Good Morning Neighbor:As some of you may know, something very dear to my heart is providing mental health services to those who are most in need (those that suffer from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder and severe depression resulting in suicide attempts and hospitalization, etc..) With State cutbacks, we have been at risk of not being able to provide these services in Fayette County but most recently the community has come together and has a commitment to provide a rent-free building for these services. The building is now being constructed - please see the article and video below - it is truly amazing to see people from all over coming together to make a huge difference in lives of people they do not even know.As the building is being constructed, the Board Directors of the Environmental Institute of Georgia has decided to solicit donations from the environmental community to supply green components to the building such as low VOC paints, lighting sensors, recycling units etc.... Mr. Bill Holland - an environmental architect and who serves on the board - offered his services free of charge sometime ago to look over the building plans and made a wonderful list of possibilities to incorporate if possible during the construction. So please look at the attachments regarding this build and see where you might be of benefit. You can go online to make your donation at http://www.legacybuild08.com/or mail in a check - mark your donation "environmental".
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Good Evening Neighbor:
See below two articles written by Ben Nelms of The Citizen Newspaper that I thought you would want to read. As always, we appreciate all that The Citizen does to bring cutting edge environmental reporting to our community. It concerns me that with the diminishment of newsprint we will lose more and more of our local reporting. Please do all you can to support your local paper no matter where you live. It is a vital function to keep the balance of power in the political process by providing an outlet for the citizen's voice to be heard.
Have a wonderful evening.
Private lawsuit filed against Philip Services Corporation
Article on the Environmental Institute of Georgia
Monday, February 09, 2009
Good Morning Neighbor:
Last fall I was invited to canoe the southern portion of the Chattahoochee River and was floored by the beauty of our community's river. Since that time, the Environmental Institute of Georgia and the Institute for Place Based Learning has been working to set up a trip for the community and here it is.
I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity - it is one you will not regret. I am in no way an experienced paddler and I found this trip to be a breeze. I hope to see you there on March 28 - we are sure to have a fantastic time.