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The Georgia Climate Change Coalition is a group of citizens and organizations who share an interest in climate change in Georgia and the Southeast.  Based in Athens, Georgia, we sponsor events and educational programs and promote collaboration between our member groups.

We have several important events coming up, including drop-in time for writing letters to oppose the Sabal Trail Pipeline and our Annual Meeting, both November 19.


The Georgia Climate Change Coalition (GC3) is sponsoring a bike/educational tour through communities that would be affected by the proposed Palmetto pipeline, a 360 mile project of Texas company Kinder-Morgan. 210 miles of the pipeline would pass through Georgia, crossing 5 rivers, marshes, water sheds, aquifers, and would require the taking through eminent domain of hundred of private properties. The Georgia Department of Transportation is responsible for issuing permits allowing the project to proceed. The G.D.O.T. public comment period is open until May 5th.

The GC3 tour will begin in Waynesboro on the 7th of May, on which date the G.D.O.T. will hold it's 2nd public hearing at the Augusta Technical College @5pm. On the 8th we will cycle to Millen and Sylvania, on the 9th to Springfield, Savannah on the 10th, Hinesville on the 11th, Jesup on the 12th and finish in Brunswick on the 13th.

The Palmetto pipeline is not the only project of it's kind being imposed on our state. The Texas company Spectra Energy is proposing to build the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline across the south west portion of Georgia, threatening rivers, aquifers, topography, private property and communities from Columbus to Valdosta.

On our trip GC3 will be producing education events to inform the resident of these communities about this issue, and facilitating a letter writing campaign to encourage participation in the public input process. We will bring lots of information, the forms, post cards, addresses, pens, markers and stamps.

Through education, advocacy and action GC3 hopes to support all stake holders in Georgia so that collectively we can act in the best interest of our shared environmental resources, our private and public land usage, and the integrity of our government.

For more information please about the bike tour please contact Gretchen Elsner egretion@gmail.com 706 247 0845

For more information about the Palmetto Pipeline see www.pushbackthepipeline.com

For more information about the Sabal Trail Pipeline see
www.spectrabusters.org

and please visit www.georgiaclimatechangecoalition.org

Waters in Georgia at Risk from the Palmetto Pipeline:
•Lower Savannah River Basin
•Ogeechee River Basin
•Altamaha River Basin
•Satilla River Basin
•St. Mary’s River
•Okefenokee Watershed

Counties in Georgia at Risk from the Palmetto Pipeline:
•Richmond
•Burke
•Screven
•Effingham
•Chatham
•Bryan
•Liberty
•Long
•Glynn
•Camden
•Charlton
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Georgia Climate Change Coalition shared UGA Students for Environmental Action's Movie Night: Wisdom to Survive. ...

Join @[625253544258903:274:The Environmental Health Science Club at UGA], @[220693881291051:274:UGA Students for Environmental Action] @[416145345111116:274:Speak Out for Species (Univ. of Georgia)], and @[356520347710387:274:Bag the Bag UGA] to explore the core question of our time! THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE accepts the consensus of scientists that climate change has already arrived, and asks, what is keeping us from action? The film explores how unlimited growth and greed are destroying the life support system of the planet, the social fabric of the society, and the lives of billions of people. Will we have the wisdom to survive? The film features thought leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics, and spirituality discussing how we can evolve and take action in the face of climate disruption. They urge us to open ourselves to the beauty that surrounds us and get to work on ensuring it thrives. There will be FREE popcorn, snow cones, and prizes!

Movie Night: Wisdom to Survive

April 23, 2015, 7:00pm - April 23, 2015, 8:00pm

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Join The Environmental Health Science Club at UGA, UGA Students for Environmental Action Speak Out for Species (Univ. of Georgia), and Bag the Bag UGA to explore the core question of our time! THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE accepts the consensus of scientists that climate change has already arrived, and asks, what is keeping us from action? The film explores how unlimited growth and greed are destroying the life support system of the planet, the social fabric of the society, and the lives of billions of people. Will we have the wisdom to survive? The film features thought leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics, and spirituality discussing how we can evolve and take action in the face of climate disruption. They urge us to open ourselves to the beauty that surrounds us and get to work on ensuring it thrives. There will be FREE popcorn, snow cones, and prizes!

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