The Georgia Chapter
We have a unique opportunity in Georgia to transition to a clean energy economy in 2010. A transition to a clean energy economy would help create thousands of jobs along with the environmental benefits to Georgia’s beautiful lands. Those changes in how we receive our energy would certainly be integral to working positively on climate change. As we continue to work on climate change in Georgia we will need your help. With our work we can continue to work for cleaner air and demand state leaders address global warming – but we need your help.
With your help we plan to continue our fight to stop coal plants and offer clean energy alternatives. Our work at the State level is the only thing holding back two proposed giant new coal burning power plants using 19th century technology in Georgia. Together these plants would use 33 million gallon of water a day out of Georgia’s Chattahoochee and Oconee Rivers. If these two coal plants go forward they will dampen the market for efficiency and renewables at a time when Georgia should be expanding those markets.
Our staff and volunteers are working hard to help Georgia transition to a clean energy future, to protect the places you love, and to make sure your family has a healthy, safe Georgia to call home. We are deeply grateful for your partnership in this work, and we hope you’ll take a very significant step forward by supporting us even further. These are ambitious projects, but we can’t do it alone. We need your support to succeed!
To learn more about the Georgia Chapter campaigns please click here.
Georgia Chapter Opportunities
Are you a current Sierra Club member? If not, please consider renewing or becoming a new member and adding your voice to the hundreds of thousands of Americans committed to leaving our children a living legacy – clean air, water, and natural grandeur. Since 1892 the Sierra Club has been instrumental in preserving nature's most spectacular National Parks - from Yosemite to the Grand Canyon.
If you join today you also receive a one-year subscription to Sierra magazine, worldwide members-only outdoor trips, automatic membership in the Georgia Chapter and our free local Sierran newsletter, and discounts on Sierra Club merchandise.
Help continue the legacy of John Muir by becoming a member of the Sierra Club, America's most effective advocate for the environment today. The Sierra Club is a grassroots organization and every member counts. Click here to join now!
Volunteer work is critical to the Sierra Club. Many individuals selflessly donate their time to the Sierra Club to help ensure an environmentally friendly future. The Georgia Chapter has several areas for volunteers to contribute.
- You can volunteer on a case by case basis by helping with tablings, events, and office work (contact Genie Strickland 404-607-1262 x 221).
- You can volunteer on one of the Georgia Chapter’s volunteer committees including the Smart Energies Solutions Committee or Membership Engagement Committee.
- You can work as a volunteer lead with programs such as Outings by leading outings or working with Inner City Outings.
- You can attend Local Group meetings and participate in various activities.
- Please click here for more opportunities.
Georgia Sierra Club outings are open to members and non-members alike. A few outings may require membership, but most do not. There is no charge, although outings leaders may solicit a nominal voluntary donation to support the program.
Part of the largest grassroots environmental organization in the country, Sierra Club Outings provides high-quality outdoor adventures—exploring all over Georgia—for people of all ages, abilities, and interests. The most amazing part of the outings program are the volunteer leaders who scout, plan, and lead all of our outings. Nobody pays them for their efforts. Rather, they do it out of a sheer love for the land.
Join the Georgia Chapter at Sweetwater Creek on January 1st for a dayhike at the next Sierra Club Georgia outing. Click here for more information.
There are many types of way to support the Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club financially:
- You can now donate online here directly to the Georgia Chapter.
- You can send in an end of year tax-deductible gift to the Sierra Club Foundation – Georgia Chapter. Just mail it to the Georgia Chapter.
- You can donate a gift to the Georgia Chapter as an In Honor of…, In Memory of.. and a Holiday Gift to… to be published in our Sierran. Send a check now to be in the January edition!
- You can consider the Georgia Chapter in your will for a supportive bequest. Remeber to mention the Georgia Chapter!
- You can find out if your employer has an employee giving program, if not, contact the Georgia Chapter to setup an environmental giving program through ESGA.
- For donation inquires please call the Georgia Chapter at 404-607-1262 x 225.
Interested in reading more from the Georgia Chapter? Please visit the Georgia Chapter webpage for current material. The Georgia Chapter publishes an informative newsletter every other month called the Sierran. You can now access it online. In addition, you can view the archive of these Footnotes Online at the Georgia Chapter webpage. You can also sign up for alerts in order to take action at times when we need decision makers to hear from you. Click here to sign up.
We need your help now!
Sierra Club Meetings
Smart Energy Team Meeting, Monday, December 7th, Erin Glynn - Sierra Club Staff, 404-607-1262 x 233
Fundraising Committee Meeting, Tuesday, December 15th, 6p.m. Happy Hour, Sandy Stewart & Erin Wetty - Co-Chairs, call 404-607-1262 x 225
RAIL Committee Meeting, Monday, December 23rd, 6:45p.m., Jim Dexter 678-313-2407, firstname.lastname@example.org
Inner City Outings Gift Wrapping Fundraiser
Many dates available
REI – Atlanta & Perimeter stores
Help the Inner City Outings Program continue taking inner city kids into the great outdoors by wrapping gifts at REI. Two people per shift are needed at both locations. Please contact Dolly for the Atlanta store at (404)639-6062 or email@example.com and Maggie for Perimeter at (267)701-5919 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Available dates include 12/11 & 18th (5-9p.m.), 12/12 & 19th (10-2p.m., 2-5p.m., 5:30-9p.m.), 12/13 & 20th (11-2:30p.m., 2:30-6p.m.), and 12/21 – 12/23 (6-9p.m.).
Centennial Group Holiday Party
Thursday, December 3rd, 7p.m.
Life University, 1269 Barclay Circle SE
The Centennial Group of the Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club was organized in 1992, the one hundredth anniversary of the Sierra Club. Our members from Cobb, Cherokee, and North Fulton counties volunteer to educate, help, and encourage our fellow citizens to protect Georgia’s environment for our children, grandchildren, and beyond. Click here for more information.
Savannah River Group Holiday Party
Friday, December 4th, 5p.m.
Sam and Laurie Booher’s Home - 4387 Roswell Drive
Sierra Club members and SRG friends are invited to Sam and Laurie's home for food and to meet long-time friends or make new friends. Bring a favorite dish to share. There will be plenty if you cannot decide what to bring. For more information or directions, or to RSVP, contact Sam at (706)-863-2324. Click here for more information.
Metro Atlanta Group Meeting
Tuesday, December 8th, 7p.m.
Church of the Epiphany, 2089 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE
Listen to photography expert Larry Winslett explore "why" we take the photos we do, considering the effects of place, angle, time, and light. He'll talk about what elements go into the composition of a photograph, including technical issues and our emotional responses, and he'll show us some of his outstanding photography. Join us and become a better photographer. Plus we will have our Winter Pot Luck - bring a dish to share. We will provide a ham or turkey, drinks, plates, and utensils. Click here for more information.
Greater Gwinnett Group Meeting
Thursday, December 10th
Art Sheldon’s Home – Call Tom Morrissey at (404)513-4069
The Greater Gwinnett Group holds monthly meetings for socializing, sharing personal environmental interests and concerns, and to learn about environmental issues. The group serves residents in Gwinnett County and surrounding areas. Click here for more information.
Georgia Chapter Office Closed
December 24th – January 3rd
Closed for the holidays, the Georgia Chapter Sierra Club Office will open again on January 4th. While you celebrate the holidays please remember the environment in all your activities. For helpful hints, please click here.