Energy & Water Efficient Sales Tax Holiday

October 1, 2009

This is a friendly reminder that Thursday, October 1, through Sunday, October 4, is Georgia’s sales tax holiday for energy efficient and water efficient products. Products exempt from the usual 7% DeKalb County sales tax include “Energy Star” refrigerators, washers and dryers, and other major appliances, ceiling fans, windows and doors, fluorescent light bulbs, and low-flow bathroom fixtures and showerheads.


DeKalb Watering Restrictions Eased

June 14, 2009

DeKalb County and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) have eased the outdoor watering restrictions that were in effect as a result of the recent drought.

Under the new rules, odd-numbered street addresses can water on Tuesday, Thursdays, and Sundays. Even-numbered addresses can water on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

To help with water efficiency, it is recommended that residents avoid any outdoor watering between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.


Georgia Conservation Voters Endorsement

October 22, 2008

I am pleased to report that I have been endorsed by the Georgia Conservation Voters (GCV) for re-election this year. GCV is the state’s leading environmental advocacy organization. You can read GCV’s list of bipartisan endorsements here (click for link).

For my work in preserving Georgia’s natural heritage, reining in overdevelopment, and advocating for transit solutions as a member of the House Transportation Committee and MARTA Oversight Committee, I have received GCV’s Environmental Leadership Award every year I have served in the General Assembly: 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. Thanks for the vote of confidence, GCV!


Energy & Water Efficient Sales Tax Holiday

October 2, 2008

Just a friendly reminder that Thursday, October 2, through Sunday, October 5, is Georgia’s sales tax holiday for energy efficient and water efficient products. Products exempt from the usual 7% sales tax include “Energy Star” refrigerators, washers and dryers, and other major appliances, ceiling fans, windows and doors, fluorescent light bulbs, and low-flow bathroom fixtures and showerheads.


Environmental Leadership Award

May 29, 2008

Last week, I was honored to receive an Environmental Leadership Award from the Georgia Conservation Voters. I have received this award every year I’ve served you in the General Assembly: 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. The award is given to legislators who work toward preserving Georgia’s natural heritage, improving our air and water quality, and easing traffic congestion through solutions such as transit and telecommuting.


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