Posted on April 2, 2018 by Liz Shumake
This year marks the first year the festival is produced by the Savannah Chatham Sustainability Coalition (SCSC) with the support of the City of Savannah and other sponsors. The SCSC is a non profit that is committed to collaborate with our businesses and organizations who are champions for a sustainable future for all of the people in our community. The theme for this year’s event is “Zero Waste” – this theme is in tandem with Earth Day Network (earthday.org) them – “End Plastic Pollution.” There will be exhibits and workshops, especially for the students, throughout the festival in Forsyth Park that raise awareness of the amount of plastic that we use and toss away in our daily life. Another first for this year will be closing Park Avenue between Bull Street and Drayton Avenue. We will be using the street to display energy efficient cars from Savannah Toyota and featuring a solar powered food truck, Kona Ice as well as the Children’s Garden mobile garden and the Savannah Bicycle Campaigns bike valet. SBC is having a bike ride after the festival – first one since 2014! The Savannah Tree Foundation will do their annual tree walk at 11 a.m. Musical acts include some of Savannah’s finest local musicians, Ember City, Keystone Postcards, Laiken Love and the Fellowship of Love and Josephine Johnson.
The Savannah Earth Day celebrates the environmentally responsible community living and working in coastal Georgia. This festival serves as an important opportunity for local government, businesses, nonprofits, and community groups to connect with the public and each other. It is the City’s largest environmental outreach event of the year, and one of the largest education event in conjunction with Earth Day in Georgia.