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Glynn County Seafood Consumption Advisory
Saturday, April 22 - Electronics Recycling & More Event, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Glynn Place Mall – JC Penney end of parking lot. See flyer for a full list of recyclables and other services..
Friday, May 5 - GEC 1st Friday Lunch, Olive Garden, 11 AM, Olive Garden Restaurant, 600 Glynn Isles, Brunswick. Alex Kearns, Chair of the St. Marys EarthKeepers, helped create an organization to actively inform, encourage, and galvanize the residents of St Marys and Camden County into environmental stewardship. Alex will share an overview of the Earthkeepers’ achievements over the last 9 years, current issues, and future challenges.
Friday, June 2 - GEC 1st Friday Lunch, Olive Garden, 11 AM, Olive Garden Restaurant, 600 Glynn Isles, Brunswick. Ashby Nix with The Nature Conservancy is speaking about the concept of Coastal Resilience and using nature and nature based solutions to help coastal Georgia communities reduce their risks to coastal hazards such as storm surge, sea level rise, and other coastal flooding issues.
Friday, July 7 - GEC 1st Friday Lunch, Olive Garden, 11 AM, Olive Garden Restaurant, 600 Glynn Isles, Brunswick. Jason Lee Nongame Conservation Section Program Manager with DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division, is giving a presentation on Altama Plantation and the history of the 4,000-acre nature preserve outside Brunswick which opened to the public a year ago. He will also share information on its natural resources, what makes the property a biological gem, and what the property means for state wildlife goals.
Our Activities, Causes & Campaigns
As public health begins with clean air and fails in its absence, advocating for and measuring air quality is a foundational objective for many GEC initiatives, including monitoring the compliance (or lack of it) of local industries with federal, state and local clean air standards.
Below are several links outlining some of GEC’s major air quality initiatives:
Air Quality Monitors Likely to be Removed - April 6, 2012
Elementary Test Scores and Toxic Air Show Link - February 9, 2009
Pulp Mill Requests 12,200,000 Pounds Annual Increase in Air Pollution, April 2007
11th Circuit Court Dismisses Air Case, August 2006
GEC Air Case at Crucial Ruling, June 2006
EPA Fights Efforts to Protect School Children from Toxic Air Pollution in Brunswick, Georgia, April 2006
Clean Air Case Continues, February 2006
GEC comments on EPA proposal to remove cumulative air quality rule from GA clean air implementation plan, December 29, 2005
EPA seeking to remove cumulative air quality protections for Georgians,
December 23, 2005
More about clean air advocacy here