Sierra Club to host clean energy advocate
Published 12:00 am Friday, April 15, 2016
LaGRANGE — The LaGrange Sierra Club is inviting the public to its Tuesday meeting at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, 207 N. Greenwood St., with guest speaker Ian Karra.
Karra is Georgia’s representative for the Sierra Club’s national Beyond Coal campaign. He will discuss the state’s transition away from fossil fuels to clean energy sources and how LaGrange residents can have a direct say in expanding solar power statewide.
More than 200 coal plants have been retired since the beginning of the campaign. Additionally, Georgia’s growing clean energy industry now supports nearly 20,000 jobs, Sierra Club members said.
After leading a successful campaign to retire the University of Georgia’s on-campus coal boiler, Karra now works with community members across the state to show state leaders the importance of clean air and water to communities.
The meeting precedes a town hall discussion to be held in LaGrange in early May. As state regulators consider Georgia Power’s 20-year energy plan, club members said the event will be a key opportunity for LaGrange residents to help shape Georgia’s clean energy future.
Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m.
Anyone with questions may contact Ellen Parkhurst at email@example.com.