#159CalltoAction: Change the climate of conversation about the environment
Is it in your nature to support the environment? Change the climate of conversation about the environment, and read here about educational resources from the Environmental Voter Project, involvement opportunities from the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a climate social event and film event, and the Nov. 7-8 Georgia Climate Project Conference.
Environmental Voter Project (EVP)
* The EVP aims to significantly increase voter demand for environmental leadership by identifying inactive environmentalists and then turning them into consistent activists and voters. In 2018, the EVP focused on getting environmental voters (nearly 60,000 of them) out in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. This year they're adding Arizona, Maine, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Virginia. In Georgia, they focused on the successful passing of ballot measures to save Georgia forestland and to use money from sports equipment purchases to protect conservation areas. 2019 will have some ballot issues in Savannah to mobilize on.
* The EVP is working now to mobilize over five million non-voting and seldom-voting "environment-first" voters for every election (local, state, and federal) across 12 states. They use the latest behavioral science to make sure messages work to get out the vote. As a partner in this movement, the Citizens' Climate Lobby empowers everyday people to work together on non-partisan climate change solutions. See page 9 of EVP’s 2017 Impact Report for Georgia-specific info showing how important it is to get environmentalists out to the polls: https://bit.ly/2lGrsrh
Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL)
* To learn more or join a Georgia chapter, visit Athens (https://tinyurl.com/y2mw7asw), Atlanta (https://tinyurl.com/y26wonvf), Augusta/Dearing (https://tinyurl.com/yy7ef83l), Chatuge/Hiawassee (https://tinyurl.com/y5r6yrap), Dalton (https://tinyurl.com/yxaqehq8), Forsyth (https://tinyurl.com/y62rho3m), Gainesville (https://tinyurl.com/yxlodhec), Buford/Suwanee (https://tinyurl.com/y26ky9zd), Kennesaw (https://tinyurl.com/y3n9avqv), Macon (https://tinyurl.com/yxb2gvjm), North Atlanta (https://tinyurl.com/y4scskfq), Roswell (https://tinyurl.com/y2r9dt8d), Savannah (https://tinyurl.com/y3l3r5uc).
* CCL's online tool for writing to Congress: https://tinyurl.com/gtkqges
* Oct. 23: CCL will host a free screening of the movie “Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution.” Filmmaker Jamie Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits and makes communities stronger and healthier across the U.S. The film will be followed by a few speakers addressing energy issues. Goethe Institute, Colony Square, Atlanta, 6:30-9:00 pm. RSVP details to come.
Nov. 7-8: Georgia Climate Project Conference, Emory Conference Center, Atlanta: Join leaders from across the state sharing progress and identifying opportunities to respond to a changing climate. https://tinyurl.com/yyrnol5x