WWALS at Earth Day by S.A.V.E. at Drexel Park near VSU today

Update 2014-04-25 11:AM: Unfortunately the whole event has been cancelled.

300x225 Earth Day 2015, in Earth Day by S.A.V.E., by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 25 April 2015 Come hear from Students Against Violating the Environment (S.A.V.E.) about fossil fuel divestment and other environmental issues, 1-4PM today in Drexel Park, NE corner of Patterson Street and Brookwood Avenue; Facebook event. Rain location: University Center, just south of Brookwood.

WWALS will have Alapaha River Water Trail brochures, flyers for the Third Annual BIG Little River Paddle Race 2015-05-16 and other WWALS events, plus news about opposition to the Sabal Trail pipeline.

WWALS and S.A.V.E. have long been allied in opposing the Sabal Trail pipeline, and in proposing fossil fuel divestment. WWALS sent a letter to the VSU Foundation 18 October 2013 quoting S.A.V.E.:

Fossil Free Valdosta, in Earth Day by S.A.V.E., by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 25 April 2015 “Social responsibility is part and parcel to the role of public goods. As a public good Valdosta State University has a responsibility to shape the debate about climate change through its voice, and fossil fuel divestment is another medium for that voice.”

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WWALS would like to add that oil and gas leaks run downhill in our watersheds, fracking for natural gas pollutes groundwater, and fossil fuel energy plants use massive amounts of water that could go for agriculture or drinking. Divestment from fossil fuels by VSU by itself won’t stop leaks or end fracking or shut down coal plants. But it will send a clear signal that our regional state university is leading the shift from fossil fuels to renewable solar and wind power with efficiency and conservation.

Come see our south Georgia and north Florida blackwater rivers for yourself on upcoming WWALS outings: Come see for yourself at upcoming WWALS outings, such as:

Opposition by WWALS and others moved the Sabal Trail pipeline off the Withlacoochee River in Florida, but it would still cross the Suwannee River, and it would still risk our drinking water by drilling under our Withlacoochee River in Georgia at the Brooks-Lowndes County line just south of U.S. 84, while invading local lands for its hundred-foot-wide gouge through Colquitt, Brooks, Lowndes, and Hamilton Counties.

WWALS is an advocacy organization working for watershed conservation of the Willacoochee, Withlacoochee, Alapaha, and Little River Systems watershed in south Georgia and north Florida through awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen advocacy. Come to Earth Day to learn about outings and advocacy or to sign up as a WWALS member. Or it’s easy to join online today at http://www.wwals.net/donations/ to support the efforts of WWALS.

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