Fulton politicians and farmers talk Georgia’s environmental future
A Gwinnett County pig farmer, a United States congressman and more than 100 other people spent part of Earth Day in an airport-area hotel talking about environmental justice.
Discussion during the Georgia Environmental Justice Education and Awareness Symposium went from urban gardening in southern Fulton County to federal green policies. There were more people in suits than jeans, and most of the conversations dealt with high-level topics geared toward those already passionate about the environment.
“If we cannot commit to more responsible practices for ourselves, we must do so for our children,” said U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, a Democrat who represents Georgia’s 4th District.