Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Some Sierra Club of Georgia News

Sierra Club's next Beer meet n' greet will be on Feb. 21st at the Radial Cafe in Atlanta. These get togethers serve as a social event for Sierra Clubbers and folks that might be interested in joining the Sierra Club. The beer will be freely flowing courtesy of the Sweetwater Brewing Co. Come talk a little biodiesel, public transportation, and other issues that Sierra Club is focusing on here in Georgia.

The Gwinnett Chapter will be hosting a free Global Warming Film Festival all Feburary long. I missed the Feb. 3rd film. However, there is plenty more to come on the 10th, 17th, and 24th:


Feb. 3 – Earth to America, 6:30pm
Feb. 10 – Too Hot Not to Handle, 6:30pm
Feb. 17 – Kilowatt Ours and Power Shift, 6:30pm
Feb. 24 – Power of Community and French Fries to Go, 6:30pm

Place: The film festival will take place at:
St. James Lutheran Church 4845 Jimmy Carter Blvd Norcross, GA 30093

Time: The doors will open at 6:30 and the films will begin at 7:00 pm.

For more information, please contact Annette Gelbrich, apgelbrich@yahoo.com, or 770-923-0905.

Also, the Sierra Club is endorsing a group called No New Coal for Georgia. From their website:

Georgia has the know-how to move us away from our dirty and dangerous over dependence on coal-power. Unfortunately, instead of tapping into this entrepreneurial opportunity an energy company, LS Power, based out of New Jersey, has proposed a giant 1200 MW coal-fired power plant in Early County. The proposed plant will further endanger public health, pollute our air and water, and contribute to global warming.

The fact is Georgia does not need this dirty power, LS Power representatives are on record stating that most of the electricity will be sold out of state. Instead, Georgia could tap into our abundant, homegrown, renewable resources like pine trees or the sun and use our energy more efficiently. This direction would provide jobs for Georgians too.

Fortunately the Governor and Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division (EPD) have yet to grant a final permit to LS Power. Join our coalition today and help us urge the Governor and the EPD to stop this dirty coal plant before it starts.

Who We Are:We are a coalition of concerned residents, groups and businesses from Early County and beyond.

In the coming months we will:

1. Educate the Public about the negative impacts a coal-fired power plant will have on our state and readily available alternatives.

2. Call on the Governor and the EPD to refuse LS Power’s request for a permit to build a coal-fired plant in Early County.

Click here to join us!

Ahhh, my old stopping grounds. As a teenager, I once suffered the indignity of waking up from a drunken stupor in the backseat of a car in the parking lot of the Quail Motel in Blakely. But that's a story for another day.......................

Lots of free stuff here, people. Come take advantage and do some good for Georgia.

1 comment:

erin.glynn@sierraclub.org said...

Thanks for the great blog and promo!

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