REAL State of the Union Round Up + Photo Gallery

Tuesday’s REAL State of the Union brought together neighbors representing different communities to discuss the connections between a suite of issues such as energy, climate, federal spending, jobs, racial justice, and environmental justice as east Georgia is ground zero of the environmental impacts of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy expansion. The panel, moderated by Amelia …

Georgia WAND Squad Lobbies Under Gold Dome + Photo Gallery

On Thursday, a cohort of Georgia WAND staff and volunteers went to lobby at the state capitol alongside our allies in the the Georgia Water Coalition for Capitol Conservation Day. We met with GA Senators in support of legislation that allows for safer and cleaner living conditions for Georgia residents. …

Monthly Sustainers-Your Tote Bags Have Arrived!

A huge Thank You to the Georgia WAND Monthly Sustainers who donate regularly to Georgia WAND! This is absolutely the best way for our work to be supported year-round. Sustainers–we just received your FREE tote bags at our office and will send them out shortly. If you’d like to become …

Budget for 2019 Beefs up Nuclear, Military Spending by Emily Weyrauch

On Monday, the Trump administration released its plan for the Fiscal Year 2019 budget. In particular, this budget includes increased military spending. The large military budget  focuses on beefing up the US’s nuclear arsenal. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) budget, a wing of the Department of Energy that maintains …

Public Service Commission Sued by GA WAND Partners by Emily Weyrauch

On February 12, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), Partnership for Southern Equity, and Georgia Interfaith Power and Light filed a lawsuit against the PSC in the Fulton County Superior Court. The lawsuit brings up five legal claims and requests that PSC reverse its decision to continue construction on the …

Georgia WAND Climate and Nuclear Report Shared with the United Nations

Our Climate Report, “Community Impacts at the Crossroads of Nuclear and Climate Injustices in the U.S. South,” has been shared with the UN Special Rappeteur on Poverty and Human Rights. Thanks to our partner the US Human Rights Network, this report is now being circulated more widely. The report educates …