This summer I came to the frightening realization that I have only one more year to leave my mark on the University of Georgia. I then took some time to reflect on what I have accomplished in college thus far. Yes, I've studied abroad in Costa Rica, made great grades, and volunteered at a nature center -- yet I still feel unsatisfied. With an academic focus in environmental issues, I have spent most of my time reading and analyzing the science of climate change, but have taken little action to make a difference on my campus and in my community.
Submitted by GeorgiaYES on Wed, 07/25/2012 - 14:15
This week, the W(e)VOW, Waste Vegetable Oil Wagon finally got on the road. We had a rocky start, and we had to send it back to the mechanic, but because of our contributions we were able to raise close to $1,000!!
Today, the bus arrived in Athens, GA where the crew set up and have continued to register people and sign Power Vote Pledges.
As a part of revamping their state network, Georgia Youth for Environmental Solutions (GaYES) is spearheading a training tour- and it started last weekend.
The program, the first of its kind, seeks to polish the teaching skills of environmental organizers across Georgia to travel to different environmental groups around the state and give trainings in different grassroots organizing principles and skill sets. Campuses like Valdosta, the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Pope High School, and Walton High School have already indicated interest in being trained.
Submitted by GeorgiaYES on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 14:39
I was asked to join Southern Energy Network’s No Coal Campaign here in Georgia in mid-June, two weeks after the campaign’s kick-off and just a few days before our first large outreach event; and, well, it would be a severe understatement to say that I was a tad overwhelmed.
Submitted by Allie McCullen on Thu, 07/21/2011 - 17:14
Hello! My name is Niko Segal-Wright, and I am joining the Southern Energy Network's No Coal Campaign for the month of July. I got started after the 4th of July weekend. I've had two years of experience canvassing and field managing for MassPIRG in the past, and I hope to bring some of those skills to the table here.
Submitted by Michelle Hindman on Tue, 07/19/2011 - 11:56