Insider’s Updates:Monthly alerts on the important work you make possible.
May 19, 2017
Insider’s Update: Cumberland Island
One Hundred Miles takes the position that responsible rezoning should be part of the solution. We are working to advocate for private property rights that are consistent with the goals of the National Park Service and to ensure that, over time, the ongoing conservation of the island continues, either through the voluntary addition of land to the park or through private landowner conservation efforts.
April 21, 2017
Insider’s Update: Federal Budget Cuts
For many of us, it’s been easy to get discouraged about the changes being made at the federal level. But our coast is too important to sit back and watch. That’s why OHM is working at the local, state, and federal level to influence policies that affect our 100 miles. Please know that we have already started to either fight, or otherwise address at the state or local level, the changes the Trump administration is making to federal environmental policy.
March 17, 2017
Insider’s Update: Legislative Session
As I write this message, Day 33 of the session has just ended, and I’m sitting at my hotel in Atlanta reflecting on the last few weeks and where we’re likely to find ourselves on Day 40. There is good news and bad news.
February 15, 2017
Insider’s Update: Local Impacts
Using the feedback we’ve gathered over the last six months, we have already started to work on projects that fit the specific needs of the Savannah metropolitan area. We’ve partnered with businesses and local leaders on Tybee Island on a campaign to reduce plastic pollution. We’re working to ensure that major infrastructure projects, such as the new Tybee Island Causeway, include accommodations for multi-modal transportation. And we’re evaluating the impacts a new port in Jasper County will have on the Savannah River and the Floridan Aquifer. All the while, we continue to promote Georgia’s coastal identity and value to everyone we meet in Savannah and beyond.
December 21, 2016
Insider’s Update: Icebergs
In many ways, our work at One Hundred Miles this year calls to mind Hemingway’s famous “iceberg theory” – the idea that only 10 percent of an iceberg’s total mass above the water while 90 percent is hidden underwater. But that 90 percent is the base that creates the iceberg’s foundation and long-term sustainability.
November 18, 2016
Insider’s Update: Act Local
There has never been a better time to demonstrate your love for coastal Georgia. So, my directive to you is this: decide what to do and go do it. And do it here. Our coast deserves our pride, our protection, and our patriotism.
October 18, 2016
Insider’s Update: Hurricane Matthew
This summer and fall should serve as a wake up call that there are only more catastrophic weather events – hurricanes or extreme high tides, tropical storms or winter lightening storms – to come. They will come more frequently and many will be stronger than we have seen. Our coast isn’t at risk from these effects in some far-away future. Now is the time to prepare our communities for our new normal.
September 16, 2016
Insider’s Update: Spaceport Camden
When considering economic development options for our region, not many people in coastal Georgia are saying, ‘Don’t develop.’ Everyone is saying, ‘Don’t ruin.’ The line between developing to the point of ruin should not be so hard to find. Spaceport Camden clearly crosses it. It’s time to turn back before we pass the point of no return.
August 16, 2016
Insider’s Update: Choosing to Lead
Why Choosing to Lead? Our vision was borne from the idea that while advocates come in all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds, the very idea of advocacy — of standing up for something you believe in — can sometimes be a scary thing. Each of us has to choose to make a difference, to take a stand, to share our story, make the personal public.
July 14, 2016
Insider’s Update: Coal Ash in Georgia
Our message is simple. By allowing the storage of massive amounts of coal ash in our community landfills, we’re putting at risk the water in our marshes, rivers, and aquifers. All water is connected: if groundwater or surface water is contaminated in Wayne County, it will flow to the coast in Glynn, McIntosh, and Camden Counties and affect our wildlife, our people, and our economy. This is not a Wayne County issue; it is a coastal issue.
June 15, 2016
Insider’s Update: Sea Island Groin
The heart of our concern was the fact that irresponsible development saps public resources. Although we mentioned our concern for the sand-sharing system in our comments, the conversation in 2014 mostly revolved around publicly subsidized flood insurance, infrastructure, and necessary relief in the case of a natural disaster like a flood or hurricane. We felt that allowing the development of such a volatile piece of land would put our local, state, and federal government resources at risk for the benefit of a few people who choose to develop and live on the Spit.