EarthShare of Georgia is organizing events this month to promote environmental stewardship to leaders from the business world, both sponsored by Kaiser Permanente

This year’s Corporate Green Day Challenge on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to noon allows employers in both the public and private sector to match employee teams to community environmental projects.

More than 1,000 volunteers participated in the 2010 Corporate Green Day Challenge at 25 locations throughout Atlanta and beyond. These corporate volunteers exchanged their suits for work boots and garden gloves, to clean up parks, pull privet and clean streams.

All participants must be employees of Earth Day 2011 Sponsor Companies. To sign up, download the Earth Day Sponsorship Packet at
On Wednesday, April 20 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Georgia Aquarium, business and non-profit leaders from metro-Atlanta will gather to celebrate innovations in sustainable business practices at the Earth Day 2011 Leadership Breakfast.

Organic fare will be provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering and Whole Foods Market. The year’s keynote speaker is Rhett Turner, filmmaker, photographer and president of Red Sky Productions, a state of the art international film production company focusing on documentary films for global television audiences and private corporations.

Turner’s most recent project is a documentary – Chattahoochee: From Water War to Water Vision – highlighting the longstanding conflict about the 20-year-old struggle between Alabama, Florida and Georgia.

The program will also include the annual Earth Day awards program to honor and recognize EarthShare’s outstanding community partner, campaign leader, member organization, and the winning Corporate Green Day Challenge company green team.   A limited number of individual tickets are available for $100 each.  Register online at

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.