Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Public Hearing - Longleaf Energy Station
Now is an important time to let the state Environmental Protection Division (EPD) know that Georgia needs to invest in the technology of the future and not in hazardous coal fired power plants. Georgia electric utilities should invest in clean, reliable energy sources available today, such as biomass from farms and forest, wind power, solar power and energy efficiency.
Outings Leader Training
Sierra Club Social Corner:Membership Dinner
Sunday, July 26th, 6:00 p.m
Come for dinner at L’Thai in Tucker. L’Thai is the first organic Thai restaurant in Georgia. It is located at 488 0 Lawrenceville Hwy, Tucker. Membership is obviously a huge part of the Sierra Club - it’s our members who make the club who we are and our membership ensures that we can continue on with our mission. I hope that you will join us in celebrating our new SuperFRIP campaign, a membership drive with the intent of getting our members together at social events, while attracting new folks to the Club. For more information please contact the Georgia Chapter at email@example.com.
Sierra Club 101
Saturday, August 1st, 10a.m. - 12p.m.
Attention, Members! You joined the Sierra Club to help protect the environment -- now what? Sierra Club 101! Come learn about the Sierra Club and how to get involved in our local efforts. Open to members and non-members alike--bring a friend! Refreshments provided. For more information or to sign up please click here.
Cloudland CanyonSunday, August 2nd
Cloudland Canyon State Park
Enjoy awe inspiring vistas along the West Rim Loop before delving into the more intimate beauty of the canyon. Please contact Paula Phillips, Hike.n.Seek@gmail.com.
Saturday, August 15th
Western North Carolina
Hike to the "pulpit" a huge 100 foot rock outcrop with great views of the nearby valley. The area is reportedly a great spot for summer wildflowers. Contact volunteer leader Lee Thomas at 770-458-3389.
**Please visit the outings section of the Georgia Chapter website to see a complete list of outings. Click here.
Chapter Retreat at Okefenokee Swamp
Friday - Sunday, October 30th - November 1st
Laura Walker Park, near Okefenokee Swamp
Join us this fall for the annual chapter gathering. We’ll have kayak/canoe trips in the swamp, float trips on the St. Mary’s river, hikes with naturalists in the forest, and much more... Please look for the registration form on the chapter website, and join us in the swamp for an unforgettable Halloween. For questions or more information please contact Genie Strickland at the Georgia Chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-607-1262 or click here.
Other Environmental Items:
Stay Local, Help Envionment
Have you ever wondered where your food comes from whether you are eating at your favorite restaurant or shopping at your local store? Instead of buying from your local grocery store, there are many options available that better support your local community and protect our environment. You can join a Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA) that will deliver you fresh, seasonal produce or shop at local farmers markets. Help the environment and be creative! Explore your options by clicking here.
Friday - Sunday, November 6th - 8th
HemlockFest is an annual benefit music festival to increase public awareness and generate funds to help save the Eastern and Carolina Hemlock trees. Funds raised each year are used for support of the Georgia laboratories rearing adelgid-devouring beetles, education and research on the HWA problem, and assisting businesses and homeowners to protect Hemlocks on their private property. Learn more by clicking here.