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Footnotes Issue #66: October 31, 2012
Climate Change Spooks Us
"Romney mocked Obama for promising to 'slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet,' saying 'my promise is to help you and your family.' Hurricane Sandy says you can't do one without the other."
--Mike Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director
Here in Georgia, I felt we didn't need to frame the issues we are working on in the climate context because there are so many other reasons to embrace energy efficiency, clean energy, transportation options and land protection. Benefits include job creation, saving consumers money, lessening the strain on our water resources, and cleaner air, just to name a few.
Sierra Club Endorsements
President Barack Obama - click here for more in our voter guide
US Congress - District 4: Hank Johnson, District 5: John Lewis, District 13: David Scott
Public Service Commission - District 3: Steve Oppenheimer, District 5: David Staples
Georgia State Senate - SD 5: Curt Thompson, SD 6: Doug Stoner, SD 15: Ed Harbison, SD 38: Horacena Tate
Georgia State House - HD 12: Barbara Massey Reece, HD 16: Rick Crawford, HD 39: Alisha Thomas Morgan, HD 53: Sheila Jones, HD 58: Simone Bell, HD 59: Margaret Kaiser, HD 75: Yasmin Neal, HD 77: Darryl Jordan, HD 81: Scott Holcomb, HD 86: Michele Henson, HD 93: Dar'shun Kendrick, HD 96: Pete Marin, HD 125: Earnest Smith, HD 132: Carl Von Epps, HD 136: Carolyn Hugley, HD 137: Debbie Buckner, HD 142: Nikki Randall, HD 153: Carol Fullerton, HD 169: Chuck Sims
Sierra Club Meetings
November 2-4 – HemlockFest
HemlockFest is an all-ages, eco-friendly event to save our hemlock trees by minimizing the impact of the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), which is an introduced parasitic insect killing the hemlocks of North Georgia at an alarming rate. Within the next 15 years, if we can't slow HWA down, our hemlocks may be gone and our forests changed forever. But through the efforts of the Lumpkin Coalition, other non-profit organizations, government agencies, universities, private citizens and YOU, the tide can be turned. Help save our native forests and preserve our quality-of-life!
November 4 – Hike to Shoal Creek
Join Sierra Club members Katie Klemenchich and Bob Springfield for this educational hike to Shoal Creek in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area in Dawson County. Private companies and the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority in Dawson County want to construct a 2,000-acre reservoir on Shoal Creek in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area (WMA), a 10,000-acre tract of land owned by the City of Atlanta's Airport Authority. The project involves the transfer of 100 million gallons a day out of the Etowah River into Metro Atlanta. This project threatens prime habitat for federally protected fish species and the wildlife management area used by hikers, bikers, horseback riders, hunters, and anglers each year.
Sierra Club & Beer is back! On election night, we will hear from MARTA CEO Bev Scott and Georgia Conservation Voters' Rob Teilhet about politics and the environment. Play environmental trivia, watch the results. Event is from 7-9pm at the Music Room, 327 Edgewood Ave, upstairs in the Speakeasy after that, $5 suggested donation.
November 11 - Beltline Bike
Help us keep Georgia's wild places wild.
Your donation can do so much to help us continue to protect Georgia's environment.
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