Providing environmental leadership is fundamental to Georgia Power's vision and our commitment to create sustainable change. Here are just a few examples of how we uphold that commitment.
Project WINGS (Wildlife Incentives for Nongame and Game Species) is Georgia Power's rights-of-way management program that was initiated to protect existing or create new wildlife habitats under electrical transmission lines. Find out more about this innovative and environmentally aware program.
Together with the Department of Natural Resources for Wildlife Management Areas and state parks, Georgia Power works to conserve our forests and wildlife habitats. See how we care for Georgia's wooded areas, and what you can do to support these initiatives.
Georgia Power partners with 21st Century Leaders to develop leadership skills and environmental awareness in high school seniors, juniors and sophomores. The week-long EarthCare program at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, offers students a hands-on opportunity to explore leadership challenges facing the environment, while seeking to sustain and strengthen the environment for future generations.
Renew Our Rivers
The award-winning Renew Our Rivers program is a grassroots effort that brings volunteers together to remove debris and litter from rivers, lakes and other waterways in the Southeast. Every year, approximately 1,500 employees help remove about 100 tons of trash from Georgia lakes and rivers.
Georgia Power proudly participates in the Avian Protection Program sanctioned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The program helps keep migratory birds safe from electrical equipment, including transmission lines and distribution substations. In addition to taking steps to reduce mortality risk to avian species, the program encourages ways to enhance avian populations or habitats, such as developing safe nesting platforms. Georgia Power follows transmission standards that are avian-safe, especially on smaller lines where conductors are closer together and insulator strings are shorter.
Georgia Power is caretaker of 1,000 acres of land in Putnam County that encompass the Rock Hawk effigy mound and the hiking trails around it. The Rock Hawk effigy mound is a historic Native American monument estimated to be more than 2,000 years old.
Making Every Day
As part of Georgia Power's tribute to Earth Day, employees take action to protect the environment, ranging from small things like conserving water, recycling or using compact fluorescent light bulbs to big things like promoting energy efficiency.
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Electric vehicles come in a variety of makes, models and price points, so chances are there is an EV that is perfect for you.
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In 2012, more than 400 Georgia Power employees took part in 46 projects to celebrate Earth Day.
Join a growing community of Georgians who support our environment and help generate more renewable power through the Green Energy Program.
Energy Education for Kids
Have fun learning about electricity and power companies at our educational website, Learning Power.
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