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2022 News Archives

The Brunswick News, April 19, 2022

Rachael Thompson, executive director of GEC, said this year’s local events will provide tangible ways to promote this cause. Opportunities to celebrate Earth Day will include an Eat For A Cause fundraiser at Broomelli Boys Pizzeria, a parade, a film screening, a picnic at Twitty Park and the first official Earth Day Brunswick event.

The Brunswick News, April 15, 2022

Yahoo! News, April 15, 2022

“We are excited to take part in the National Water Dance again and to work with Core Dance from Atlanta and Glynn Environmental Coalition here locally to make this happen in our community,” said GIAH executive director Heather Heath.

The Brunswick News, March 15, 2022

Yahoo! News, March 15, 2022

To create this film, he’s enlisted the help of Glynn Environmental Coalition, and last week he and the organization’s executive director, Rachael Thompson, took a flight with SouthWings, a nonprofit conservation organization that connects groups and individuals with volunteer pilots. Ghioto’s flight went around the perimeter of Glynn County so he could get an aerial view of the four local Superfund sites.

The Brunswick News, March 14, 2022

Frank Anastasi, community technical advisor with SCA Associates and third-party consultant for Glynn Environmental Coalition, updated city and county commissioners Thursday on the latest actions taken at Glynn County’s superfund sites. He gave a similar presentation Friday during a community event hosted by GEC.

The Brunswick News, March 11, 2022

Rachael Thompson with the Glynn Environmental Coalition said Kirkland cleared the land of trees — to make room for the wood pellets — without seeking approval from the local government.  “Despite this, the property owners have continued to operate a light industrial operation since mid-May,” Thompson said.

The Brunswick News, March 8, 2022

Many thanks to One Hundred Miles environmental group, Glynn Environmental Coalition and all of the Riverkeepers for the work you all do to protect our Golden Isles and her surrounding waterways.

Coastal Courier, February 16, 2022

Rachael Thompson, Executive Director of the Glynn Environmental Coalition, stated, “Our joint appeal emphasizes that we are strong advocates for environmental organizations having the standing to pursue enforcement regarding ongoing violations of the Clean Water Act on behalf of our members, local citizens who live adjacent to, enjoy, and recreate in our wetlands.” She continued, “The Glynn Environmental Coalition functions as a watchdog organization since our founding in 1990 and we are committed to our mission of assuring a clean environment and healthy economy for citizens of coastal Georgia.”

The Brunswick News, February 14, 2022

“Some of the modeling that they have done shows that the groundwater contamination basically is under control, and it’s not migrating, and they have what we call a downward trend,” said Rachael Thompson, executive director of the Glynn Environmental Coalition, which requested the public meeting. “Basically the levels of contamination are decreasing naturally over time.”

Courthouse News Service, February 11, 2022

U.S. District Judge J. Randal Hall ruled last year that the Glynn Environmental Coalition and the Center for a Sustainable Coast failed to show they suffered any environmental injury based on recreational or aesthetic harm.

The Islander, January 31, 2022

Glynn Environmental Coalition representative Rachel Thompson said that her organization was not confident the proposed SPLOST would pass because of unfinished projects from the past SPLOST and due to the lack of a county manager. She said getting a county manager hired is “crucial” to the SPLOST

The Brunswick News, January 29, 2022

The comments I presented on behalf of the Glynn Environmental Coalition were thorough and addressed general county issues and concerns around a 2022 SPLOST. The county has a lot of work to do to build community trust and confidence in their ability to manage SPLOST funds, I offered suggestions on ways to accomplish that. I reiterated the importance of community involvement in the SPLOST process. Town halls are one avenue, but there are others and, again, I provided a few recommendations. Lastly, I shared suggested priority areas if a SPLOST is presented, like flooding, hurricane preparedness and air quality.

The Brunswick News, January 28, 2022

Rachel Thompson with Glynn Environmental Coalition urged commissioners to hire a new county manager before a SPLOST referendum goes before voters.

“If you don’t have a county manager by November, a SPLOST won’t succeed,” she said. She suggested a joint town hall meeting with officials from Brunswick and the Brunswick-Glynn Joint Water and Sewer Commission since they will be recipients of SPLOST revenue if voters approve the referendum.

The Brunswick News, January 17, 2022

Hello Goodbuy, a thrift store and outreach ministry of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, distributed its second round of funding for the year. Distributing $71,597 to 19 local charities in Glynn County brings the year end total giving to more than $140,000. Since establishing this ministry in 2012, this organization has distributed over $1.3 million to more than 125 local charities.

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