GEORGIA CONSERVANCY INC

Rating: 5 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: 817 W Peachtree St Nw Ste 200 Atlanta GA 30308 USA

Mission: To conserve Georgia's land and water.
Results: •We submitted over 730 signatures to the Dawson County Commission in September 2011 in opposition of the reservoir proposal. •In 2011, over 500 volunteers and trip participants helped us clear and maintain over 100 miles of beaches and trails. •We spent over 1,700 hours working to protect Georgia's natural resources at the state capitol. •In 2011, thanks in part to our new Land Conservation Initiative, USDA Conservation Programs saw a 170% increase in the value of land protected; 104% increase in the number of conservation easement applications received; and a 137% increase in the number of acres protected that year. •Our land conservation program alone placed more than 3,500 acres of highly-ecologically valuable land into permanent conservation in 2011.
Geographic areas served: Georgia
Programs: Blueprints for Successful Communities Land Conservation Stewardship and Outreach Advocacy
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 58-1027246
(404) 876-2900
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Rating: 5 stars  

There is no more effective advocate for the natural resources of the entire state than the Georgia Conservancy. At a time when some discussions involving the environment tend to produce more heat than light, the voice and activities of the Georgia Conservancy are thoughtful, balanced and respectful. As a result, the Georgia Conservancy achieves real measurable outcomes for the environment while promoting sustainable economic growth for the state. In addition, it provides very enjoyable and instructive activities for its members which help to create a broader awareness of Georgia's natural resources.

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Simply put, there is no greater advocate for the preservation of the state of Georgia’s natural resources than the Georgia Conservancy.

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Mission, vision and passion. The team at Goergia Conservancy exhibits all of these. And the entire organiation including the members and volunteers all work together to support the importamt mission of protecting the land and water of Georgia. I hope everyone in Georgia will take the time to learn about Georgia Conservancy and get out into this beautiful state and understand for themselves why the GC mission is important.

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I got involved in The Georgia Conservancy because of its practical, progress-oriented approach to protecting Georgia's unique natural resources, promoting sustainable growth practices and advancing sound environmental policy. Unlike many flame-throwing special interest groups that rely on stoking peoples' fears to attract support, the Conservancy instead leads and achieves results by (i) convening diverse interests to identify common ground, (ii) building on consensus among diverse interests to achieve policy advancements and constructive change on a sustained basis, and (iii) making sure that policy advancements, one enacted, are not rolled back. Making informed judgements that balance science, the political environment and economic considerations, the Conservancy embraces incremental progress over the short-to-intermediate term as a means of achieving broader and more material environmental protections over the long term. In today's era of extremist-led, divisive politics, where "all-or-nothing" approaches increasingly yield "nothing" as opposed to "all," the Conservancy's balanced, measured approach is an exemplary model for achieving solutions to complex, contentious public policy iniatives.

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As one of the fast growing states in the nation, Georgia has many challenges when it comes to the conservation of natural resources and solving environmental problems. Georgia is blessed with abundant natural resources and the Georgia Conservancy works hard to find sustainable solutions to our growth. Saying "no" is easy but looking for well reasoned solutions to the environmental challenges we face is hard. But it is in this space that the Georgia Conservancy acts. It is regarded as one of the best problem solving environmental groups and is well respected within our State for the work it does.

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This is the ONE environmental org in Georgia that works state-wide to protect Georgia's land, water and environment in a way that is constructive and respectful of all parties and points of view.

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Life-changing

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2012

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