This year, Savannah-Chatham Sustainability Coalition (SCSC) is establishing a new tradition to celebrate Earth Day: “Earth Day Savannah Month.” This will be a sustainable and safe way for businesses and environmental nonprofits to connect with the public and strengthen the environmental network in our community.
This month-long event will be a celebration of Earth Day in April, featuring a collective of virtual and small, in-person events. Some of the confirmed events include the following: Weekly Savannah Tree Foundation Tree Walks and Ogeechee Audubon Society Bird Watching in Forsyth Park and the Forsyth Farmers Market’s Community Spotlight focusing on Earth Day with Caretta Research Project, Free Little Seed Library, and Evergreen Explorers.
Events will be happening throughout Chatham County, including a North Beach Clean-up by Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers. The Children’s Museum’s “Mobile Garden” will be in Garden City and on the east side of Savannah. The UGA Marine Education Center on Skidaway Island will be hosting free and paid events all month long. Information about all of these events are on the Earth Day Savannah Website. This calendar is being updated weekly. Participating nonprofit organizations will share demonstrations and tips on all social media platforms, bringing awareness to environmental issues for the City of Savannah.
Savannah Artist, Joanne Morton’s Community Engagement Project, the Manifesting Mobile has pop-up events scheduled for April 1st and April 6th at Center Parc Credit Unions at WalMart in Pooler and on Hwy 17. Joanne is partnering with Hello Neighbor and HART Initiative for community pop ups on Sundays in April. More events are scheduled.
Earth Day Savannah will also be working with the City of Savannah’s Office of Sustainability to promote the city’s initiative to transition to safe, clean, renewable energy that will increase economic opportunity, improve community health and well-being, and protect our natural environment.
In addition to collaborating with environmental community nonprofits, SCSC is working with the students of Marshpoint Elementary School to feature on Earth Day Savannah social media. There is a weekly email newsletter for updates. We are excited to promote the message: “Make Earth Day Every Day” throughout Chatham County in the month of April! More info here: http://earthdaysavannah.org/?fbclid=IwAR2d9JvrOMIRLG99yBigFsLhnSisFrdK-XXwaO_-rAfWy9ruJ24tsQca8a8