GA Non-Profits Partner to Solve Energy Inequity

Guest Blog | June 5, 2013 | Press Releases

June 5, 2013 (ATLANTA) – On Monday, June 10, 2013, a Metro-Atlanta Energy Equity Forum, “Equity Matters”, will be co-hosted by seven, Georgia-based non-profits with the goal of developing mutually beneficial strategies for energy equity in the region. WHO: Partnership for Southern Equity, Fulton-Atlanta Community Action Authority, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, GreenLaw, Georgia Watch, Center for Sustainable Communities and Concerned Black Clergy of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. have formed an energy equity coalition to increase community engagement in the discussion of how low-income communities and communities of color are impacted by the burden of and benefits of energy production. WHAT: The Equity Matter’s forum brings community leaders together to identify steps towards Energy Equity in metro Atlanta and highlight the importance of authentic community engagement in utility company’s decision making. Low-income communities and communities of color are more likely to be exposed to air pollution and are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. They stand to benefit the most from energy efficiency and employment programs that help lower bills. Unfortunately, these communities are under-represented in Georgia’s electricity planning process. WHERE/WHEN: Monday, June 10 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST Fulton Atlanta Community Action Agency 341 Kelly St. SE Atlanta, GA 30312 * The event is open to the public and includes refreshments. PHOTO OPPS: