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News: U2030 and Georgia Power Join Forces with Park Pride to Beautify Atlanta

Atlanta, GA – April 10, 2024 – The Utility 2030 Collaborative (U2030) and Georgia Power are thrilled to unveil its partnership with Atlanta-based Park Pride for a transformative community service project leading up to the highly anticipated Design Thinking Masterclass: U2030 Design-Think-a-Thon. Set for May 14-15, 2024, the masterclass—focused on “Breaking Down Silos to Overcome the Energy & Water Capacity Dilemma”—will unfold at Georgia Power’s headquarters in downtown Atlanta on Ralph McGill Blvd., commencing with a networking lunch at Georgia Power at 11:30 AM. As an optional precursor to the event, the Park Pride Project will run from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM that day, with transportation provided. An estimated thirty masterclass members will be involved in the project, contributing approximately 120 people-hours and another $2500 in charitable donations from U2030.


According to Michael Halicki, Executive Director of Park Pride, “We're grateful to partner with U2030 and Georgia Power on this volunteer day supporting Atlanta’s greenspaces. Working together to improve our parks is an excellent way to show respect for the environment and the people who live and work here.”


U2030 strives to uplift and support people, and enhance their well-being, including the communities it serves. Rooted in the endeavor to understand and empathize with stakeholders, including utility customers, U2030’s community service initiatives enable its members to forge of personal bonds while simultaneously expressing gratitude to the cities hosting U2030’s events.

“Establishing personal connections through community service projects transcends mere data and statistics. This collaboration with Park Pride epitomizes our commitment and excitement for fostering positive change within Atlanta and beyond," remarks Christina Corcoran, COO of U2030. "It embodies our shared values and dedication to uplifting communities and our environment, where every effort counts towards creating a brighter future for all."


To learn more about U2030’s Community Service Program, visit


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For masterclass information and registration details, please visit May 2024 Masterclass - U2030 ( To participate in the community service project, RSVP when you register for the masterclass here: 


About the Utility 2030 Collaborative (U2030)

The Utility 2030 Collaborative (U2030) is a dynamic community of utility professionals dedicated to amplifying the impact of utility transformation efforts. Focused on the success and personal well-being of our diverse membership body, U2030 is a knowledge transfer service offering inventive engagement opportunities at the nexus of utility customers and operational excellence. Inspiring services include Events, Programs, Advisory Services, and Resources.


About Park Pride

A trusted Atlanta-based nonprofit for 35 years, Park Pride engages communities to activate the power of parks! Working with over 100 local Friends of the Park groups across 200 greenspaces, Park Pride provides leadership, services, and funding to help communities realize their dreams for parks that support healthy people, united neighborhoods, a resilient city, and a healthy environment. Park Pride is active in greenspace advocacy and educating both civic leaders and the public about the benefits of parks, and annually hosts the Parks & Greenspace Conference. Learn more about Park Pride at




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