Protecting Our Energy

Empowering Black + Brown Women + Non-binary folx

to stand up for energy justice

The Protecting our Energy Project works to educate, engage, and empower Black and Brown women and non-binary individuals to become more aware of the impacts of energy burden and how we can lower our energy bills, engage in Georgia’s Rate Case, and feel empowered to advocate for clean energy initiatives that prioritize the needs of low-income Black and Brown communities.

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So, What Is This?

GPE is hosting 3 in person gatherings for Black and Brown women + non-binary folx across metro Atlanta to learn about and get engaged in Georgia's Rate Case. Under Georgia law, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) has full authority to determine just and reasonable rates and charges for our utility bills. The rate case only happens every 3 years! This year, Georgia Power is proposing a 12% increase in our utility bills! We're in the middle of a recession! Can you afford an increase in you energy bill? We can fight this increase. If you are just as concerned as we are, join us for one of our meet-ups. 

All you gotta do is show up. We got you on the food, drinks, bill assistance, & good vibes!

Sign Me Up, Babe.

  • Oct 15, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Urban Pines, 659 Auburn Ave NE suite 152, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
    We are so exited to announce the #protectingourenergy workshop series created for and by Black women and non-binary individuals across ATL! 🥳 This summer/fall we are hosting a series of in person events for Atlanta residents to dive a little deeper into energy equity here in Atlanta.
  • Nov 05, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Urban Pines, 659 Auburn Ave NE suite 152, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
    We are so exited to announce the #protectingourenergy workshop series created for and by Black women and non-binary individuals across ATL! 🥳 This summer/fall we are hosting a series of in person events for Atlanta residents to dive a little deeper into energy equity here in Atlanta.
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Did you know that Black Americans, Latinx, and Low Income individuals pay the most of their overall income on their energy bills? That's called "energy burden" and it's an issue Girl Plus Environment is tackling head on with our Protecting Our Energy project. 

This in person series will help metro- Atlanta residents work to reduce their energy burden and prevent Georgia Power from raising our bills. Be sure to hit up @girlplusenvironment to see how you can plug in! 

#protectingourenery #dontraisemybill

Here's What You Need to Know

 

Who are these gatherings for?

Our Protecting Our Energy gatherings are catered toward individuals in metro-ATL. 

What if I can't join in person?

Highlights from each session will be recorded. The recordings will be available for download soon. Check back later!

What About Costs?

Friend, these gatherings are completely free! RSVPs are just for our internal recordkeeping and to help us bring this program to more folks in the future.

I have questions.

If you have a questions that are not answered here, feel free to shoot us a message by emailing  hello@girlplusenvironment.org

Can't Join Us in Person? Check This Out!

Did you know Atlanta is one of the top 5 energy burdened cities in the U.S.? Click the link above to discover more.

Reducing energy burden requires a mixture of individual and systemic changes. One systemic way is through renewable infrastructure. Click the link to check out more.

The Sierra Club lays out their campaign to get Georgia to turn away from Coal Energy

The American Council for Energy Efficient Economy breaks down what Energy Burden looks like across low income families in major cities in the U.S.

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