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Shareholders to Southern Company: Transition from Coal to Low-Carbon Business Model

One-third of Southern Company Shareholders Vote for Climate Resolutions By As You Sow and Tri-State Coalition

Shareholder resolutions filed at Southern Company by shareholder advocacy group, As You Sow, and faith-based investor coalition, the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment (“Tri-State CRI”) sent Southern Company’s Board and management a strong message: the time has come to take to reduce carbon asset risk and align its business with a “2 degrees” climate scenario. Southern Company, which generates the third highest level of carbon dioxide of U.S. utilities, and uses the third highest level of coal, has been the subject of investor attention in recent years.

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City of Atlanta Selected to Join The Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities

Atlanta will soon appoint a Chief Resilience Officer to lead local efforts in building a comprehensive resilience strategy

Mayor Kasim Reed announced that 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, has selected the City of Atlanta to join the 100RC Network, a global effort to build urban resilience. As a member of the 100RC Network, Atlanta will gain access to tools, funding, technical expertise, and other resources to build resilience and fight the complex challenges of the 21st Century. “We are honored that the City of Atlanta was selected to join the 100 Resilient Cities Network,” said Mayor Reed. “This partnership will allow our city to leverage tools which will help support our vision to become an even better city tomorrow, and for future generations. We accept the challenge to tackle social and economic challenges and we will work with our key partners to develop a plan which will help promote resilience for our already ascendant city.”

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Atlanta Jazz Festival is this weekend in Piedmont Park: May 27-29

Featuring Latin, Creole, Straight-Ahead and Hip-Hop Inspired Artists

“We are excited about the lineup for this year’s Atlanta Jazz Festival,” says Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “As our city becomes more international and our population younger, we have booked the festival to welcome these new audiences.  From the soulful groove of Gregory Porter, the hip-hop inspired brass of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, the funk-soul-jazz of songstress JOI, and the sensuous stylings of Brazilian artist Eliane Elias, we’ve got a wide variety of jazz flavors on three stages. And admission is free! Make plans now to join us for the 39th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park over Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29.”

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City of Atlanta Joins the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Clean Energy in Low Income Communities Accelerator Program

The City of Atlanta announced that it was chosen to partner with the United States Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Clean Energy in Low Income Communities Accelerator, a program which aims to lower energy bills in low income communities through expanded installation of energy efficient appliances and distributed renewables. As a partner, the City of Atlanta will work to support clean energy adoption for low-income communities citywide.

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City of Atlanta Joins the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Clean Energy in Low Income Communities Accelerator Program

The City of Atlanta announced that it was chosen to partner with the United States Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Clean Energy in Low Income Communities Accelerator, a program which aims to lower energy bills in low income communities through expanded installation of energy efficient appliances and distributed renewables. As a partner, the City of Atlanta will work to support clean energy adoption for low-income communities citywide.

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City of Atlanta Celebrates Launch of Atlanta Design Studio

Atlanta City Studio ribbon cutting with Mayor Kasim ReedFuture-focused design lab launches with Ribbon Cutting and Open House

Mayor Kasim Reed, Department of Planning and Community Development Commissioner Tim Keane and Jamestown LP CEO Matt Bronfman joined city leaders and community stakeholders for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Ponce City Market to celebrate the opening of the Atlanta City Studio. The Atlanta City Studio is the first pop-up urban design laboratory focused on shaping the future of city neighborhoods. The event provided the public with its first opportunity to meet the City Studio project team and experience the space, which includes rotating exhibits about Atlanta neighborhoods and innovative urban design concepts. The studio will also serve as a way to connect Atlanta’s diverse communities.

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