Standing forests in Georgia provide our communities with clean air, fresh water, and critical carbon storage. However, forests in Georgia are threatened daily by massive extraction and degradation — at one of the fastest rates in the world.
When Georgia forests are destroyed, degraded, converted to plantations, or harvested to burn for bioenergy, their climate and community benefits disappear. Short-lived products like paper, pulp, and wood pellets come at a great expense to our forests, climate, and communities.
Contact Chairman Smith today to ask her to schedule a hearing in her committee on the Stand4Forests resolution, HR 930. This crucial resolution will promote expansion, protection, and rewilding of Georgia’s forests!
We want to make this easy, so we have provided a sample script. Feel free to individualize the message to tell your representative why forests are important to you!
Call: (404) 656-7149
Hi, my name is [NAME] and I live in Georgia. I am calling Chairman Smith because I am very concerned about the alarming rate of logging, destruction, and degradation of forests in Georgia.
Natural forest ecosystems are our best defense against climate change, and they also provide us with clean air, clean water, biodiversity, protection from extreme weather, and green jobs in a decarbonized economy. At a time when we should be protecting standing forests, the destruction and degradation of US forests has created a climate emergency, which is a major injustice to our most vulnerable communities. I’m calling to ask Representative Smith to endorse the Stand4Forests platform, and to provide much needed leadership by scheduling a hearing and urging her committee to vote favorably for HR 930.
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