SCSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

January 12, 2018

New Local Non-Profit to Produce Area Sustainable Events

Savannah Chatham Sustainability Coalition aims to build a sustainable future for Savannah

CONTACT: Joanne Morton   

joannemorton410@gmail.com

                         917.676.4280

Savannah, GA.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

January 12, 2018

New Local Non-Profit to Produce Area Sustainable Events

Savannah Chatham Sustainability Coalition aims to build a sustainable future for Savannah

CONTACT: Joanne Morton   

joannemorton410@gmail.com

                         917.676.4280

Savannah, GA.

It is with great excitement that Savannah Chatham Sustainability Coalition (SCSC) announces the forming of its non-profit organization to produce local sustainable events, including the annual Earth Day Festival.  SCSC champions the integration of sustainable principles within our partner municipalities and their community organizations.  SCSC will collaborate with the environmental, social, health, educational and economic sectors on issues that affect everyone.  Also, SCSC will coordinate and support renewable initiatives through education, outreach and engagement.

The new non-profit will assist in raising funds to expand and grow its largest annual event, the Earth Day Festival.  This event is a celebration of environmentally responsible living and business practices in coastal Georgia focusing on education and activism.  Sponsorships and donations to SCSC in support of its events and programming will be tax deductible for all persons and businesses participating.

The organization will be led by Joanne Morton, Festival Director and will have three additional team members:  Cynthia Hopson, Erin Sheahan and Kathryn Shelton.

The SCSC Board Members represent their diverse community with nine founding members:

  • Timothy Arnold- Founder of Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers
  • Laura Douglass- Artist, Cosmic Corner Savannah
  • Lisa Garneau Doyle- Owner, Gypsy World Savannah
  • Matthew Grady- Motivational Speaker
  • Rob Hessler- Artist, Co-Chair of the Parkside Neighborhood Association
  • Robert Kiser- Owner at C-Port Mushroom Project
  • Elizabeth Rhaney- Artist, Emergent Savannah
  • George Seaborough –  Citizen AdvocateCoordinator, Instructor at Savannah State University; 
  • Cami Sockow- Center for Sustainability Program Coordinator, Georgia Southern University.

“I love the diversity of our board,” Morton says, ‘It truly reflects the diversity of our community.”  On the reasons for creating the non-profit, Morton adds, “We want to share the message that Earth Day should be Every Day.”

The Savannah Chatham Sustainability Coalition will provide year-round education on sustainable practices to individuals and organizations in the environmental, social, creative, and economic sectors in local communities.  Their goal is implementing policies and programs that will reduce waste, promote green spaces, incentivize commercial recycling, conserve resources, and encourage local investment in our citizens.

Persons, businesses, or organizations wishing to partner with SCSC through volunteering, sponsorships, or programming are always welcome and are encouraged to contact SCSC at scsustainabilitycoalitionltd@gmail.com.  The next Earth Day Festival will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Forsyth Park in Savannah.  More information on Earth Day Festival and SCSC can be found at http://earthdaysavannah.org/scsc/ and on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SCSC912/

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About Savannah Chatham Sustainability Coalition:

Savannah Chatham Sustainability Coalition (SCSC) champions the integration of sustainability principles within our partner municipalities and their community organizations. Collaborating with the environmental, social, health, educational, and economic sectors, SCSC works with issues that affect everyone.

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About Savannah Chatham Sustainability Coalition:

Mission:

Savannah Chatham Sustainability Coalition (SCSC) champions the integration of sustainability principles within our partner municipalities and their community organizations. Collaborating with the environmental, social, health, educational, and economic sectors, SCSC works with issues that affect everyone.  

We coordinate and support sustainability initiatives, like the Earth Day Festival through education, outreach and engagement.

Goals:

  1. To inspire and educate the people in our communities to be good stewards of the Earth.
  2. To support and collaborate with local government, businesses, creative community and organizations with environmental, social, health, and economic projects.
  3. To grow and expand the Earth Day Festival as well as other similar public events and initiatives that empower and educate our community.

Board Members:

Timothy Arnold, Founder of Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers

Laura Douglass, Artist, Cosmic Corner Savannah

Lisa Garneau Doyle. Owner, Gypsy World Savannah

Matthew Grady, Motivational Speaker

Rob Hessler, Artist, co-chair of the Parkside Neighborhood Association

Robert Kiser, Owner at C-Port Mushroom Project

Elizabeth Rhaney, Artist, Emergent Savannah

George Seaborough, Instructor Savannah State University; Citizen Advocate

Cami Sockow, Center for Sustainability Program Coordinator, Georgia Southern University