March 27, 2012
Live Thrive Receives Environmental Award from Fulton County
Dear Live Thrive:
It is my pleasure to inform you that Live Thrive was nominated and selected to receive an environmental award from the Fulton County Citizens Commission on the Environment (FCCCE). Your organization has demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable contributions in conserving natural resources, protecting and enhancing our environment and building public/private partnerships. The FCCCE is a citizen environmental advisory group appointed by the Board of Commissioners. The purpose of the FCCCE is to investigate environmental concerns; to make recommendations to the Fulton County Board of Commissioners on environmental policies; and to increase public awareness, understanding and involvement concerning environmental issues. The FCCCE recognizes environmental achievement and accomplishment through an annual environmental awards program.
Kevin R. Jones, BS, MPA
Fulton County Citizens Commission
March 23 , 2012
Live Thrive Wins Atlanta Business Chronicle "Ennovation" Award
November 12, 2011
Live Thrive Organizes Metro Atlanta Kids Recycle Day
Atlanta Area Organizations Join Together to Help Sponsor the First Annual Metro Atlanta Kids Recycle Day (Atlanta, Georgia – October 12, 2011)—The first annual Metro Atlanta Kids Recycle Day is scheduled for Saturday, November 12, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Atlanta Civic Center. The Little Green Path Foundation and Live Thrive are hosting the event focused on showing kids what can be accomplished when we all work together to clean up and recycle. The event has gained strong support from a number of top-notch Atlanta area organizations. “We are thankful to have so many wonderful sponsors participate in and contribute to the event,” states Peggy Whitlow, Live Thrive Executive Director. “Our sponsors are setting a great example for the kids by coming together to make a real difference in our community,” states Debbie Smith, Executive Director of The Little Green Path Foundation. Top sponsors include Ernst & Young’s Atlanta office. “As an organization and as individuals, our actions affect the world around us. At Ernst & Young, we understand the importance of combining our energy and enthusiasm with our professional skills to make a difference, which is why we are proud to support the Metro Atlanta Kids Recycle Day event,” states Joe Pearson, Hospitality & Workplace Services Manager/Enterprise Support Services. “Education and entrepreneurship bring real benefits to communities in terms of job creation and social cohesion. And as the world gets smaller, pressures on the environment grow. By focusing on these three areas – education, entrepreneurship and environment – Ernst & Young can assist organizations like Live Thrive and The Little Green path Foundation build a better future.” Global Imports, located in Atlanta, is another key sponsor for the event. “Environmental responsibility is something BMW has been focused on for years. From clean burning diesel engines, to an all-star lineup of fuel-efficient vehicles, BMW is helping to set the standard for a cleaner world. Global Imports BMW, in an effort to do our part on a local level, is happy to sponsor Atlanta Kids Recycle Day,” states Doug DeLoach, Dealer Partner, Global Imports BMW MINI. “It is important that all companies and individuals affect change for the health of our planet, the communities in which we live and the individuals who comprise those communities. Where better to start than with the education of young people regarding recycling, and their responsible role in protecting our environment through hands-on involvement? In this context, it is not a coincidental thought to ‘think Globally, act locally!’ ”
Elf Magic, based in Atlanta, is bringing their magical Elf Magic Elves to the event and Summerville Landing is helping to bring Santa to the event – all to help with recycling toys. In addition, several other organizations, including The Ovie Mughelli Foundation, Gorilla Sacks, Natural Awakenings and the Atlanta Hilton, will be participating as strategic partners and sponsors. Vendors from the Atlanta area will be in attendance to move items being collected along the recycling path. Clean Harbors will be collecting old medications and batteries, RockTenn will be collecting plastic, paper, cardboard and metal items, Atlanta Recycling Solutions will be collecting all electronics, the Ovie Mughelli Foundation will be taking bikes, coats and sports equipment, Embraced Atlanta will be collecting kids orthopedic equipment, Better World Books will collect books and WonderRoot Creative Reuse will help with recycling crayons.
For more details about the event visit www.AtlantaKidsRecycleDay.org
. For companies, organizations or individuals who would like to participate in sponsoring the event, contact Peggy Whitlow, 404.771.5322.
About The Little Green Path Foundation:
The Little Green Path Foundation, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a non-profit organization focused on environmental education for children. The organization’s mission is to provide parents and early childhood educators with opportunities and resources to teach young children about taking care of our Earth and to teach that small steps can make a difference in keeping our Earth happy, healthy and green. For more information, visit www.littlegreenpath.org
or call 404.277.9816.
About Live Thrive:
Live Thrive empowers all people to come together, sharing and exchanging ideas, opportunities and resources to make a positive, healthy change to their community’s environment. “Create a community that cares about a healthy environment.” For more information, visit www.livethrive.org
, or call 404.771.5322.