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UPS Doubles Carbon Intensity Goal for 2020

  • Company's 2013 "Committed to More" Sustainability Report Highlights Energy, Efficiency and Humanitarian Achievements

  • More Commitment to Transparency by Becoming One of First U.S. Companies to Adopt New Comprehensive Level of Sustainability Reporting

  • More Reductions as absolute carbon emissions decrease 1.5%

  • More Lower-Emission Vehicles Hitting the Road as fleet logged 55 million miles and avoided the use of 5.8 million gallons of conventional gasoline and diesel

  • More than 1.5M gallons of fuel saved annually through ORION Route Optimization

  • More Sustainable Supply Chain Options for Customers like carbon neutral shipping for packages, documents, cargo or freight to anywhere in world

  • More Resilient Global Communities through Humanitarian Aid as UPS enabled 250 humanitarian shipments across 46 countries

UPS® (NYSE: UPS) released its 12th annual Sustainability Report announcing that in addition to reducing overall carbon emissions in 2013, the company also met its 2016 goal of reducing its air and ground fleet's carbon intensity by 10 percent three years early.  Thus, the company has set a new goal to achieve a 20 percent reduction in carbon intensity from transportation by 2020.    

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Livable Buckhead Hires Goats to Mow the Way for New Trail

Local residents, businesses encouraged to “Get Your Goat” and support PATH400

Plans for PATH400 just “goat” serious. Livable Buckhead is calling in a crew of 27 goats who will put their audacious appetites to work clearing vines from the half-mile stretch of PATH400 that is under construction.

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Mountainfilm Festival of Telluride comes to Atlanta

Mark Callaway, Morgan Stanley

Mountainfilm Festival of Telluride version Atlanta starts August 22 at the Plaza Theatre. We interviewed Mark Callaway who is the organizer in Atlanta about the festival.

Q: How many years has the event been in existence?

A: The Mountainfilm Festival of Telluride, Colorado has been around since 1979 and attracts filmmakers, photographers, conservationists, mountaineers and explorers from around the world each May. Mountainfilm on Tour makes stops across the nation and has been around since 2000. For a list of tour stops around the country please visit: http://www.mountainfilm.org/tour/upcoming. I was first introduced to the Mountainfilm on Tour at a showing in Watercolor, Florida and decided to reach out to Henry Lysand at Mountainfilm on Tour and bring the event to Atlanta. There are many who have helped make this a reality and they include Christopher Escobar of the Atlanta Film Festival, my business partner P.J. Hovey and Hillary Bolle. We are all eager for the upcoming second annual Mountainfilm on Tour ATL, presented by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, a firm committed to sustainability.

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Mayor Reed to Lead Eastside Trail Gateway Grand Opening

Mayor Reed on BeltlineThe Gateway Trail connecting the Eastside Trail and Historic Fourth Ward Park opens August 22

The Eastside Trail Gateway, an ADA-accessible path connecting Historic Fourth Ward Park to the Eastside Trail, officially opens at 11 a.m. on August 22 in a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Mayor Kasim Reed. The Gateway begins across from the Angier Springs Road access point of the Eastside Trail and winds down the hill toward the park, connecting at Dallas Street and North Angier Avenue. The ceremony will take place at this intersection on the grassy lawn of Historic Fourth Ward Park.

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Livable Buckhead Makes Significant Strides on Trail, Greenspace Development

PATH400 receives final approval from GDOT; Real estate purchase adds acre of greenspace

PATH400 has cleared a final, crucial hurdle on its way to becoming reality. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), which owns much of the land on which PATH400 is being built, has given its approval to plans for the entire 5.2-mile trail. GDOT had previously approved the half-mile section that is currently under construction between Lenox Rd. and Old Ivy Rd.

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EPA Clean Power Plan Wrap-Up

Well the historic EPA Clean Power Plan public hearings in Atlanta are now complete. With a myriad of activities including one prayer breakfast, two press conferences, two rallies, and one march. There was quite a bit of excitement! To see pictures from the press conference with environmental groups click here. Our apologies to the press conference held earlier in the day with PSC Commissioners as we missed it. We have compiled a list of all the Tweet Diaries, testimony, and press releases from the event. Also, Energy South was down at the event doing man on the street videos. We congratulate them on such excellent coverage.

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