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Fri Dec 28, 2018, 12:25 AM

Local Group Pushes for 100 Percent Clean, Renewable Energy in Athens

When it comes to climate change, if the federal government won’t do something about it, then, kind of like Thanos, we have to do it ourselves.

Not by killing off half the population, of course (although the big purple guy did have a point—that would go a long way toward solving the problem). A new group called 100% Athens, which includes members of Athens for Everyone and the Georgia Climate Change Coalition, is pushing the Athens-Clarke County government to commit to ensuring all of the electricity consumed in Athens comes from clean, renewable sources.

“Paris is a really, really good first step, but it is not enough,” Ted Terry, director of the Georgia chapter of the Sierra Club, said at a recent forum, referring to the climate accords that President Trump pulled out of earlier this year. “We have to do more.”

The forum, held at the ACC library Dec. 16, drew about 50 people, including Mayor-elect Kelly Girtz, commissioners Mariah Parker and Melissa Link, and commissioners-elect Patrick Davenport, Tim Denson and Ovita Thornton.

Read more: https://flagpole.com/news/city-dope/2018/12/26/local-group-pushes-for-100-percent-clean-renewable-energy-in-athens

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