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Old 06-25-2010, 11:02 PM
 
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I am considering a move to Savannah and wonder how the city is in respect to being "Green"?
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:23 AM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Scale of 1-10 (1 being BROWN and 10 being 'as eco friendly as you can get') ...I'd give Savannah a 5. We've made strides in the past few years but we have a long way to go. Anyone agree?
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:35 AM
 
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tons of trees.. they are very green.. just kidding.. recycling could be a higher priority.. dont understand why all states dont do what michigan and a few other sstates have been doing for 25 plus years and make a deposit on cans and bottles.
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:07 AM
 
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many people are very green it's just getting the city government to follow
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:51 AM
 
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Thanks for the posts, I am making a major move to be closer to family.
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:31 AM
 
Location: a primitive state
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A few links:

Environment & Health (http://www.savannahga.gov/cityweb/SavannahGaGOV.nsf/f8fbf1cadce477e78525729700522027/800e3eec75a40abd8525736f005038fb?OpenDocument - broken link)

Green Drinks Savannah (http://www.greendrinkssavannah.moonfruit.com/ - broken link)

USGBC Georgia - Savannah Branch

http://www.greenlifespace.com/web/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6&Itemid =2 (broken link)
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Old 06-26-2010, 11:01 AM
 
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It's about average I think. There is a fair bit of wildlife in and around the city, but the salt marshes and swamps make construction aren't suitable for construction in many areas so you have a fair bit of wild spaces spread about outside the city core due to natural features more than planning if that matters to you.

If the city area around the immediate downtown area was safer and had a few apartment complexes you'd see a lot more folks walking and biking. As it is this is limited because areas are either less safe than most are comfortable with or are individual dwellings.
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Old 06-26-2010, 11:34 AM
 
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Thanks Ellie for the links.....gives me hope!
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:28 PM
 
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Average...heck on a scale of 1-10 I would give it a 2. They have been talking about recycling for 20 years here in savannah and finally do something about it, and of course GA being GA they screw things up. Car inspections in GA? How many times do I have to get behind some car with horrible exhaust, the buses aren't great either. So take a walk down to the beach and enjoy the scenery on Tybee, with all the trash thats thrown on the ground out there. Of course if you drive around Garden City the wonderful smells that come from the industrial areas are wonderful on a hot day. Can I say sugar dust anyone? No, we aren't a green city at all, the only thing green are the squares downtown and the only environmentally friendly people seem to be the kids that go to SCAD. Oh don't get me started on the eco disaster thats called Gulf Stream....
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