Thursday, June 05, 2008

Environmental Events of Interest

Good Morning Neighbor:

I hope everyone is surviving this extremely warm week here in Georgia.  I also hope that everyone is surviving these unbelievable gas prices.  We are going to need a public campaign in the very, very near future to see what can be done in this arena - there will have to be an uprising of the citizens to say enough is enough.  I am wondering what our boiling point is going to be - $4.00, $5.00 or $6.00?   You can be sure it will be extremely high on my agenda in the State House.

Please see the Forum below that our Environmental Institute of Georgia is co-sponsoring in the coming week.  This is a free event and I encourage you to attend - we have got to start thinking as a community as to how to tackle this crisis.

Also, please see an attached flyer for an Environmental Camp for High Schoolers that EIOG is also sponsoring.  Our young people are going to have the opportunity to learn so much -  please encourage their attendance.  

Your neighbor,


An Energy Insider Shows How

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
441 Freedom Parkway | Atlanta | 404-865-7100
Wednesday, June 11, 2008, 7:00 p.m.

S. David Freeman, legendary energy guru known as the "Green Cowboy," talks
about his must-read book that tells the American people the truth about U.S.
dependence on the "Three Poisons" -- foreign oil, dirty coal and dangerous
nuclear power. Speaking from a half-century's experience as an energy
industry and policy insider, Freeman asserts we have all the renewable
energy we need to wean ourselves from the Three Poisons and create a
sustainable future for our planet.

Trained as both a lawyer and engineer, Freeman helped form the Environmental
Protection Agency under Nixon and was key advisor to President Jimmy
Carter's landmark national energy policy. As Carter's appointment to the
Tennessee Valley Authority, Freeman cancelled nine nuclear plants that were
under construction and on order. Later Freeman headed Sacramento Municipal
Utility District, New York Power Authority and Los Angeles Department of
Water and Power and is currently cleaning up the Port of Los Angeles.

Q&A and book signing follow the talk.

Read more about Dave Freeman at and

Nuclear Watch South and Atlanta WAND host with cosponsors:

Altamaha Riverkeeper
Citizens for Environmental Justice
Environmental Institute of Georgia
Foundation for Global Community
Friends of the Earth
Georgia Conservancy
Georgia Interfaith Power & Light
Georgia Rural Urban Summit
Nuclear Information & Resource Service
Physicians for Social Responsibility/Atlanta
Savannah Riverkeeper
Sierra Club/Georgia Chapter
Southface Energy Institute
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Sustainable Energy Tribe
United Nations Association/Atlanta
Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

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