EarthShare of Georgia Announces 2016 Earth Day Events

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Wendy Binns
EarthShare of Georgia
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Wendy@earthsharega.org

EarthShare of Georgia Announces 2016 Earth Day Events:
Celebrating Land Conservation and Exciting New Venues!

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 ATLANTA – March 14, 2016 – EarthShare of Georgia is a nonprofit that connects people to trusted non-profits dedicated to conserving and protecting our air, land and water. In April of 2016 we will celebrate Earth Day with three key events designed to foster business and environmental partnerships, increase awareness about the environment and raise critical funds to support EarthShare of Georgia’s mission. This year’s theme of “Land Conservation” will be featured through all three events.

 Corporate Green Day Challenge

Saturday, April 2, 9am at various project sites

Earth Day event sponsors will team-up to green-up at various environmental project sites in and around Atlanta. This volunteer day brings together hundreds of employees to work on a range of projects, including cleaning up parks and stream banks, building trails, collecting trash, planting gardens and mulching trees. The Corporate Green Day Challenge Award is presented at the Earth Day Leadership Breakfast to the company team that shows the greatest leadership in project accomplishment, team spirit, organization and related criteria.  #TeamUptoGreenUp

14th Annual Leadership Breakfast 

Thursday, April 14, 8-10am at the Stave Room at American Spirit Works

Networking begins at 7:30am.

The annual Earth Day Leadership Breakfast provides a forum for the environmental and business and other community leaders to collaborate on solutions that promote a sustainable environment for Georgia. The Leadership Breakfast program, emceed by WSB-TV broadcaster Sophia Choi, will feature keynote speaker Ryan Gravel, AICP, LEED AP, an urban planner, author and Atlanta BeltLine visionary, who will discuss his new book, “Where We Want to Live.” Attendees will enjoy a farm fresh breakfast, networking and group discussions on land conservation topics facilitated by environmental leaders: Sherry Crawley, The Nature Conservancy; Angelou Ezeilo, Greening Youth Foundation; Michael Halicki, Park Pride; Will Harris, White Oak Pastures; Will Johnston, Tiny House Atlanta; Laura LeMay, Georgia ForestWatch; Greg Levine, Trees Atlanta; Rashid Nuri, Truly Living Well; Robert Reed, Southface; Alice Rolls, Georgia Organics; Nathaniel Smith, Partnership for Southern Equity; and, Jay Wozniak, Trust for Public Land. EarthShare of Georgia’s annual awards will be announced recognizing the organization’s 2016 Outstanding Community Partner, Campaign Champion, Outstanding Member Organization and the winning Corporate Green Day Challenge company team. Before and after the program, Tiny House Atlanta will give tours of an onsite tiny house to guests (note: a weekend getaway in this tiny house will be up for live auction at the Earth Day Party on April 21). Registration is online at https://www.earthsharega.org/earth-day/tickets/. #EarthDayBreakfast

21st Annual Earth Day Party 

Thursday, April 21, 7pm on the Roof at Ponce City Market
Georgia’s premier Earth Day celebration brings together a diverse group of grassroots’ environmentalists, devoted philanthropists, and business professionals whose collective goal is to integrate sustainable practices and policies wherever they work, live or play. Party chairs are Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, City of Atlanta Director of Sustainability; and Michelle Wiseman, Pratt Industries. This year’s event brings a unique array of activities, including pre-Party tours of an on-site tiny house presented by Tiny House Atlanta and professional performances and giveaways of the popular Kendama game. There will be an assortment of eco-friendly and experience-oriented auction items, including a weekend rental of Paddleboards, a trip on Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s pontoon boat and a special live auction of a tiny house weekend getaway. Guests will be among the first to enjoy the Ponce City Market’s newly opened rooftop with signature cocktails, live music and delicious food catered by Sun in My Belly. Join EarthShare of Georgia to party under the stars and engage with the environmental and business communities! Tickets are available online at https://www,earthsharega.org//earth-day/tickets/. #EarthDayParty

EarthShare of Georgia is working for the day when our air, land and water are clean, abundant and healthy. Founded in 1992 by environmental non-profit organizations to expand choice in workplace-giving campaigns, and to provide an efficient and secure way to manage donations, EarthShare of Georgia has raised more than 5.5 million dollars on their behalf. These organizations work hard every day to address environmental health risks, restore natural habitats for wildlife protection, reduce the impacts of climate change, improve our air and water quality and much more.

For more information about EarthShare of Georgia and tickets for the Earth Day Events, please visit: www.earthsharega.org and click on the Earth Day event tab.

#EarthShareofGeorgia

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