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ABO is moving forward and wants you!

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Hi everyone,

Our last meeting was a big success. We created the groups described below. There was also a group focusing on personal preparation. If you are interested in that, join our Yahoo group at http://groups.yahoo.c...­.

The EDUCATION AND OUTREACH group will focus on:
* Developing website: content, functionality and design
* Writing and printing handouts/other materials (bumper stickers?)
* Scheduling movie screenings, speakers, etc.
* Staffing tables at other events
* Producing tabletop display materials (later)

This group?s most immediate focus is the website content and functionality. If you would like to help out in this effort, please email either lisa (at) lisatedder (dot) com or lizbryant (at) yahoo (dot) com.


The POLICY RESEARCH AND RECOMMENDATION group will focus on:
* Studying alternatives to fossil fuels and developing public policy recommendations
* Evaluating the State Energy Strategy for Georgia (www.georgiaenergyplan.org)
* Researching policy recommendations in other cities
* Following up with contact made at the Heinberg luncheon (this is almost complete)
* Interviewing people who have information about the local political scene (we?ve done two interviews so far)
* Making recommendations to ABO about our strategy
* Developing contacts with state and local government officials and providing them with information

This group needs folks with technical expertise and folks with political savvy. Lizzie has been working on the political end, and especially wants help with the technical end. Peak Oil Geeks, we need you! Please contact lizlogan (at) atlantabeyondoil (dot) org.


The SPEAKERS BUREAU group will focus on:
* Supporting speakers who already have presentations ready to go
* Developing presentations for various audiences
* Developing a pool of PowerPoint slides for speakers to use
* Pairing up left-brain and right-brain people to fine tune the presentations
* Providing a safe place for newbies to practice their presentations
* Developing teams of speakers to go forth and educate!

This group needs experienced speakers and welcomes novices. If you have a passion for spreading the word, then this group is for you. Lizzie has taught public speaking courses since 1994, so can coach you through the process of designing and presenting your own speech. Depending on who the audience is, this group will support both Education/Outreach and Policy groups. To join the fun contact lizlogan (at) atlantabeyondoil (dot) org.


We look forward to seeing you Wednesday, December 13th at 7:00. We will spend about an hour working on our purpose and vision, and then we will party! We have a lot to celebrate! Stay tuned!

~Lizzie
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