About Environment Georgia
Who we are
Environment Georgia is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. We believe there’s something special about Georgia — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it’s the striking views from the Appalachian Trail, Jekyll Island, or the Conasauga River, Georgia’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways. Yet the places we love and the environmental values so many of us share are too often threatened by powerful industries, short-sighted politicians, and more. Defending our environment requires independent research, tough-minded advocacy, and spirited grassroots action. That’s the idea behind Environment Georgia. Together with thousands of supporters from all walks of life, we take the kind of action that wins tangible results for our environment.
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Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center
What we do
Funded by supporters like you, we research the challenges confronting Georgia's environment and educate the public about what’s at stake. Through our research reports, news conferences, interviews with reporters, op-ed pieces, letters to the editor, and more, we raise awareness of environmental issues and promote sensible solutions. Our canvassers meet people where they are — in public places or door-to-door — raising awareness, recruiting new supporters and activists, and raising funds to support our work.
When decisions are being made about Georgia's environment, our elected officials hear plenty from the oil companies, developers and other powerful interests. We make the case for our environment and help people like you make your voice heard through petitions, emails, letters, phone calls and more, all delivered to the right people just when it matters most.
Become a member
Join thousands of your friends and neighbors in protecting our air, water and open spaces by becoming a member of Environment Georgia today.
Putting your support to work
- Save Chattahoochee Parks. The network of parks and undeveloped land that runs along the Chattahoochee River in metro Atlanta is vital to protecting wildlife, providing an escape from Atlanta's sprawl and helping to keep Atlanta's drinking water safe. We've urged our senators to expand this critical greenspace and keep it protected for future generations of Georgians.
- Go Solar, Atlanta! With more than 2,800 hours of sunlight a year, Atlanta has vast untapped potential for solar energy. In the past year, Environment Georgia researchers crunched the numbers for what our solar potential could mean for the city. We hope that serious solar leadership in Atlanta will be the jumpstart that is needed to make Georgia and the South a solar leader in the coming decades.
- Protect Georgia's Rivers. In the past, shortsighted legal decisions have left thousands of miles of Georgia's rivers and streams vulnerable to pollution and development, putting the drinking water of thousands of Georgians at risk. In 2013, we came closer than ever to our biggest clean water victory in decades when President Obama took a much-needed step to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that give polluters free rein to exploit the waters we love.