Atlanta Gas Light employees support Earth Day with park clean-up
April 22, 2008
ATLANTA – April 22, 2008 - Atlanta Gas Light has joined with Park Pride, a non-profit parks and green space organization, in support of Earth Day. Employees of Atlanta Gas Light and Park Pride volunteers will pick up trash along Freedom Parkway to celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22.
A grassroots effort to save the environment almost 40 years ago, Earth Day has blossomed into a world-wide endeavor. Earth Day activities in Atlanta range from recycling and unplugging appliances to car-pooling and educational exhibits. All are ways to reduce our effect on the environment, a top priority for Atlanta Gas Light.
“As a natural gas company, we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint, and those of our customers,” said Suzanne Sitherwood, president Atlanta Gas Light. “Our employees who participate in Earth Day initiatives reinforce that goal.”
The efficiency and environmental friendliness of natural gas means that homes using it for heating, hot water and other appliances produce about 40 percent less carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than homes using electric appliances for these services.
Natural gas is the cleanest burning and most efficient fossil fuel, to help us bridge to America’s energy future.
About Atlanta Gas Light
Atlanta Gas Light, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: ATG), provides natural gas delivery service to more than 1.5 million customers in Georgia. In operation since 1856, the company is one of the oldest corporations in the state. For more information, visit http://www.atlantagaslight.com/.
About AGL ResourcesAGL Resources (NYSE: ATG), an Atlanta-based energy services company, serves more than 2.2 million customers in six states. The company also owns Houston-based Sequent Energy Management, an asset manager serving natural gas wholesale customers throughout North America. As a 70 percent owner in the SouthStar partnership, AGL Resources markets natural gas to consumers in Georgia under the Georgia Natural Gas brand. The company also owns and operates Jefferson Island Storage & Hub, a high-deliverability natural gas storage facility near the Henry Hub in Louisiana. For more information, visit www.aglresources.com.
About Park PridePark Pride, founded in 1989, is a nonprofit organization that leads and inspires action for the creation of new parks and greenspace, and the improvement of existing ones. In 2005, Park Pride developed master plans for three new parks, organized a dozen of friends of park groups, successfully advocated for $105 million in park improvement bonds and a $2.6 million increase in the annual parks budget. In addition, Park Pride volunteers spent more than 23,000 hours cleaning and maintaining parks. Park Pride also successfully advocated for and legislation was passed to fund the Atlanta Beltline, a project that will create 1000 acres of new parks and 33 miles of trails in the city of Atlanta.
Contact: AGL Resources