The Georgia Climate Change Coalition gathers each Friday at the Arch in downtown Athens to increase awareness about climate change and its projected impacts. This organization along with The Athens Citizens Climate Lobby group gathered at the Arch on Friday, Sept. 20 in honor of the Global Climate Strike to demand the government take action on climate change. The Athens Citizens Climate Lobby Group also petitioned to get signatures for the House of Representatives’ new bill, HR. 763 or The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. The new bill would charge oil, coal and gas companies for the amount of carbon they release into the atmosphere.

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