Representative Able Mable Thomas, the only African American that serves on the Natural Resources and Environment Committee in the State of Georgia

Posted Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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Representative Able Mable Thomas, House District 56, will hold a community forum to educate constituents on cost-saving energy efficiency programs. Representative Thomas is a leader on environmental and energy issues in Georgia and is the only African American state representative to serve on the House Natural Resources and Environment Committee.

The event, which will be held at Murrell’s Café on December 6, is co-hosted by GreenLaw, The Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club, The Center for Sustainable Communities, and Retrofit A Million. Residents of the English Avenue and Vine City neighborhoods will be provided with simple steps they can take to save money on their water and power bills this winter season. The Center for Sustainable Communities will provide an interactive breakout session on energy issues for youth.

A buffet lunch from Murrell’s Café will be served and free energy efficiency kits will be distributed courtesy of Atlanta Light Bulbs. In addition, attendees can sign up for energy audits and retrofits of their home as part of Retrofit A Million’s Day of Action, to be held in January.

WHO: Representative Able Mable Thomas
WHAT: Public Forum on Energy Efficiency
WHEN: Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 12:30 – 3:00 pm
WHERE: Murrell’s Café on the ITC Campus 700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive NW Atlanta, GA 30314

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GreenLaw is dedicated to preventing air and water pollution that endangers human health and degrades Georgia’s natural resources. Since 1992, GreenLaw has achieved these goals by providing free high quality legal and technical assistance to environmental organizations and community groups throughout Georgia. For more information, visit www.greenlaw.org and follow @greenlaw_GA on Twitter.

The Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club's mission is to be the leading organization that empowers Georgians to take action to preserve, protect and enjoy our environment. For more information, visit http://georgia.sierraclub.org/ and follow @gasierraclub on Twitter.

The Center for Sustainable Communities is dedicated to creating healthier environments out of the living spaces where we congregate, live, play and grow. An extension of this goal is to prepare and direct not only students, but teachers, instructors, professors, and individuals toward STEM sectors. For more information, visit http://www.csc-atl.com or info@csc-atl.com.

Retrofit A Million is committed to addressing environmental justice issues in communities of modest means through various unique service-learning opportunities that explore the health, economic, and environmental benefits of resource conservation. The Community Retrofit Day of Action (RDA) is the Retrofit Fund's signature community engagement, advocacy, and leadership activation program. For more information, visit http://retrofitamillion.org/ and follow @LRAMfund on Twitter.