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Southern Beverage is proud to give back to our community here in Mississippi. We give back in several ways including event sponsorship, donations, conservation, and volunteerism. Click the link to see some of the causes and events that Southern Beverage helps support.
Southern Beverage Company, Incorporated has been an integral part of the Mississippi landscape since 1939. The company started in Jackson, Mississippi and now covers 6 major areas and services twenty counties in Central Mississippi.
As a beverage distribution company, Southern Beverage aims to be conscientious of the emissions of our many vehicles and our everyday operations. We strive to be the greenest company that we can be. We have created several measures to reduce our emissions and to replenish the carbon that cannot be reduced. One of our ongoing missions is to maintain lands that provide clean and protected habitats for wildlife that also counteracts our carbon emissions.
Southern Beverage Company has sought the help of Wildlife Technical Services to exercise the best practices in wildlife preservation and emission reduction. This report from Wildlife Technical Services, Inc. explains the importance of green initiative and how we offset the release of carbon.
Forests contribute directly to the reduction of atmospheric carbon dioxide, a global warming gas emitted by human activities. Forests accumulate greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and store CO2 as carbon in tree trunks, branches, foliage, roots and soil. Approximately 2,258 acres of this carbon rich forestland is owned and is directly attributed to Theo P. Costas, Jr. and Southern Beverage Company. These forests effectively buffer the CO2 emissions directly associated with Southern Beverage and its diverse business operations. A majority of these forests lie within the historic alluvial floodplain of the Mississippi, Yazoo and Big Black River Systems.
There are over 171 recorded species of native trees, shrubs, vines, herbaceous plants and grasses in the properties associated with Southern Beverage Company. With an equally diverse faunal component, Southern Beverage forests are home to well over 100 species of neo-tropical migrant birds, resident birds, mammals, fish, reptiles and amphibians. Bald Eagles are frequent property visitors. Critical hydrologic function and connectivity exists through annual flood events which occur within these bottom-land hardwoods and associated wetland systems.
Seasonal high water events serve to recharge ground water supplies, replenish oxbow and interior lakes and provide for sediment deposition and soil enrichment within the floodplain area. Water quality is subsequently enhanced as is natural forest fertility and habitat for richly diverse flora and fauna. In cooperation with Wetlands America Trust and Ducks Unlimited, conservation easements have been applied to a majority of the forest and associated ecosystem components insuring that these unique properties will be managed and protected in perpetuity.
The ecological significance of these properties transcends the elements of time and space. Generations yet unborn, will benefit and a society, not yet aware of its inheritance, will be challenged by the conservation commitment which Theo P. Costas, Jr. and Southern Beverage have collectively and meaningfully expressed. Man can leave no greater legacy: personally or corporately.
Attributed to W. H. Tomlinson, Jr., R. F., C.W.B. President, Wildlife Technical Services, Inc.
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