Senior Living

EMC shares 44th Earth Day with community


EMC Public Relations VP Mary Ann Bell, far right, delivers a hanging plant to Janice Sibley and Rebecca Wescott, LPN, at Savannah Court Assisted Living in Newnan for Earth Day 2014. 

When it comes to environmental protection and sustainability, even the smallest acts of green can make a huge difference.

With that message in mind, coupled with the cooperative principle of “Concern for Community,” the Palmetto-based Coweta-Fayette EMC recently celebrated Earth Day by donating hanging flower baskets to Savannah Court Assisted Living in Newnan and Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Fayetteville.

“The little ways we show concern for our planet are just as important as the monumental acts,” said EMC Public Relations Vice President Mary Ann Bell. “Environmental activism and related service projects can be a catalyst, regardless of size or scope. Inspiring others to be good Earth stewards and to appreciate the beauty of our planet are initiatives we support.” In addition to community activities, cooperative personnel marked the 44th annual Earth Day observance by wearing green and participating in office festivities. Green snacks and efficiency brochures were offered to members in Coweta-Fayette EMC’s three office locations, as well as the chance to sign up for a hanging plant drawing. Within the co-op, employees were given reusable grocery totes and encouraged to use them instead of plastic bags.

Coweta-Fayette EMC is a consumer-owned cooperative providing electricity and related services to 75,000 member accounts in Coweta, Fayette, Heard, South Fulton, Clayton, Spalding, Troup and Meriwether Counties.

Green Power EMC, the statewide cooperative devoted to providing power to Coweta-Fayette EMC and other cooperative members using renewable resources, is celebrating its 13th anniversary. The first green co-op in the state, Green Power EMC continues to be the largest, with over 28 MW of green energy produced from biomass (landfill and wood waste), low impact hydro and solar.

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