Earth Day Savannah will return April 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Daffin Park, 1301 E. Victory Drive. 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 is working toward meeting 100% of community electricity needs with renewable energy by 2035.
Under the canopy of Daffin’s beautiful live oaks, residents who attend 2023 Earth Day Savannah will connect with community organizations and learn more about local efforts to increase our resilience to natural disasters, meet the needs of everyone in our community, and conserve natural resources for future generations. This family-friendly event will include live performances, educational activities and exhibitions, and food trucks.
“The City wants to shine a light on what sustainability means in our everyday lives, and what great benefits these efforts offer to our community,” said Alicia Brown, Clean Energy Program Manager for the City of Savannah Office of Sustainability. “Often folks think sustainability requires severe personal deprivation or overwhelming change to make a difference. We are celebrating our ‘bright future’ to share the message of how far we’ve already come and what we will continue to gain from committing to sustainable practices. Taking action together will support a healthier, more prosperous, more equitable community.”
Since 2000, Earth Day Savannah has been Savannah’s largest environmental event of the year and has become one of the largest educational events in conjunction with Earth Day in Georgia. This event serves as an important opportunity for local government, businesses, nonprofits, and community groups to connect with the public and each other.
Earth Day Savannah is hosted by the City of Savannah Office of Sustainability, with support from the Savannah Chatham Sustainability Coalition and business sponsors. What can you do to help our island environment when you visit Mermaid Cottages? We’ve made a list for you to learn more about. Help us make your visits and Tybee Island greener!