Atlanta women surprised by billboards honoring their clean-energy work
Mark Ruffalo’s ATL100 campaign applauds “Atlanta Power Women” for their leadership on clean energy
ATLANTA – Three Atlanta women got big surprises today, and if you look up as you’re driving around town, you might see them. Mark Ruffalo’s ATL100 campaign surprised these “Atlanta Power Women” by unveiling billboards honoring their leadership in advancing 100% clean energy.
The billboards underline the leading role that women are playing in making clean energy more accessible and affordable for all people, regardless of income, zip code or race.
“In communities across the country women are leading the way to a 100% clean energy future, and today’s honorees are part of that powerful trend,” said Sarah Shanley Hope, executive director of the ATL100 campaign. “We celebrate these ‘Atlanta Power Women’ and leaders like them across America for making our cities, our communities and our nation cleaner, healthier, and more equitable.”
Honoree Malissa “Mali” Hunter is a celebrity chef and partner in Tree Sound Studios. She uses her influential platform to promote healthy eating and environmental sustainability, including adopting clean, efficient energy. Powered by on-site solar energy, Tree Sound Studios boasts top talent such as Toni Braxton, Justin Bieber, Drake and Lenny Kravitz on its client list.
The Rev. Kate McGregor Mosley is executive director of Georgia Interfaith Power & Light, which unites the state’s diverse faith community around the moral case for action on clean energy. She oversees a successful program to help religious institutions across Georgia become more energy efficient in order to reduce operating costs and promote environmental stewardship.
As director of the Building Green Initiative at Clark Atlanta University, Felicia Davis helps historically black colleges and universities reduce
their environmental footprints. Clark Atlanta University is part of the Atlanta University Center, the largest consortium of historically black colleges and universities in the country.
The ATL100 campaign picked up each honoree at work, and took her to a prime spot to view the surprise unveiling of her billboard. These “surprise moments” were caught on camera by the ATL100 campaign, and will be posted on the campaign’s website within the next couple of weeks.
Ms. Hunter’s billboard is located at 98 Ted Turner Drive, NW. The Rev. Mosley’s is at 348 Marietta Street NW. Ms. Davis’s is at 920 Northside Drive NW. The billboards will be on view for one month.
ATL100 is a sub-campaign of the national 100% campaign, which was launched by actors Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCaprio in 2015 to promote 100% clean energy for 100% of the people. Today’s surprises are part of the 100% campaign’s ONE100 Awards program. The program surprises individuals across the country, honoring them for their leadership in the transition to 100% clean energy for all. Other ONE100 Awards events have celebrated clean energy leaders from Buffalo, New York; Highland Park, Michigan; and Oakland, California.
Today’s billboard blitz is the second surprise celebration for ONE100 Award winners in Atlanta. Mark Ruffalo attended a September event at the Plaza Theatre honoring local clean energy “superheroes.” It featured an onscreen tribute from Ruffalo (perhaps best known for playing the Incredible Hulk) and his fellow Avengers star Chris Evans (who plays Captain America).
“The ONE100 Awards highlight the fact that people from all walks of life are giving their 100% to support clean energy,” said campaign co-founder Mark Ruffalo. “Through the ONE100 Awards, we hope to shine a spotlight on the diverse range of Americans who are spearheading innovative approaches to clean energy in community after community, all across America. They are doing important work, and deserve to be celebrated.”
Contact: Carina Daniels