The Women of Georgia WAND at Capitol Conservation Day by Phyllis Richardson

The Georgia WAND squad lobbied under the Gold Dome on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, focusing on HB 545, The Right to Farm and SB 123 which helps to offset the burden of having a landfill accept coal ash within their jurisdiction.  Coal ash, the waste leftover from burning coal, has …

US Climate Action Network (USCAN) Building Power From The Grassroots Up Action Team Report Back

Georgia WAND hosted the US Climate Action Network (USCAN) in-person Building Power from the Grassroots Up meeting at our Georgia Hill Office Building for two days in January.  USCAN is one of our strongest coalitions and supporter of our work towards Nuclear Harm Reduction and Climate Justice and Equitable and Sustainable Community …

Annie Laura Howard Stephens Receives the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Award

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” This quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is exemplified in Georgia WAND community leader Annie Laura Howard Stephens. For years, she has worked to elevate the voices of her community and hold accountable the nuclear industries …

Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (ANA) Fall Meeting

The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability had their 2019 fall meeting at the Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, TN, hosted by the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace  Alliance (OREPA) Center. Nuclear Harm Reduction and Climate Justice Coordinator Janie Hill-Scott and Executive Director Lindsay Harper attended as representatives bridging the …

NSquare Innovators Network Cohort Close Out Report

In September 2018 Executive Director Lindsay Harper was selected for a year-long fellowship in the NSquare Innovators Network, a vibrant community of cross-sector leaders — in journalism, technology, arts, and sciences — developing new, collective approaches to nuclear arms control. There were four groups that made up the cohort: Creating …

Burke County Air Monitoring Station Update by Janie Hill-Scott

Radionuclide Environmental Monitoring and Outreach Project (REMOP) — This important 3-year educational and outreach program, brokered by Georgia WAND staff and community leaders, established air monitoring at the location Georgia WAND requested on River Road, near Plant Vogtle. Radionuclide Monitoring started on July 31, 2019 and will continue through July 2020, with data …