The Earth Day Festival was held on a beautiful sunny Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Forsyth Park. The annual festival including food, performances, and educational resources of what you can do for self-health, community, sustainability of local economy. Earth Day Festival according to their facebook is a celebration of being environmentally responsible. The festival was open to the public. Activities included free workshops, interactive art, tree walk through Forsyth Park, and Recycling Services and much more. Vendors provided information on how to protect the earth, to as well as small businesses selling their products. The workshops provided information about the rivers from Ogeechee and Savannah Riverkeepers; Homesteading and Gardening; Energy Conservation; Sustainable Connections and more. The performers included Charles Ellis Elementary Musical, The Indigos, and XuluProphet. Chris Kyle, from Celebritees, explained why earth day is so important, “Earth Day is important because it gives us a platform to spread knowledge and information about the world we live in and the environment. We want to keep it sustainable as possible.”
The first Earth Day celebration was held in 1970, The goal was to unite the nation’s disintegrated environmental movement to better inform the public and mobilize a response to water and air quality issues. In present days, many Earth Day Festivals take place around the state and country every year. Savannah is the one and only few still primarily focused on education and activism, rather than crafts and entertainment.
To find out more information about the festival, you can go to www.earthdaysavannah.org