The North Georgia Conservation Coalition was founded in 2017 by a group of Dawson County residents who wanted to help preserve the beauty of North Georgia. We work with groups from Hall County, Pickens, Lumpkin, White, Fannin, Habersham, and many more! Since we started, we have had multiple community meetings and on April 22 will be presenting our 5th Earth Day Event at the Bowen Center for the Arts. We invite everyone who is concerned about development in N. GA and about conserving our land, air, and water for future generations! Things are changing on our planet and these changes will adversely affect many people. But, if we take action now—even little things you can do personally and bigger things like green energy--we can adapt to and mitigate these changes.
The event is free and family friendly!! When you arrive and park you will see an Electric Vehicle Car Show set up for you in the parking lot. Either stop there on the way into the center or after you have finished seeing all the amazing speakers and presenters inside.
These include a speaker from UNG on sustainability, videos, a panel on rooftop solar, tables on food waste and plastic pollution, checklists on saving energy, and many non-profits with tables and giveaways who will be talking about the activities they and we can be taking to save the planet!! We also have a craft table for the children, a story time, the awarding of the 3-5 grade essay contest, face painting, and free books on preserving our planet for elementary and middle school children. We also have a full EV Car show in the parking lot!! Bring cash or credit and you can browse our silent auction and raffle table, and our sales table for beautiful environmental gifts. There will be hot dogs and sodas available for $2 and free gifts for all who attend!
Conservation is good for our planet!! Hope to see you at Earth Day on April 22 from 10 to 2 at the Bowen Center for the Arts in Dawsonville!!
Bette Holland, Director of the North Georgia Conservation Coalition