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Mon Feb 18, 2019, 07:00 PM

New UGA Environmental Group Calls for Chick-fil-A Ban

A new Athens environmental group is making headlines on conservative outlets like “Fox & Friends” and InfoWars because of its demand to remove Chick-fil-A from the University of Georgia’s Tate Center. Athens Earth Strike is urging the community to take immediate action against global warming by adopting its list of 12 demands, including banning Chick-fil-A.

The group, which came together in Athens last month, is a branch of the larger international organization Earth Strike, a grassroots movement demanding immediate climate action from governments and corporations.

AES is primarily made up of Athens-area activists and college students, particularly members of the Athens Young Democratic Socialists of America. By April, Valerie King, an AES organizer, says she hopes the organization has a fair mix of people, even across county lines. Overall, King says they have a total of five main organizers but closer to 50 members.

Part of the group’s mission is to name and shame businesses that “facilitate the destruction of our planet through corporate funding of politicians and manipulation of the media to promote fossil fuels, or lying to the public about the effects of climate change,” according to a Facebook post.

Read more: https://flagpole.com/news/news-features/2019/02/13/new-uga-environmental-group-calls-for-chick-fil-a-ban

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