Georgia Leaders Go Green for Earth Day

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Business and nonprofit Georgia leaders (and beyond) gathered at the Georgia Aquarium last Wednesday, April 16, 2014, to celebrate Georgia’s environment and sustainable business practices at the Earth Day Leadership Breakfast, presented by EarthShare of Georgia.

Now in its 12th year, the breakfast featured keynote speaker Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd, a University of Georgia professor and 2013 president of the American Meteorological Society. Environmental updates were presented by several environmental leaders, including Nature Conservancy Executive Director and 2013 100 Most Influential Georgian Deron Davis. The program also included displays from area environmental groups supported by EarthShare of Georgia and business networking.

EarthShare of Georgia also honored and recognized its outstanding community partners, campaign champions, member organizations and the winning Corporate Green Day Challenge companies.

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Deron Davis, Nature Conservancy executive director, right, with Georgia Trend Publisher Ben Young, left.

2014 Winners:
Turner Broadcasting System, Community Partnership Award;

Kaiser Permanente, Campaign Champion Award;

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Member Group of the Year; and

Coca-Cola Co., Corporate Green Day Challenge Award.

EarthShare is hosting its annual Earth Day Party Thursday, April 24, 2014.

Happy Earth Day from all of us at Georgia Trend!

Pictured above: Business and nonprofit leaders enjoy the Earth Day Leadership Breakfast at the Georgia Aquarium.

Image Credit: Ben Young

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