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the Earth Year Project
Dear Friend,
My name is Steve Lane. Since 1986 I have headed a problem-solving/non-profit group. We have worked successfully on several federal, state, and local projects. My organization is called ChattART (Chattahoochee Advanced Research Team). We have just started our largest and most important project ever. It addresses the accumulation of heat that we are now experiencing as well as our coming future challenges. We will use these funds to help educate the public on how to save money and help the environment. It is easier than you think. Please see our website at for the details.

ChattART Selected Accomplishments 1987-present

  • Georgia state-wide ban on phosphates (us 100%)
  • Lawsuit against Atlanta sewage dumping - won (most was done by the Georgia Environmental Project, we played a small, but significant part)
  • Largest “Bass Master” Magazine article in their history (us 100% about water quality)
  • Georgia Adopt-a-Steam program (us and Laurie Hawks DNR 100%)
  • Keynote Speaker at Georgia State University Earth Day 20th Anniversary
  • Worked with the first Bush Administration (White House) on gas mileage, defense, etc
  • Helped to set up the “Chattahoochee Riverkeeper” program (one of the original founders)
  • Received a dozen plus County proclamations endorsing our effort
  • Worked on a number of movies that have been shown on GPTV statewide, also generated numerous magazine and newspaper articles (over 1 million articles printed in the early ‘90’s)
  • First ever to kayak the entire Chattahoochee (1990 to focus attention on the river)
  • Rediscovered “Chattahoochee Old Town” (Brush Creek Park), owned by the Corps of Engineers, leased to Heard County, managed by ChattART for 14 years. It was the first time in over 100 years that any government department made a profit for the county.
  • National Solstice Project (Economic Development 2012)
  • Worked with a group of Native Americans (Seminoles) to find lost “Chattahoochees”, the red-marked rocks that the river was originally named for. (see picture)
  • The leader of ChattART is responsible for ChattART’s home county of Heard, receiving over $1 million in grant money (more than any other individual in the county)
  • Worked with Congressman and Senators on a number of projects
  • Worked with county Sheriff's department for 12 years on county-wide Easter Egg Hunt 7,000 + Easter Eggs hidden each year, over 500 Easter Baskets provided by ChattART to low-income and DFACS children.
  • Calculators for Kindergartens, Years ago low math scores in the county prompted ChattART to provide calculators for local students. The outcome- higher math scores!
  • Chattahoochee Greenway Trail- A beautiful hike along the river in Heard County

In the past, ChattART has always self-funded our many projects and programs. The Earth Year Project is so needed, so long overdue, and so important to our health, that I have gotten the courage to ask for your help with funding this project. The more we do, the better the world becomes, but the more it costs.
From 1987 to the present we have spent less than $5,000 total on our projects (mostly gas and printing) except for the Brush Creek project. We feel that what we’ve accomplished with our small expenditures makes us one of the most efficient groups in America. We have many large, important accomplishments that have had a visible, measurable, and positive effect in addressing crucial social challenges.

I feel that this may be the most important project I have ever worked on.

We are happy to provide more information on any of these topics you are interested in. (dates, names, etc. )

Thank you for your time and interest in this climate-changing project, A Change for the Better.

At one time you and I were not eco-wise. Then somehow, somewhere we received some information or personal observations that “tuned us in” to present eco challenges. So many are not yet tuned in, This project is designed to do that as well as provide no-cost solutions. Solutions that all of us can use without any personal discomfort. Solutions that can and will make a difference!

The funding we will receive from you will be used to inform and educate millions of people. We will be doing this with our weekly videos (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, etc), as well as videos from other sites. We also have a band to help get the word out. The EYP CD is scheduled to drop in late June or early July. After years and thousands of hours of work and research,

“The future is clear, the end is near, the time is here… for Earth Year!”
A line from EYP CD song

Green and Gold complement each other.
Only 50-60% of the people in the United States are interested in saving the environment.
100% want to save money. This is one of the keys to this project's success.

EYP Goals
Puts/keeps money in your pocket
Saves Earth's natural resources for another day
Brings energy costs down
Slows warming!
Cuts out large amounts of pollutants
Lowers carbon and heat build-up

We do this through simple, very slight lifestyle changes adding up to more money for you and less pollution for everyone else. The more folks that hear our easily understandable approach the sooner they/you will keep more of your money in your pocket not in the gas and energy corporation's pockets. This helps everyone else in the meantime. Energy costs lots of our dollars every day. There are many ways to save lots if you know how.

Think how easy this would be. If we try, some will be able to save a few pennies of energy a day, some ten cents, some a dollar and some many dollars a day. Think of all the things you could do with your savings. If everyone saved one cent a day it would be three hundred million cents. A dollar a day saved is three hundred million dollars, that's $330,000,000 A DAY! One dime of energy saved a day, per person is over TWELVE BILLION DOLLARS a year! Think of the huge good it would do to save that much money, pollution and heat. Wasted energy is wasted money and a waste of our planet. With everyone saving energy this way we can see a quick improvement in our world. The more people who realize how easy it can be, the sooner we slow the heat in a quickly overheating world.

The Apple and the Atmosphere

Let the skin of an apple represent our atmosphere. The apple skin keeps bugs, dirt and most chemicals out of the apple while keeping the good part safe inside.

If something happens that harms the skin bad things can get in and destroy the fruit. Our modern daily habits that keep us so comfortable are harming the skin of our earth. This is bound to create present and future problems that can only get worse if not corrected. Solutions to this challenge are now available. It’s a simple matter of knowing what they are and implementing them.

An unfortunate thing is that many people are making huge financial fortunes off of weakening our apple’s skin. Consumers could stop this immediately by not continuing to participate in waste. Our stumbling block is the fact that we are creatures of habit. The things we could do safely yesterday may be hazardous to do today.

This project educates people on ways to save money on electric bills, as well as gas and diesel fuel costs. We show you step-by-step how to do this.

With your help, this can be the most efficient and effective environmental and economic project in the history of the Earth. Our goal is to educate 100% of the population in the United States.

Help us help it grow. As more people hear of the Earth Year Project it will begin to “snowball”. Help us turn clean, efficient living into the newest fad.

So easy and so effective and so much fun to do something that really helps. Eventually, people will be competing with each other to see who can save the most money. Who can get the most MPG’s, who can come up with other money-saving ideas and inventions? Who can come up with new ways to get others involved and make this first step a leap? With your participation, this project can become the largest of its type ever. One that leads to real positive measurable change. A first step to a safer, more sustainable world.

You can most easily influence folks to change not by pestering them, but by letting them observe how you are doing things. Let them see the success of your efficient lifestyle. They will see the smile on your face from the money you continually save. The smile that comes from the inner feeling that you are really helping to make a difference.

The Earth Year Project

“The Project'' has the potential to be the most helpful and ‘beneficial to mankind’ that has ever appeared on the GoFundMe website. The amount of good we can do is only limited by the amount of funding we have to promote it. We are looking forward to good people like you helping make this “The Project” that gets the ball rolling.

Thank you for considering this project, our first step to a real lasting positive environmental change. Thank you so much for considering supporting our project financially and vocally. All it takes is us.
Wisdom works wonders.
Love to all, Steve!

While working with a group of Native Americans on locating ancient sites along the Chattahoochee River in 1987, we made an amazing discovery. It dealt with high technology that appeared to be thousands of years ahead of its time. We have shared our discovery with a number of professors and scholars who are as baffled by it as we are. The first discovery led us to six more amazing discoveries.
To spark interest and keep people tuned in to the The Earth Year Project we are going to be discussing these discoveries on the website
After checking out our website, get back with us on Facebook with your ideas on Facebook look for the Earth Year Project. What do you think about a car getting 70 mpg? How many miles per gallon does your car get? Let us know!
(and what make and model your car is)

Here is our Facebook link, click here:

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