What: Sierra Student Coalition’s Beyond Coal Campaign is hosting a call-in day to President Adams tomorrow to ask him to set a date to retire the coal plant on campus and move UGA beyond coal. To begin this process we are asking Adams to immediately create a task force of faculty, students, administrators, and operations staff to determine a clean, renewable solution for UGA. If you care about your own health, healthy air and water, and creating a clean energy future, join us to urge President Adams to move UGA beyond dirty, dangerous coal! We will provide you with a script & phone number, you just need to call!
Where: Tate Plaza – or call remotely during the time below
When: Wed. October 5th 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
**Talk about this event in every friend, family and faculty member that you can!**
**Invite all of your friends/family/alumni: ask them to support you to create a cleaner, healthier future for Athens and UGA. Tell them to call tomorrow between 10:30-2:30 – the script and phone number will be on the facebook event.
Phone number: 706-542–1214 or 706-542-0054
Script: “Hi my name is ______. I am a UGA student/faculty/community member concerned about the coal fired steam plant on UGA’s campus. I’m worried about …(CHOOSE A, B, or C)
A) The negative health effects of coal emissions, including asthma caused by smog and birth defects caused by mercury.
B) The environmental effects of the mining of coal and coal particulates in the upper Oconee River where the waste water goes.
C) Investing more money in our outdated energy system since the plant is already 56 years old and can only run four to five months out of the year.
I want President Adams to set a date to retire the coal plant on campus and move UGA beyond coal as soon as possible. To begin this process, Adams should immediately establish a task force of faculty, students, administrators, and operations staff to commit to a truly clean and renewable solution. Can you please forward this message to President Adams?
Thank you so much, have a great day!”