Atlanta Gas Light employees celebrate Earth Day
April 22, 2009
ATLANTA – April 22, 2009 -- Atlanta Gas Light employees will celebrate Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens with a special day-long event, "Earth Day at the Garden". About AGL Resources
Atlanta Gas Light volunteers will be stationed at various points throughout the gardens. Volunteers will oversee various children's activities including a recycling relay, seed planting and a frog jump. The event includes fun, earth-inspired activities, drop in exploration stations and opportunities to learn about Garden conservation programs.
Earth Day was established to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's environment, with the goal of a healthy, sustainable environment including the promotion of clean energy.
“As a natural gas company, we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment.” said Suzanne Sitherwood, president, Atlanta Gas Light. “Our employees who participate in Earth Day initiatives reflect that commitment to our community.”
Earth Day is also a good reminder to Atlanta Gas Light customers to implement a home energy audit. An audit will show how much energy a home consumes. Discovering and correcting efficiency problems can save a home owner significant amounts of money over time and reduce their carbon footprint.
“By using high efficiency natural gas appliances, Atlanta Gas Light customers are already reducing their impact on the environment,” said Sitherwood.
According to the Department of Energy, homes using natural gas appliances produce about 40 percent less carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than homes using electric appliances for these services.
About Atlanta Gas Light
Atlanta Gas Light, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: AGL), 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.
AGL Resources (NYSE: AGL), an Atlanta-based energy services company, serves approximately 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 www.aglresources.com.
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