WHO WE ARE
Ens & Outs is an Atlanta area environmental organization that focuses on both Environmental issues and Outdoor activities, including hikes, walks, occasional overnight excursions, social events, and periodic educational programs. Members engage in a variety of environmental efforts through Ens and Outs and other local and state environmental organizations. It is affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (UUCA). Our mission is to provide outings for experiencing and appreciating nature, and to educate participants on and support environmental concerns in Georgia.
WE INVITE YOU
To get involved in our many activities: Hikes and nature walks in-town and out; occasional bicycling, kayaking, and camping experiences, as well as periodic potlucks, UUCA Wonderful Wednesday dinners, talks and slide shows. All are welcome. You do not have to be a member of UUCA to join. Please fill out the adjacent registration form.
Ens & Outs was formed in the mid-1970’s by a group of early environmentalists at UUCA who wanted to hike together. In addition to outings, one of the original activities was a recycling center for glass, plastic, metal, newspapers established in the UUCA parking lot before the counties began their collection programs. In those days aluminum brought in significant income which was donated to UUCA and a variety of state environmental organizations. Ens & Outs was well known and respected by the GA environmental community. Founding members Roger Johnson, Nancy Wylie, and others worked successfully to help accomplish the creation of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in which 48 miles of the Chattahoochee River corridor was preserved. For years, Roger regularly researched and reported Georgia environmental issues and legislation for the membership to take action. Early on, quarterly potlucks were held in homes to plan a calendar of activities that was communicated through a quarterly newsletter mailing.