Georgia Aquarium to scale back Emissions Footprint with Greener Life® For Business from Georgia gas

Georgia’s leading gas provider, and Georgia Aquarium today announced that the Aquarium is that the first organization to require advantage of Greener Life® for Business, a replacement service from GNG that purchases carbon offsets on behalf of GNG’s commercial customers to form emissions from their gas use carbon neutral.

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Greener Life for Business demonstrates how GNG can play a crucial role in helping commercial and industrial customers offset emissions while still maintaining day-to-day operations. Through the program, businesses can reduce their emissions footprint significantly without the complications related to building new infrastructure or replacing appliances.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Georgia Aquarium, enabling them to continue counting on gas for his or her operations while also making strides toward their environmental goals,” said Mike Braswell, GNG president and CEO. “GNG is proud to supply this program to support the work of local businesses and contribute to reduced emissions with the utilization of gas .”

“Georgia Aquarium is usually trying to find innovative ways to scale back our environmental impact,” said Dr. Brian Davis, president and CEO at Georgia Aquarium. “Our partnership with Georgia gas and therefore the Greener Life for Business program provides us the chance to scale back our emissions and promote a cleaner, healthier planet.”

“GNG’s Greener Life for Business program is that the latest initiative from the Southern Company Gas family that supports our mission to fuel a cleaner future,” said David Weaver, senior vice chairman of external strategy and environmental affairs at Southern Company Gas. “Many commercial and industrial processes believe the unique, high-heat properties that gas provides. It’s often tough – nor affordable – for these businesses to seek out alternatives. Our goal is to support the continued use of unpolluted , safe, reliable and affordable gas across multiple industries while helping businesses both large and little reduce their environmental footprint.”

The Greener Life program also makes it easy for consumers to scale back their emissions footprint at a reasonable rate of only $4.99/month. For a limited time, residential customers who check in for Greener Life will receive their first six months free.

For all those participating, GNG uses Environmental Protection Agency standards to calculate the quantity of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere from customers’ use of gas . GNG then purchases and retires carbon offsets to balance the impact of these customers’ emissions.

GNG has purchased carbon offsets from the Wolf Creek Landfill Project in Georgia and therefore the Doe Mountain Forest Improvement Project in Tennessee. Each quarter, GNG will retire enough carbon offsets on behalf of residential and commercial participants to completely offset the greenhouse gases released by their gas use the prior quarter.

Residential consumers looking to reduce their environmental impact can visit gng.com/greenerlife.

Additional information on Greener Life for Business are often found at gng.com/business/green.

About Georgia gas

Georgia gas is a component of SouthStar Energy Services. SouthStar is owned by Southern Company Gas, an entirely owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). SouthStar also operates as Ohio gas , Florida gas , Maryland Energy, Pennsylvania Energy, Grand Rapids Energy (in Michigan), and in other parts of the Southeast as SouthStar Energy Services. SouthStar’s subsidiaries in Illinois operate as Illinois Energy and Illinois Energy Solutions.

About Southern Company Gas

Southern Company Gas may be a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.3 million gas customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states with approximately 666,000 retail customers through its companies that market gas . Other businesses include investments in interstate pipelines and ownership and operation of gas storage facilities. For more information, visit southerncompanygas.com.

About Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium may be a leading 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Atlanta, Ga. that’s Certified Humane by the American Humane Association and accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums and therefore the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Georgia Aquarium is committed to performing on behalf of all marine life through education, preservation, exceptional animal care, and research across the world . Georgia Aquarium continues its mission every day to inspire, educate, and entertain its many guests about the aquatic biodiversity throughout the planet through its many exhibits and tens of thousands of animals across its seven major galleries. For more information, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org.