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Video Message from Mayor Van Johnson

Earth Day Savannah Month 2021

 

The History of Earth Day Savannah

Every Spring in April since 2000, the 30-acre Forsyth Park at the heart of the historic district becomes the nucleus of the city’s green initiatives. It is a celebration of our community’s environmental responsibility towards living and conducting business in coastal Georgia. Earth Day Savannah has served since 2000 as an important opportunity for local government, businesses, non-profits, and community groups to connect with the public and each other. It is the City’s largest environmental outreach event of the year, and the largest educational Earth Day related event in Georgia!

This year, due to the pandemic, the SCSC partnered with over 20 local nonprofits and 12 businesses to co-coordinate and publicize “Earth Day Savannah Month.” This month-long celebration, which included an online calendar of events, was a successful, safe way for businesses and environmental nonprofits to connect with the public and strengthen the environmental network in our community. Moving forward, Earth Day Savannah will continue to evolve as the largest educational event in conjunction with Earth Day in Georgia.

So now what? Now that we successfully come together for an entire “Earth Day Savannah Month” – let’s keep going because it’s important that we do more, more often until our Sustainability goals are reached. We are so excited to announce the Savannah Chatham Sustainability Coalition (SCSC) now offers a year-round commitment to “Make Earth Day Every Day ”!

Make Earth Day Every Day positions SCSC within an ongoing role as a multi-stakeholder Coalition to strengthen the environmental network in our community in ways which increase awareness and engagement in support of the City of Savannah’s 100% Savannah Clean Energy initiative, as well as other sustainability and nature preservation initiatives throughout the Low Country.

 

Savannah Earth Day Festivals from 2015 – 2019