Climate Action Plan

We should be standing in solidarity with those who live along the coast of Georgia and others who are vulnerable to the effects of an already rapidly warming climate.

Therefore, we should be a leader in diversifying the electric grid and diversifying our transportation network (see Infrastructure Plan) in order to begin the long process of de-carbonizing our economy. If other levels of government aren't moving fast enough, we can and should be leaders at the local level. The idea is to diversify and offer choices.

The City of Atlanta has committed to 100% renewable energy by the year 2035 and the City of Clarkston, Georgia has committed to 100% renewable energy by the year 2050.

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My plan is to commit to 100% of a hybrid approach that includes renewable and nuclear (clean air and carbon free) by the year 2035. This will require some negotiations with our co-operative electric partner, the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG).

Solar panels on my own house
Monitoring output on a sunny day
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My plan also uses some of the $5 million in profit revenue from College Park Power to help offset home and apartment efficiency improvements and/or provide education to residents on energy efficiency.

Spray foam insulation is non-toxic when completely dried and not only lowers heating and cooling bills, it decreases the size of a replacement heating and cooling system
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Finally, my plan funds public works to create climate resiliency by improving our stormwater pipes and transitioning some of our stormwater management to "green infrastructure."

Stormwater design on the Brady Trail

We would do these things not because they are easy but because they are necessary and hard. They can be done and we will get it done. Let's roll up our sleeves. Let's Get Busy!

See this Youtube video of a presentation I did at the Historic College Park Neighborhood Association, Airport Rotary Club and other events.

Young growing trees sequester carbon.

Here is an interactive map of some of the 100's of trees that I have planted on both public and private property in College Park:

Suntrust Bank on Main Street is a certified energy efficient building (and almost soundproof!)