(ATLANTA – Aug. 21, 2007)  Every two years, the Georgia Conservancy hosts a conference to bring together engaged citizens, educators, government representatives, and business and industry leaders for an in-depth review of a specific environmental issue. The Georgia Conservancy’s Common Ground 07 conference will educate participants about environmental impacts of energy production and use, current issues related to climate change, energy efficiency and renewable energy in Georgia, and methods for individuals, business, industry and government to decrease energy use in their own sectors. This conference aims to inspire and motivate Georgia citizens to create a new vision for the state’s energy future.  For more information, please contact Sanders Moore at 404-876-2900 x109 or Registration information can be found at

WHAT: The Georgia Conservancy’s Common Ground 07 conference aims to inspire attendees to embrace a sustainable future for energy in Georgia that will create a better environment and support the state’s economic prosperity.

WHO: Hosted by the Georgia Conservancy, this year’s conference will feature over 40 national and local expert panelists, including keynote speakers Terry Tamminen, former chief policy advisor to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Mike Tidwell, founder and director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network.

WHERE: AT&T Conference Facility, Midtown, 725 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta, Ga. 30308


Thursday, Sept. 6 — Special Energy 101 session from 4:30 – 9 p.m.       

Friday, Sept. 7 — 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., including meals and closing reception.   


Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Georgia Conservancy collaborates, advocates and educates to protect Georgia's natural environment. Through its focus on clean air and water, land conservation, coastal protection, growth management and education, the Conservancy works to develop solutions to protect Georgia’s environment and promote the stewardship of the state’s vital natural resources. 

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