Effect Survey - Three Quarters Feel They Can Personally Do Something to Help Save the Planet

Cool Effect™, the innovative online platform crowdfunding for the highest-quality carbon reducing projects around the globe, announced the findings of a nationwide third-party online survey conducted by Ipsos that evaluated consumer sentiment and reasons regarding preserving the health and vitality of our planet. The survey was conducted among individuals 18 and older who believe climate change is caused by humans.

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ArtsBridge Announces Winners of Shuler Awards

ArtsBridge Foundation, producer of the 9th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards – Shuler Hensley Awards, announces the 2017 Shuler Awards winners. Presented by the Georgia Lottery, the awards ceremony was held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on April 20, and televised by Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB).  Awards highlights include:  Overall Production: Heritage High School, Les Misérables; Direction: Dr. Kim Watters, Mike Earnest, & Richard Bristow, Gordon Central High School, The Spitfire Grill; Best Performance by a Leading Actress: Parker Jennings as Dorothy Brock, Greater Atlanta Christian School, 42nd Street andBest Performance by a Leading Actor: Ramone Nelson as Jean Valjean, Heritage High School, Les Misérables.

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Love Musical Theatre, Big Dance Numbers and Show Tunes? Watch the Shuler Hensley Awards on GPB on April 20

If you can’t get enough Cats, Legally Blonde and Dreamgirls, and you know that Grease and Hairspray aren’t just styling products, you’ll want to tune in to the 9th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards! The awards show is the culmination of a year-long professional development program, and will showcase the next generation of Georgia’s musical theatre talent. Presented by the Georgia Lottery and produced by ArtsBridge Foundation, the awards show will air on Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) over its nine-station statewide television network live from Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on April 20, 2017 from 7-9 pm.

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Go Green and Save Green with ecobee3

Georgia Power Earth Day ecobee3 savingsRun an energy efficient home with exclusive deals available on Georgia Power Marketplace

Going green at home is easy and economical with a special deal from ecobee, available exclusively on the Georgia Power Marketplace. As the weather heats up, the ecobee3 Smarter Thermostat will keep your home cool and your energy use low. Originally $249, the ecobee3 is $50 off through the month of April and Georgia Power customers will receive an additional $100 instant rebate, reducing the final price to $99.50. 

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Free nutrition classes offered across Georgia through UGA's SNAP-Ed program

Georgia consistently ranks “poorly in obesity and chronic disease statistics,” and a large segment of the population struggles to put food on their tablesGeorgia consistently ranks “poorly in obesity and chronic disease statistics,” and a large segment of the population struggles to put food on their tables, says Jung Sun Lee, a University of Georgia foods and nutrition associate professor who leads a program aimed at combating these issues. Lee serves as principal investigator for UGA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed).

“We have a great need for this type of program in the state of Georgia, and we have a capacity to meet that need. Food insecurity, people having problems getting the type and amount of food they need, exists in this nation, but it’s hidden and not many people think it’s actually happening,” Lee said.

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United Fresh Start Foundation Now Accepting Applications For New Community Grants Program

Program Expands Foundation’s Mission to Increase Access to Fresh Produce

The United Fresh Start Foundation is now accepting applications for its new Community Grants Program, established to help advance the organization’s mission to increase children’s access to fresh fruit and vegetables. The Community Grants Program extends the foundation’s work beyond the school day, with the goal to provide children in communities across the country with access to fresh fruit and vegetables after school, on weekends, during summer breaks and in other creative venues.

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FPL hosted first anniversary at Manatee Lagoon

Manatee Lagoon's first anniversary celebrated with a weekend full of free family fun on Feb. 4 and 5!

Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery CenterTM ill celebrated its first anniversary with an exciting line up of free, fun-filled family events over the Feb. 4-5 weekend. The facility opened in February 2016 to rave reviews locally and received extensive coverage in regional and national attention.

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