Mission Zero® A Legacy of Sustainability

Reprinted from Troup Trends Article by Trey Wood

"There is no more strategic issue for a company, or any organization, than its ultimate purpose.  For those who think business exists to make a profit, I suggest they think again.  Business makes a profit to exist.  Surely it must exist, for some higher, nobler purpose than that."

Ray C. Anderson

Out of School, Out of Food: How We End Childhood Summertime Hunger

Arby's CEO Paul Brown calls on fellow business leaders to help end childhood hunger

For many kids, summer comes with the thrill of anticipation of bike rides, swimming, vacations and long, lazy days hanging out with friends. For nearly one million kids in Georgia, however, it’s a much different story. For those in low-income families, summer’s bright promise has been replaced with worry, anxiety and the threat of hunger.

University of Georgia Students Learn Lesson in Service with Arby's Foundation

Bus Proposal Awarded $10,000 Grant to Feed Hungry Kids in Clarke County, GA

“I just saw it as one more project that stood between me and graduation. The more schools we visited and the more children we met though ... the more I realized the privilege and opportunity we had received. We had the ability to really help, to create a program that would have a substantial and lasting impact on the community and individual lives.”

Balfour Beatty Construction Wins Cobb Chamber Cutting EDGE Green Technology Award

Press Release

ATLANTA, April 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Balfour Beatty Construction’s Georgia Division has been recognized for its use of sustainable technologies and awarded the Green Tech/Clean Tech award by Cobb County’s Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented at a recent Cobb Chamber First Monday Breakfast, where the chamber presented its Cutting EDGE Technology Awards to three Cobb businesses.

Green Code and Regulation Round-Up

Florida eliminates solar rebate programs; meanwhile, California curbs Homeowners Associations from prohibiting drought-tolerant plants.


Regulation Information: 
In late November, the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) voted 3-2 in favor of a utility-backed proposal to eliminate solar rebate programs by the end of 2015 and lowering the state’s energy efficiency goals by more than 90 percent. This was decided after a very lengthy debate that lasted almost two hours, and the debate might not be over. Environmental groups are considering whether the PSC violated state law by instituting a policy that leaves utilities with virtually no energy efficiency requirements.

CITGO and Six Flags over Georgia are Fueling Good with Summer Discounts and Exclusive Benefits

Local Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee CITGO Marketers Provide Customers with Six Flags Perks
Press Release

ATLANTA, July 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Petroleum Corporation and its local CITGO Marketers in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee are giving loyal customers discounts on park admission to Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell, Ga. during the Six Flags Fueling Good Summer Discount promotion. Theme park fans are encouraged to fill up their tanks at participating CITGO locations to receive a discount admission offer and perks at the park on select dates this summer.

Bethune-Cookman University's Journey to the Honda Battle of the Bands

The second episode of an 8-video series
Multimedia with summary

The Road to The Honda video series takes a behind-the-scenes look at the 8 bands that participated in the 2013 Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase. Check out the second episode, featuring Bethune-Cookman's Marching Wildcats.

The Honda Battle of the Bands Gears Up for its 12th Annual Showcase


For 12 years, the top Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) marching bands have participated in this music performance program, which begins with a month-long voting process where fans help determine which eight bands will make it to the Invitational Showcase, held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, on January 25, 2014. Since the program’s inception in 2003, more than $2 million in scholarships have been awarded to HBCU music programs nationwide.

Behind-the-Scenes Look at Alcorn State University's Road to the Honda

Honda Battle of the Bands Video Series
Multimedia with summary

The Road to The Honda video series takes a behind-the-scenes look at the 8 bands that participated in the 2013 Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase. Check out the first episode, featuring Alcorn State University's The Sounds of Dyn-O-Mite.

Experience the energy and intensity of preparing for the most celebrated marching band event, Honda Battle of the Bands, with Alcorn State University!



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