Atlanta, Georgia 2021-09-07 18:01:56 –
Last week, the Georgia Conservation Voter and the New Georgia Project teamed up with Atlanta artists Eric Nine and Resette Corea. Announcing their latest community mural collaboration. The reason behind the announcement of the community mural was to emphasize the urgent need for climate change, justice and clean energy work.
This work combines the urgent need to address the energy burdens placed on blacks and other marginalized groups in Georgia with the stories of people and communities affected by the current climate crisis.
Murals can be seen on East Point Street and Ware Avenue.
The event was attended by speakers, including Georgia Conservation Voter Executive Director Brion Tema Corcle and Organization Director One Smith.
“This event was a statement to Congress that our community needs immediate and permanent change. Congress has taken great action and needs to act now,” McCorkle said in a press release. ..
A community announcement was made as Georgians continue to suffer from high utility bills, affordable housing, job insecurity, and growing climate disasters. The latest IPCC Climate Report, citing the Code Red for Humanity, is mobilizing communities to demand action on the scale required by science and justice.
“We elected legislators to fulfill our promises of energy justice, climate change and environmental justice. We delivered them to the office. It’s time for them to fulfill our promises.” Smith said in a press release.
Community revitalization on Monday was a call to Congress for a bold investment in climate infrastructure. It makes utilities more affordable, cleans the air, and provides high-paying, environmentally friendly work opportunities.
Georgia Conservation Voters and New Georgia Project Organized Mural Unveiling in East Point calling for Energy Justice Now Source link Georgia Conservation Voters and New Georgia Project Organized Mural Unveiling in East Point calling for Energy Justice Now