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scene + heard
The EPA announced its WaterSense 2016 awards and Athens was represented! Congrats to the Athens-Clarke County Public Utility’s Water Conservation Office, named Promotional Partner for its Certified Blue Program. The EPA has nearly 1,700 WaterSense Partners and only 20 were awarded this year. mPrint worked with the Conservation Office to create brochures, site graphics, coasters, napkins, decals and certificates for Certified Blue – an innovative recognition program for area bars and eateries with good water stewardship.
Certified Blue design also won the Savvy Award for Excellence for Best Use of a Promotional Item. The Savvy Award was presented to Athens-Clarke County in September, 2016 in San Antonio.
connecting art + community
Jessica Magnarella, designer and owner of mPrint Design, was recently selected for the board of directors of the Athens Area Arts Council (AAAC).
The non-profit organization strives to integrate Athens’ artists with area educational systems, economy, and culture. AAAC collaborates with area art organizations, offers artist grants and sponsors events that increase our community’s exposure to art. As a board member, Jessica will help with promotion, fundraising and events. She says, “art has been so integral to my life and such an empowering force – I’d love for others to be emboldened by it too. The AAAC has a 20 year presence in Athens. I’m looking forward to working with them for community-centered arts.” Visit athensarts.org
way to shine!
When Walton EMC, a local electric cooperative, asked mPrint to help promote their solar farm, we were radiant (bad pun, but seriously, what a bright idea). Earth-friendly energy solutions are a personal interest of ours.
Plus, this farm offers a leasing opportunity for members who might otherwise face barriers to solar such as high cost, poor roof angles, too much shade, or landlord restrictions. Walton EMC’s solar program, the largest community solar project in the eastern U.S. has been an incredible success. A second farm is already under way – with a waiting list! Coordinator Greg Brooks was recently featured in Stories of Solar, created by the Southern Environmental Law Center. Kudos, Walton EMC!