Forever Earth Fundraiser & Book Release at Marietta Wine Market

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18 Powder Springs Street Southwest

Marietta, GA 30064

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Local Nonprofit 'Forever Earth' Hosts Wine Tasting & Book Release Fundraiser Party to Support Sustainability Efforts in Marietta, GA

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Local nonprofit Forever Earth will host a wine tasting and fundraiser marking the release of In My Backyard: A Personal Story of the Devastating Effects of Petroleum on Our Environment and Economy , a new book authored by its founder, Walton High School senior Ria Uppalapati.

According to Uppalapati, she launched her nonprofit Forever Earth with the goal of “creating a sustainable future and improving the social and environmental well-being of our community.”

As a member of Walton High School's STEM program, Uppalapati studies the effects of environmental issues not only at school but also at research institutions such as Dartmouth College. “My passion for the environment and education drives me to influence others to choose eco-friendly options in their daily lives,” she said.

Created by an environmental advocate who shares her inspiration through both the written word and by taking action through events, education programs and recycling drives, Uppalapati’s nonprofit serves three core areas:

- Community Recycling Programs

- Reducing Plastic Use

- Funding Education Worldwide

Uppalapati’s book, In My Backyard (https://www.amazon.com/My-Backyard-Devastating-Petroleum-Environment/dp/1686775601/), is a personal narration of the lives of two young people, Carmen and Antonio, who are living in a developing nation and are realizing the problems with the petroleum and oil industry. The book brings attention to the environmental and economic challenges resulting from the rise of oil manufacturing and oil drilling that are slowly devastating communities around the world.

“My goal in writing this book was to make the reader aware of how the oil industry impacts people everywhere,” said Uppalapati. “In the book, I explain what we can all do to reduce this industry’s devastating effects. No change is too small, because in the end, they add up to a better future for generations to come. Our world isn’t perfect and no one person has all the answers, but I believe that together, we can create ideas that are powerful and effective.”

Join us on Sept 7 to commemorate the book release and contribute with a suggested donation of $10 to support local sustainability efforts in Marietta!

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