Georgia Aquarium to Reduce Emissions Footprint with Greener Life® for Georgia Natural Gas Companies

Greener Life for Business demonstrates how GNG can play an important role in helping commercial and industrial customers offset emissions while maintaining day-to-day operations. Through this program, companies can significantly reduce their emissions footprint without the complications associated with building new infrastructure or replacing equipment.

“We are delighted to partner with the Georgia Aquarium, allowing them to continue to depend on natural gas for their operations while progressing towards their environmental goals,” said Mike Braswell, President and CEO of GNG. “GNG is proud to offer this program to support the work of local businesses and help reduce emissions through the use of natural gas.

“Georgia Aquarium is always on the lookout for innovative ways to reduce our environmental impact,” said Dr. Brian davis, President and CEO of the Georgia Aquarium. “Our partnership with Georgia Natural Gas and the Greener Life for Business program gives us the opportunity to reduce our emissions and promote a cleaner, healthier planet.

“GNG’s Greener Life for Business program is the latest initiative of the Southern Company Gas family that supports our mission to power a cleaner future,” said David Tisserand, Senior Vice President of External Strategy and Environmental Affairs at Southern Company Gas. “Many commercial and industrial processes rely on the unique high temperature properties of natural gas. It is often not easy – or affordable – for these companies to find alternatives. Our goal is to support the continued use of clean, safe, reliable and affordable natural gas products in multiple industries while helping businesses large and small reduce their environmental footprint. ”

The Greener Life program also makes it easy for consumers to reduce their emissions footprint at an affordable rate of just $ 4.99/month. For a limited time, residential customers who sign up for Greener Life will receive their first six months free.

For all participants, GNG uses Environmental Protection Agency standards to calculate the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere by customers’ use of natural gas. GNG then purchases and withdraws carbon offsets to balance the impact of these customers’ emissions.

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

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

Additional information on Greener Life for Business is available at gng.com/business/green.

About Georgia Natural Gas

Georgia Natural Gas is part of SouthStar Energy Services. SouthStar is owned by Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). SouthStar also operates under the names of Ohio Natural Gas, Florida Natural Gas, Maryland Energy, Pennsylvania Energy, Grand Rapids Energy (in Michigan), and in other parts of the South East under the name SouthStar Energy Services. SouthStar subsidiaries in Illinois operate under the names of Illinois Energy and Illinois Energy Solutions.

About Southern Company Gas

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

About the Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium is a premier 501 (c) (3) nonprofit located in Atlanta, Georgia, certified cruelty-free by the American Humane Association and accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Georgia Aquarium is committed to working on behalf of all marine life through education, preservation, exceptional animal care, and research around the world. The Georgia Aquarium continues its mission every day to inspire, educate and entertain its millions of guests about aquatic biodiversity around the world through its hundreds of exhibits and tens of thousands of animals in its seven main galleries. For more information, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org.

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