At the end of February, Georgia forest lovers from across the state came together to advocate for the #Stand4Forests resolution in the Georgia House of Representatives. This call to protect our forests and communities was assigned to the Natural Resources and Environment Committee, and, as a result of volunteers and organizational supporters meeting with key committee members, it looked like our resolution would get a hearing.
Then came the COVID-19 pandemic and the shut down of the Georgia General Assembly. The legislature reopened this week, but crucial bills and budget negotiations will take precedence, so we don’t expect our resolution to move forward this session.
That doesn’t mean we’ve stopped our work to expand our coalition and broaden support for meaningful legislation in the next session.
We are working with key partners to launch The Georgia Enviro Show.
The initial 6-week online series will feature programs hosted by Stand4Forests GA, Georgia Forest Watch, Sierra Club Georgia, Center for a Sustainable Coast, Georgia Interfaith Power and Light, and Beyond Coal Georgia. We’re working together to bring you the Georgia environmental, climate, and justice news you need to know.
Each organization will present these issues from their perspective in their own unique format with Dogwood Alliance’s Stand4Forests Georgia (S4F-GA) hosting the first episode on July 1, 5:30 PM. The S4F-GA team has put together a fast-paced, upbeat 45-minute session in a nightly news format that will be livestreamed on Facebook. The program will include everything from expert interviews to stories from “Forest Trek: Next Generation” families.
Be sure to RSVP to join the livestream and get in on this online activist event.
You’ll also pick up a lot of important information and serious advocacy power tips. It’s all happening on Wednesday, July 1, 5:30-6:15PM.