About Us

Sierra Club

The Coastal Group is part of the Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club.

Our Group serves residents in Savannah, GA.

We work to protect Georgia's coastal marshland with legislative, legal, scientific, technical, communications and advocacy techniques.

(Photo courtesy of Jim Darby)

Group News

If you are interested in finding out what is happening environmentally in your local area, what other Sierrans who live near you are doing, or if you want to meet others of like mind, please contact us!

{Boston.com} 10 cheap and eco-friendly costume tips

Posted: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 11:31:00 +0000

This Halloween is shaping up to be pretty scary. But this year it's not witches and ghosts that have us scared. It's the voting issues: the frightening economy and environment. Luckily, our friends at craftster.org have offered up 10 crafty ideas to help keep your Halloween costumes inexpensive, eco-friendly, and still plenty scary. That is, the good kind of scary. Click here for tips


Chapter News

GA Sierran newsletter: Latest issue is online

Apr 13, 2014 -- The latest issue of the GA Sierran (Apr-May-Jun) is now online. The newsletter features timely articles on important issues and exciting events in Georgia. Read More

2014 John Muir Outings Series: Get outdoors!

Mar 26, 2014 -- Each weekend in April, enjoy and explore some of the most beautiful places in GA. Learn about conservation efforts to protect the environment. Join us as we share our visions of a grand, sustainable GA. RSVP Read More

John Muir Outing: East Palisades Unit - Apr 19

Mar 21, 2014 -- We're hosting an 19 April outing where you can learn about the East Palisades Unit of the CRNA. Help support our work to protect this special area. Sign up today! Read More

Get Chapter Footnotes news (#82), Action Alerts

Mar 10, 2014 -- Sign up for the Chapter Footnotes (issue #82), our twice-monthly e-newsletter, and get the latest enviro news. You can also sign up for action alerts. Make your voice heard on the issues - sign up today! Read More

Solar Freedom Introduced in Georgia House: HB 874

Feb 01, 2014 -- Solar energy continues to be a hot topic in GA, and now the General Assembly is turning up the heat after the Public Service Commission has made great strides expanding solar in Georgia over the past year. Read More

Green Tea Coalition: Utility Customer Bill of Rights

Oct 07, 2013 -- The Green Tea Coalition feels that utility customers deserve freedom of choice, protection from undue financial risk. Read our Utility Customer Bill of Rights. Unlock the full potential of our energy future! Read More

Dirtiest Coal in Georgia is on its Way Out

Jan 19, 2013 -- GA Power plans to phase out 15 total aging coal and oil-burning units at Plant Branch, Plant Yates, and Plant Kraft. GA Power will begin its multi-year planning process at the GA Public Service Commission. Read More

New Solar Deal A Step in the Right Direction

Sep 27, 2012 -- On Sep 26, Georgia Power Company and the GA Public Service Commission brokered a deal to increase the amount of solar power the utility generates in Georgia as part of its Advanced Solar Initiative program. Read More

Join us at Sierra Club and Beer - Sep 19

Sep 20, 2012 -- Heather Alhadeff and Ryan Gravel of Perkins+Will talk about the future of transportation in Metro Atlanta. Play environmental trivia. Meet new people. Get involved. Drink Red Hare beer. $5 suggested donation

Future of Transit, MARTA After T-SPLOST Failure

Aug 07, 2012 -- After the failure of the Metro Atlanta T-SPLOST on Jul 31, local officials have begun to put forward ideas for Plan B. Click here for our statement supporting Plan B for the future of transit and MARTA. Read More

Renewing GA Driver's License Just Got Harder

Jul 03, 2012 -- Big changes took effect Sun, July 1st for drivers looking to renew, reinstate or obtain a new GA driver's license. For details and a complete checklist of acceptable documents, visit the D.D.S. website. Read More

May is Bike Month: It's Time for Pedal Power!

May 16, 2012 -- Want to commute by bike at least some of the time but not sure how to get started? The Sierra Club has bike commuting resources that tell you all you need to know. So get rolling! Read More

LS Power to cancel plans to build Longleaf Station

Dec 12, 2011 -- The country's longest-running campaign against construction of a new coal plant has ended. LS Power announced Dec 12 that it will cancel plans to build the Longleaf Energy Station in Blakely, GA. Read More

Earth Day in Savannah

Apr 14, 2011 -- The Coastal Group will have a Sierra Club table at the annual Earth Day event in Forsyth Park on April 23. Contact Steve Willis at snwillis@yahoo.com for more information and to sign up for a shift.

{The South} Coastal Keepers

Aug 02, 2009 -- A group of people in the Lowcountry are working to clean up our waterways and shores. The South magazine presents five of those dedicated individuals and reminds us all that it's time we join them. Read More