Welcome to the home of the Georgia Climate Change Coalition

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.


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The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will host a public meeting from 3:00 to 7:00 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Mount Pleasant. The meeting will be open-house format. You can walk through various stations to learn about the BOEM proposal, and submit comments directly. Tell the federal government: Don't Drill SC. Although not required, BOEM is taking RSVPs here: boemoceaninfo.com/get-involved/meetings/rsvp-atlantic/.

Offshore Drilling Public Meeting

March 11, 2015, 3:00pm - March 11, 2015, 6:00pm

Wyndham Garden Hotel, 1330 Stuart Engals Blvd, Mount Pleasant

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will host a public meeting from 3:00 to 7:00 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Mount Pleasant. The meeting will be open-house format. You can walk through various stations to learn about the BOEM proposal, and submit comments directly. Tell the federal government: Don't Drill SC. Although not required, BOEM is taking RSVPs here: boemoceaninfo.com/get-involved/meetings/rsvp-atlantic/.

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GA State legislators are up to some shenanigans in moving forward with legislation to prohibit local municipalities from banning plastic bags and other containers. Athens-Clarke is the smallest county in GA, yet we are one of the most populous. And with a strong Service Industry economy & party culture, we generate A LOT of trash--what to do with it all is a very big problem. Despite fantastic strides made by our Solid Waste Department to encourage recycling, our landfill is rapidly filling up with no where else to go. One effective way to incentivize the reduction of waste in our community is to implement a ban or fee on plastic bags &/or styrofoam containers that cannot be recycled through our single-stream pickup system. We may soon be prohibited from even considering this as an option to handle our trash as a bill to disallow local municipalities from issuing these kinds of bans makes its way through the State House. Let your Reps & the members of the Agriculture & Consumer Affairs Committee know what you think about this obstructionist legislation:

The House Consumer Affairs Committee members:
tommccall@elberton.net
bharden@planttel.net
robert.dickey@house.ga.gov
jon.burns@house.ga.gov
amy.carter@house.ga.gov
kevin.cooke@house.ga.gov
emory.dunahoo@house.ga.gov
englandhomeport2@windstream.net
bubberepps@gmail.com
sdholmes@bellsouth.net
rick.jasperse@house.ga.gov
tom.kirby@house.ga.gov
dominic.lariccia@house.ga.gov
regina.quick@house.ga.gov
jay.roberts@house.ga.gov
dale.rutledge@house.ga.gov
jan.tankersley@house.ga.gov
darlene.taylor@house.ga.gov
scot.turner@house.ga.gov
sam.watson@house.ga.gov
chuck.williams@house.ga.gov

A model letter of opposition can be found here: docs.google.com/document/d/1xEvjY4ja1oUPxt__dQrDQEG4i4pzrk3bcrshwShYyQE/edit

Local Delegation:
spencer.frye@house.ga.gov
regina.quick@house.ga.gov
chuck.williams@house.ga.gov

A model letter of opposition can be found here: docs.google.com/document/d/1xEvjY4ja1oUPxt__dQrDQEG4i4pzrk3bcrshwShYyQE/edit
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