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A Step Forward for Georgia

November 3, 2010

This blog is about sustainability and design — not politics. So, without delving too deep into political parties and the results of the overall 2010 elections, I will say that Georgia definitely stepped it up environmentally!  Georgians were asked to vote yes or no to Amendment 4, which read:

Shall the Constitution be amended so as to provide for guaranteed cost savings for the state by authorizing a state entity to enter into multiyear contracts which obligate state funds for energy efficiency or conservation improvement projects?

(__) Yes
(__) No


and the results ….

Woo! I am really excited to see what changes comes from this. I have to admit, I was nervous about the outcome of Amendment 4. Traditionally, Georgia is a republican state and severely lacking in all scales of environmental law — and let’s face it; stereotypically, its the democratic candidates that usually endorse environmental protection. Check out the map below — this state is Red with a capital “R”.

However, in this case “energy efficiency” = cost savings! Everybody loves cost savings.

Well red states, I must say, green looks pretty good on ya.

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