Business and non-profit leaders of Georgia and beyond will gather to celebrate Georgia’s environment and sustainable business practices at the Earth Day Leadership Breakfast. Now in its 12th year, the Breakfast will feature a keynote speaker, environmental updates from several environmental leaders, displays from area environmental groups supported by EarthShare of Georgia, and business networking. Each year EarthShare of Georgia honors and recognizes its outstanding community partner, campaign champion, member organization and the winning Corporate Green Day Challenge company green team . The 12th Annual Earth Day 2014 Leadership Breakfast was held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from 8:00-10:00 am, at the Oceans Ballroom, The Georgia Aquarium.
The 2014 keynote speaker was Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd. Dr. Shepherd is a leading international expert in the area of weather, climate, and atmospheric related sciences. Dr. Shepherd is the President of American Meteorological Society (AMS), the nation’s largest and oldest professional/science society in the atmospheric and related sciences. He is only the 2nd African American to hold this post. Dr. Shepherd is Director of the University of Georgia’s Atmospheric Sciences Program and Professor in the Department of Geography. His keynote address entitled, "Prehistoric, Contemporary, Futuristic: For Water, It's Alll The Same, Or Is It?" will focus on water issues and the correlations to climate change, while offering ideas on sustainable ways individuals and businesses can help conserve Georgia’s environment. Click here to view his full bio.
Last year, EarthShare of Georgia presented Leap Communications with the 2013 Outstanding Community Partner award for their generous donation of pro-bono graphic and print design services since 2011 to EarthShare of Georgia, Cox Enterprises with the 2013 Campaign Champion Award for their strong employee-giving campaign that grew by 21% from 2011 to 2012, Trees Atlanta with the 2013 Outstanding Member Group of the Year award for exceeding their annual requirements in all areas as a member group of EarthShare of Georgia, and EarthShare of Georgia’s 20thanniversary Community Leadership Award was presented to our presenting sponsor Kaiser Permanente in honor of 10 years of partnership with EarthShare of Georgia.
The 2013 Corporate Green Day Challenge award was presented to Bank of America. For areas of improvement on their evaluation form, Bill Lide, the project supervisor simply put “I can’t really say that anything could have been done better. I guess if they had brought us breakfast and tickets to the final four, but that is pushing it.”
12th Annual Earth Day 2014 Leadership Breakfast
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from 8:00-10:00 am
Oceans Ballroom (located on the first level of the Georgia Aquarium parking deck)
225 Baker St. NW Atlanta, GA 30313