SPEAK OUT AGAINST PLASTIC BAG WASTE
Plastic bags make up an enormous share of the waste that is sent to landfills each year. In Georgia, about 1 million tons of plastic is thrown away each year. Plastic is toxic to the environment, poisoning land and the organisms living in it which may mistake it for food. Plastic bags can also cause problems with urban areas by clogging drains and creating litter pollution.
Senate Bill 280 would help the fight against plastic waste and litter by prohibiting the distribution of plastic bags with a few exemptions such as those used for food, collecting trash and garment bags. This is an important step towards protecting our environment, including waterways and our coasts. Let our legislators know that we expect them to give SB 280 a fair vote and that we stand against plastic bag litter!
SPEAK UP AGAINST GEORGIA POWER’S FEE HIKE
Georgia Power is proposing to nearly double the mandatory monthly fee, which is hidden on most customers’ bills, from $10/month to $17.95/month for residential customers. The mandatory fee must be paid every month, regardless of how much energy customers actually use, which means we will be charged at least $215 per year before even flipping on a light switch.
We are calling for NO FEE HIKE! Your commissioners need to hear from you. Use the form to send an email to your Public Service Commissioners and add your name to our petition against Georgia Power’s proposed fee hike.
SUPPORT ATLANTA’S SINGLE-USE PLASTICS BAN
The City of Atlanta is considering legislation that would ban Styrofoam, plastic bags and straws in city-owned buildings, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport. This comes after Fulton County became the first county government in Georgia to pass legislation on plastics in July.
TELL CONGRESS: FULLY FUND THE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND (LWCF)!
The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has provided funding to help protect some of Georgia’s most special places and ensure recreational access for hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities.
The need to guarantee LWCF’s funding has never been more urgent. The persistent loss of our nation’s natural areas due to human activity is accelerating at an alarming rate: from 2001 to 2017, roughly a football field worth of natural area disappeared every 30 seconds.