FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2017
Georgia Climate Change Coalition
Cell: (706) 453-6066
LOCAL ENERGY LEADERS LOOK AT PROS AND CONS OF NUCLEAR POWER
Athens, GA – Local climate action group Georgia Climate Change Coalition (hereafter called GC3) will host a public forum “Advanced Nuclear Reactors: a Possible Solution to Climate Change?” to be held at 5 – 8 PM on Friday, March 24 at the Odum School of Ecology on the University of Georgia campus. The forum will bring together UGA scientists, members from the watchdog group Nuclear Watch South, community activists and energy leaders to discuss the role of nuclear power in meeting Georgia’s energy needs as the world grapples with the threat of climate change. A spokesperson from Georgia Power and Southern Company has been invited.
“We environmentalists have not been fans of nuclear power, but in the current crisis we need to have all options on the table,” said Dan Everett, GC3 co-chair. The forum organizers intend to foster dialog between nuclear power advocates and environmentalists, who have not always seen eye-to-eye on this issue.
With Professor Everett narrating, speakers will include Professor David Gattie of the UGA College of Engineering, Professor Todd Rasmussen of Hydrology and Water Resources, UGA Warnell School of Forestry, and Glenn Carroll from Nuclear Watch South. Each speaker will present in the Ecology Auditorium, followed by a questions and answers session. A panel discussion will conclude. A reception will follow the event, with refreshments and the opportunity to meet with campus and civic groups concerned about climate change. In addition to GC3 and the Ecology School, co-hosts include UGA Sustainability Office, Georgia Initiative on Climate and Society, Athens Citizens Climate Education, Climate Crusaders and Oconee River Chapter Trout Unlimited climate change committee, For more information, contact Dan Everett at firstname.lastname@example.org; 706-255-3845; Facebook Georgia Climate Change Coalition
On Friday, 5 – 8 PM, March 24, the Georgia Climate Change Coalition and UGA Ecology School will host “Advanced Nuclear Reactors: a Possible Solution to Climate Change?” – a lively public forum weighing pros and cons of nuclear power. 140 E. Green St, Athens. email@example.com; www.georgiaclimatecoalition.org