December 2008

Across TVA

Telling TVA’s story in pictures

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This town means ‘bizness’

TVA partnered with Clinton Utilities Board to sponsor a store front in Biztown, a Junior Achievement initiative in Clinton, Tenn. The program supports 5,500 children from Knox-area schools by bringing them in for a hands-on civics lesson. The students learn the inner workings of a town, and then they operate the businesses in the town for the afternoon. The employees, aka JA students, perform energy audits and recommend energy savings to the other businesses. TVAkids.com is available on kiosks in Biztown.

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Supporting education

From left, Carnes Elementary School Principal Terry Boone, receives a $1,000 check from Scott Hambrick, Allen Fossil Plant manager, and Elroy Poag, Technical Services analyst.

Carnes is Allen’s Partner In Education school. The money will be used for the school’s Accelerated Reader Program to purchase books and rewards for students who meet and exceed their goals.

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Working for wildlife

From left, Samantha Strickland, Damien Simbeck, Ralph Stumpe, Samantha Hartsell, R.J. Moore and Randy McCann are among the Office of Environment & Research employees who have worked to enhance wildlife habitat and diversity on the Muscle Shoals/Wilson Dam reservation. These efforts have earned TVA the Wildlife Habitat Council’s recertification in the Wildlife At Work program. For the past eight years, employees, community volunteers and local environmental partners have helped plan, implement and maintain community projects on the reservation for public recreation. The reservation has more than 13 miles of public trails, more than 100 bluebird boxes and more than 80 acres of converted native grasses and plants. For more information on the council’s Wildlife At Work program, go to www.wildlifehc.org/wildlifeatwork.