Atlanta Gas Light awards grant to the Nature Conservancy
June 25, 2008
ATLANTA – June 25, 2008 – Atlanta Gas Light announced today a $25,000 grant to the Nature Conservancy, to be funded by the AGL Resources Private Foundation, The donation ties intoAtlanta Gas Light’s focus area of environmental stewardship. About Atlanta Gas Light
“Through our Foundation, we strive to maintain a keen sensitivity to issues affecting our communities and our business,” said Suzanne Sitherwood, president, Atlanta Gas Light. “We are pleased to champion the Nature Conservancy in their efforts to preserve and enhance the quality of life of our communities.”
The Nature Conservancy's mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. The Nature Conservancy in Georgia has protected over 267,000 acres to date. Through research, on-the-ground conservation and innovative strategies, The Nature Conservancy’s work is helping protect Georgia’s natural heritage for future generations.
“Atlanta Gas Light has generously supported The nature Conservancy in Georgia for almost twenty years,” said Shelly Lakly, director, The Nature Conservancy in Georgia. “This year’s grant will enable us to continue protecting Georgia’s wild places through science-based conservation strategies like habitat restoration and invasive species control.”
About the Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. To date, the Conservancy and its more than one million members have been responsible for the protection of more than 18 million acres in the United States and have helped preserve more than 117 million acres in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.
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 www.atlantagaslight.com
.About AGL Resources
AGL Resources (NYSE: ATG), an Atlanta-based energy services company, serves more than 2.3 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 http://www.aglresources.com
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