EARTH DAY SAVANNAH
Earth Day Savannah is an annual event that celebrates environmental sustainability and conservation efforts in the Savannah community. The event brings together individuals, organizations, and businesses that are committed to protecting the planet and promoting eco-friendly practices. Earth Day Savannah offers a variety of educational and interactive activities, including live music, workshops, and demonstrations on topics such as composting, recycling, and renewable energy.
It also features a wide range of vendors offering eco-friendly products and services. By bringing together the Savannah community, Earth Day Savannah aims to raise awareness and inspire action towards a more sustainable future.
EARTH DAY SAVANNAH IN DAFFIN PARK
Friday, April 21, 2023 4pm – 8pm
Earth Day Savannah celebrates environmental sustainability and conservation efforts in the Savannah community.
Under the canopy of Daffin Park’s beautiful live oaks, event attendees will connect with businesses and community organizations that are committed to protecting the planet and promoting eco-friendly practices. This family-friendly event will include live performances, educational activities, exhibitions, and food trucks.
The 2023 Earth Day Savannah theme is “Our Future is Bright” to educate and engage the public on the clean energy goals of the 100% Savannah Plan. Passed in 2021 by Savannah City Council, the 100% Savannah Plan guides the City to meeting 100% of community electricity needs with renewable energy by 2035.
The Earth Day Savannah stage will be hosted by Kris Allred of WSAV, and includes performances by the DEEP Center and local artists CJ Giovanni, Izreal Graham, BKWala, and Jive English. As a joint contributor to the event, Georgia Power will be hosting an Equity in Electric Transportation showcase. The goal is to provide the local community with a better understanding of electric transportation, display a variety of electric vehicles, and discuss equitable ways for many cultures and groups to electrify. Additionally, Pratt Industries – Recycling Division, the City of Savannah recycling partner, will be onsite to showcase Curbside Recycling and share educational information surrounding what can be recycled curbside, where your recycling goes, as well as showcase commercial recycling programs that are available to the community.
Community nonprofits include: Tybee Island Marine Science Center, Chatham County Resource, Conservation Education Center, The Longleaf Alliance, RUFF Retirees Unite for the Future, Wilderness Southeast (WiSE), Climate Reality Project of Coastal Georgia, Climate Reality Project of Coastal Georgia, Bike Walk Savannah, The Front Porch, Coastal Area Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (GIPL), Caretta Research Project, The Dolphin Project, Friends of the Savannah Coastal Wildlife Refuges, Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary (NOAA), Georgia Coalition of the People’s Agenda-Coastal Georgia, Terrapin Educational Research Program of Savannah (TERPS), Over the Moon, and OCEANA. Children’s Activities provided by Savannah Children’s Museum, Hello Neighbor, Loop it UP Savannah, and Book Nation of Dreamers. Beer sales will support WRUU.org-107.5-FM-LP Savannah.
Become a Volunteer
Volunteering for your local Earth Day event is a great way to make a positive impact on the environment and your community. By giving your time and energy, you can help support and promote environmental initiatives, raise awareness about environmental issues, and inspire others to take action. Volunteering for Earth Day also provides an opportunity to meet like-minded individuals, gain new skills, and contribute to a meaningful cause. Whether you help with event setup, assist with educational activities, or provide support during the event, your contribution can make a difference and help create a more sustainable future for all.