May 10, 2012
The TN Climate Action Campaign is a collaborative network of organizations and individuals building a climate protection network statewide. By facilitating energy-efficiency (EE), our ultimate goal is to encourage the TVA to ramp up its Energy-Efficiency and Direct Response programs to a compounded 1% energy savings target per year by 2016, and to leverage the retirement of carbon-emitting TVA coal plants. Chattanooga’s Local Climate Action Team (LCAT) meets together regularly, assists homeowners or property owners in making their homes or buildings more energy-efficient, focuses on residential upgrades and recouping costs for weatherization, while framing this conversation with the necessity for climate protection policies. This is a statewide energy-efficiency campaign, mobilizing local residents who’ve already had their In-Home Energy Audit or would like to do so, and a GREAT opportunity for becoming a climate protection advocate: www.tnclimateaction.net
Hi! My name is Megan Spooner, former coordinator for the TN Climate Action Campaign here in Chattanooga, also SOCM member-at-large for Hamilton County, aka Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (formerly Save Our Cumberland Mountains).
If you haven't had an opportunity to read the Chattanooga Times Free Press editorial response to long-term Tennessee Republican Senator Lamar Alexander last week, I suggest you check it out...please cut-n-paste. Chattanooga Times Free Press Response to Letter to the Editor by Sen. Alexander: http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/jul/12/open-letter-to-alexander-chattanooga-free-press/?opinionfreepress Alexander's Letter to Editor: http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/jul/12/a-letter-from-sen-lamar-alexander/ It's going to take a lot more than eco-friendliness, ya'll. -Megan