Summer 2016 Issue of Georgia-Pacific At Work
 

Politicians & Penguins

From the Georgia State Capitol to the Georgia Aquarium, one group of high school students from Early County spent a day learning at two of the most prominent landmarks in Georgia, with support from GP's Pulp and Paper Mill in Cedar Springs, Ga.

Youth at Aquarium

 
   

The Power of 'Small'

It's a place where the energy's high, the ambition prevalent and the opportunities for learning, well, endless. We're talking about the 2016 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit. Held in Miami Beach, Fla., the Summit gathered more than 1,200 leaders, entrepreneurs, business owners, and those aspiring to become just that, for a four-day meeting of the minds. And this year, Georgia-Pacific was back as a key sponsor, along with our parent company Koch Industries, to host the Summit's Small Business Awards Luncheon.

Molson at Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit
 
     
 

Summer School For Teachers


It may be summertime, but for 37 teachers the lessons are just getting started. This year, we're giving our largest group of educators to-date the chance to attend hands-on training programs during their summer break.

 
     
 



They risk their lives for us, and now, through the "Make it Better" initiative, we hope to do just that for our veterans. GP PRO is giving a minimum of $75,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project this year. The money helps support caregiver retreats, stress relief programs, career and education opportunities, and more. To all our veterans and active duty military, we say thank you for your service.

School's out! And for many families, that means summer camp. Through the GP Foundation, Alabama River Cellulose donated $5,000 to the Monroeville Area YMCA to support The Y's summer and afterschool camps.

"A book is a gift you can open again and again." We certainly agree! Over 1,500 people gathered for the First Annual Ruby Bridges Reading Festival in Memphis, Tenn., thanks in part to a $10,000 gift by GP to the National Civil Rights Museum, which sponsored the reading festival.

The Cornerstone Award from United Way of the Big Bend (Tallahassee, Fla.) was awarded to GP's Foley Cellulose Mill for raising between $100,000 and $249,000 for the campaign. We're so honored to have lent a hand to this important campaign which supports more than 20 partnering agencies in Taylor County. Learn more at www.uwbb.org.

Keep on flowing! Flint RiverQuarium in Albany, Ga., will create new learning exhibits and education programs for its river habitat thanks to an $8,000 contribution by the GP Foundation, Cedar Springs Containerboard and Albany Packaging. The RiverQuarium helps interpret the geologic, hydrologic, ecologic and climactic conditions of the Flint River Basin to educate visitors and future generations on the vital importance of our natural resources.

 
   
 
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