Press & History

Savannah Earth Day Festival History

For 19 years, Savannah  held Earth Day Festivals.  It was a celebration of environmentally responsible living and business in coastal Georgia.  The Savannah Earth Day Festival served as an important opportunity for local government, businesses, non-profits, and community groups to connect with the public and each other.  We take pride that is was the largest education event in conjunction with Earth Day in Georgia.

When the first Earth Day celebration was held in 1970, the goal was to unite the nation’s fragmented environmental movement to better reach the public and mobilize a response to water and air quality issues.   Modeled after the early Earth Day celebrations, the goal of the Savannah Earth Day Festival is to open dialogues about environmental issues affecting Savannah as citizens.

2018 Posters designed by students from  Myers Middle School.

The Savannah Earth Day Festival was a free, family friendly event held beneath the majestic oaks of Daffin Park and Forsyth Park. Throughout the day local musicians entertain on the main stage while the crowds enjoy local healthy foods from our many food vendors. The main attraction of the Savannah Earth Day Festival are the dozens of FREE workshops,  kid friendly activities and over 100 exhibitors and vendors – all there to help attendees learn and grow.

 

Here are some memories from Savannah Earth Day Festivals from 2015 – 2019.