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Solar-Powered Music Festival at Grand Opening of 144-Acre Georgia Nature Center on Sunday, October 22

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World Environmental Organization

Georgia Nature Center built on World Environmental Organization's 144-acre Indigo Preserve in Oconee County, Georgia, will celebrate its grand opening on Sunday, October 22, 2006 with a Solar- Powered Music Festival from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. On a stage powered only by GE Energy (NYSE: GE) solar arrays, three of Georgia's finest singer/songwriters will perform: Caroline Aiken Order advance tickets for $15 each. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit World Environmental Organization. Take 441 south from Athens, or 441 north from Madison, then turn onto Salem Road in Farmington at the Georgia Nature Center sign. Follow signs from there to Georgia Nature Center located at 3001 Salem Road, Watkinsville GA 30677. No pets, smoking or alcohol.

Guided tours will run throughout the day. Tours will include solar and wind power displays, a "Next Generation" Solar-Powered home, organic farm, carnivorous plant greenhouse, and nature trails lined with native orchids, waterfalls, fern grottos, springs, and hundreds of native mushrooms. Wildlife is also abundant: animals such as deer, wild turkeys, foxes, bobcats, owls, blue heron, raccoons, flying squirrels and 18-inch tall Pileated Woodpeckers, are often seen.

Renewable energy products will be on display from: GE Energy (NYSE: GE), Southwest Windpower, Xantrex, Trojan Battery Company, Blue Sky Energy, Morningstar, ExelTech, Samlex, Solar Pathfinder and P3 International.

Low-energy consumption products will be on display from: Bosch, Frigidaire, Viking, Jacuzzi, Takagi, Therma-Stor, Grundfos and Vermont Castings.

Environmentally-friendly building materials and furnishings will be on display from: Quikrete, Grace, Johns Manville, TClear, CorrectDeck, Trex, Forbo, Plyboo, Natural Cork, Hale, and foamsource.com.

Innovative building products will be on display from: Cable-Rail, Genie Industries, Cotterman, Simpson, IB Roof Systems and Ring Industrial.

Other companies with products on display include: Kohler, Polk Audio, Runco, Stewart Filmscreen, Southwire, Davis, Mac Faucets, John Boos, Decolav and Hansgrohe.

About Jeff Gold, Georgia Nature Center Founder:

Jeff Gold is a scientist and entrepreneur. In recent years Gold has led World Environmental Organization's efforts to protect the environment. The nature preserve land, nature center and Next Generation Home have been largely funded by income Gold earned from several websites he started during the 90's. Gold founded the entertainment portal Go.com in 1997, and within a few years it grew into a network with over 1 million users and nearly 3,000 affiliated radio stations, TV stations, newspapers and magazines. After being popularized by Gold, The Walt Disney Company acquired the Go.com brand and transformed it into its own entertainment portal. Gold drives a Toyota Prius hybrid which regularly gets 60 mpg, and lives in the modestly sized 1000-square foot solar-powered "Next Generation Home" located at Georgia Nature Center.

About World Environmental Organization:

World Environmental Organization is devoted to the preservation of the natural diversity of plant and animal species, and their habitats, through the prevention of environmental degradation and destruction. World.Org develops and implements scientific strategies for decreasing fossil fuel use, preventing climate change, and preserving plant and animal species and their habitats. World.Org disseminates the results of its research and studies on the widest possible basis through its Internet websites, printed publications and public exhibitions.

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