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Environmental Stewardship

"Our commitment to protect and conserve our natural resources and support the communities we serve permeates everything we do to provide clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy to millions of customers."

Tom Fanning, Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO

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Amplifying Program Investment

Our partnership efforts have resulted in significant conservation outcomes. Southern Company, in partnership with NFWF, has supported hundreds of conservation projects since 2003.

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Restoring Natural Resources

Southern Company has a long history of partnering with communities, conservation organizations, and natural resource agencies to improve local water quality and aquatic habitats. 

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Recovering Species at Risk

We aim to make a measurable difference for priority species.

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Our Environmental Focus

Southern Company’s focus on natural resource stewardship is integral to our identity. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are proud to support the communities we serve and committed to protecting and conserving our environment. Southern Company’s subsidiaries have a long history of stewarding our environment by protecting and conserving the land and reservoirs surrounding our facilities. We practice conservation and promote biodiversity on our land and recognize our role in helping our neighbors and communities do the same. We understand that prudent use of natural resources is vital to meeting our customers’ needs, and we strive to protect those resources for future generations.

Learn how our partnership programs are making an impact – empowering communities, restoring natural resources, reviving a unique landscape, and recovering species at risk – which can serve as a model for future conservation needs.

Our partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is a model of partnership excellence. We’re making an impact. Our partnership began more than 15 years ago with a focus on restoring and reviving the populations and habitats of Southern birds. Not long after, the program grew into a portfolio of efforts addressing critical conservation needs including long-term restoration of the longleaf pine ecosystem, recovery of imperiled species and community-based stewardship of forests, rivers, coastal areas and wetlands. This successful alliance has generated and accelerated measurable results.

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Amplifying Program Investments

View our interactive map showing hundreds of conservation projects supported by Southern Company since 2003.

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Renew Our Rivers- Celebrating 20 Years

NFWF Partnership