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Posted on: April 9, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Public invited to April 18 Savannah Earth Day Festival

For Immediate Release
Date: April 9, 2015

On Saturday, April 18 the Savannah Earth Day Festival will offer exhibitors, workshops, kids’ activities, and food from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the South side of Forsyth Park near the tennis courts. The Earth Day Festival happens rain or shine. RecycleRama will not be held the morning of the Earth Day Festival, but will be held at a later date in the fall. To see the full event schedule, the Earth Day Guide will be published in the April edition of Well FED magazine.

This year’s community partner Well FED received almost 100 requests from members of the community and local organizations to participate in this educational event. There will be a wide variety of exhibitors and workshops with something for everyone. Savannah Earth Day Festival focuses on education and creating opportunity for local government, businesses, non-profits, and community groups to connect with the public and each other. There will be no sale of goods or services at the event except for food vendors. Exhibitors include Savannah Tree Foundation, March Against Monsanto, 100 Miles, UGA Extension Chatham County, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Victory Gardens, Clean Coast, Sierra Club and Savannah Urban Garden Alliance.

Workshops are scheduled to begin at 11:30. There will include topics such as how to compost, create vertical gardens, understanding pesticides. In the DIY tent, you will learn how to “Get Back on your Bicycle” with Savannah Bicycle Campaign and DIY queens, Lacy Counts and Cailyn Blair of will be presenting two workshops, “Benefits of Activated Charcoal In DIY Beauty Products” and “DIY Healthy Home Cleaners”.

All ages are welcome to participate in any of the activities throughout the day. In the Community Forum tent you will learn how to "Weatherize our Homes and Schools" presented by US Green Building Council/Georgia Chapter. Also in the Community Forum tent will be Unity of Savannah Drum Circle and Emergent Savannah’s World Cafe. In addition to the bicycle workshop, Savannah Bicycle Campaign has partnered with Re-Cycle Art with Art Rise. Participants will be able to decorate their bike for the after-festival 8th Annual Bike Wheelie. The best way to get to Earth Day Festival is on a bicycle, and cyclists should be sure to take advantage of the on-site bike valet.

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