At Georgia Power, compliance with federal and state environmental requirements is only the beginning of our environmental commitment. We are committed to being good stewards for Georgia. Our education partnerships and projects work towards conservation, restoration and awareness, so that future generations will have a prosperous and beautiful place to call home.
Through the Georgia Power Foundation, we support environmentally-focused organizations and programs that are working to preserve the natural legacy of our state. In 2017, we invested over $1 million to increase environmental awareness, improve air and water quality, preserve natural resources and protect endangered species.
For more information on how we are complying with federal regulations, visit Environmental Compliance.
The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District announced the launch of the My Drop Counts business water conservation campaign, which encourages local organizations to join in regional efforts to reduce water use and ensure a sustainable future for the Atlanta region.
At Georgia Power, we're committed to building the future of energy while protecting the environment. We strive to maintain a balance that furthers environmental stewardship while providing for growing energy needs and the economy. Environmental leadership is fundamental to Georgia Power’s vision and commitment to stewardship, from our facilities to our corporate headquarters. Each year, we recycle millions of pounds of cardboard, guide wire, paper, plastic, electronic waste and wood from our facilities plus used motor oil and used tires from our fleet department.
As stewards of our environment, it’s important that we provide our customers with ways to care for our natural world, both at home and in the community. Learn more about some of the ways you can practice environmental stewardship.
Georgia's 70,150 miles of streams and rivers need your help. Our waterways provide us with fresh drinking water and recreational opportunities, and it’s up to us to protect and preserve them for future generations.
Each year Georgia Power sponsors and participates in river and lake cleanups around the state near many of our generating facilities. We've helped thousands of volunteers pick up millions of pounds of trash from our state's waterways over the years. We are also a corporate sponsor of Rivers Alive, a volunteer waterway cleanup event targeting streams, rivers, lakes, beaches and wetlands across Georgia. We invite all Georgians to join us and help protect Georgia's waterways through the resources below.
With similar missions to build sustainable communities, Georgia Power has a long-standing partnership with the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation and its community-based affiliates.
For our efforts, Georgia Power was honored in 2013 by the KGB Foundation for minimizing waste and promoting recycling and other methods of responsible waste handling in our state.
Learn how you can get involved and make a difference in Georgia communities with KGB here.