Georgia Pacific Donates to Natural Expansion

Mike Reed and Mike Kawleski

Sustainability Projects at Georgia-Pacific Lead to Donation to Wildlife Sanctuary

April 7, 2017

When Georgia-Pacific’s Broadway Mill in Green Bay won its company’s Environmental Excellence Award, the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary also benefited. The award included a $5,000 donation that could be made to a local environmental project of their choice. The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary was the first place they thought of.

“We’re honored to have our sustainability efforts recognized by this award, and we’re very happy to be able to make this donation to the Wildlife Sanctuary,” said Mike Kawleski, Public Affairs Manager at the Broadway Mill.”“We think the Sanctuary is a worthy recipient because of its numerous environmental educational programs, which will grow with the capital campaign.”

Kawleski says the sustainability projects at the Broadway Mill included installation of a new natural gas boiler and electrical system upgrades which enabled the mill to reduce its energy intensity and environmental footprint.

“We are grateful to receive this donation from Georgia-Pacific,” said Mike Reed, Sanctuary Director. “This puts us another step closer to reaching our goal of raising $3 million for our expansion project that will allow us to double our innovative 4K nature-based education program as well as create additional space for all our highly regarded environmental education programs offered at the Wildlife Sanctuary.”

The Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary are raising funds for the Sanctuary’s capital campaign to build a 12,800 square foot addition adjacent to the current Nature Center building. The addition will provide a gathering space for large groups of students and the public to enjoy, as well as, a secure lower level with more classroom space for children to learn through nature.