On March 14, Southwire was among 13 water heroes recognized for making significant efforts to protect Georgia’s water at the Georgia Water Coalition’s annual Clean 13 Celebration, held at the Mason Fine Art Center in Atlanta, Ga.
The Georgia Water Coalition is an alliance of more than 200 organizations committed to ensuring that water is managed fairly for all Georgians and protected for future generations. The coalition was formed in 2002 to bring together concerned citizens and groups from around the state. Each year, the coalition recognizes extraordinary efforts of businesses, industries, local governments, non-profit organizations and individuals to protect the water and natural resources of Georgia. In September of 2018, the Clean 13 Report featured Southwire for its sustainability focus, work to protect a local stream and support to integrate solar power into the community.“Given the accomplishments of the other entities that were recognized, I was very excited for Southwire to be included as a recipient,” said Paul Sims, senior director of remediation and public affairs. “Being recognized by the Georgia Water Coalition inspires us to continue to be good stewards of our water resources.”
Those honored at the event included the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Stakeholders; the cities of Augusta, Savannah and Columbia County; Clayton County Water Authority; Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority; Glynn Environmental Coalition; Interface; Dr. Jenna Jambeck of the University of Georgia; Rep. Jon Burns; Lodge on Little St. Simons Island; Riverview Farms; Southwire; C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park; and the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.
For more information about the Georgia Water Coalition or other clean water heroes who were recognized at the event, read the full 2018 Clean 13 Report at https://www.gawater.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Clean-13-2018-Report.pdf. For more Southwire news, stay tuned to southwireblog.com.