Investing in the Community

Sustainativity funds specific projects in Savannah that have tangible sustainability results. From lighting retrofits to insulation upgrades to solar panels to community gardens, Sustainativity invests in projects that will have a lasting impact within our community.

A formal application process for project funding will be coming soon. Keep checking back here or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to stay up to date on future projects or funding opportunities.

Current Projects

Sustainativity’s 2017-2018 partner is Park Place Youth Emergency Shelter!The mission of Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is to provide services to at-risk youth and their families, increase their functional level, and reunify families whenever possible.

Sustainativity is providing new, energy-efficient appliances supplemented by solar panels for Park Place. As you can imagine, their dishwashers, washing machines and refrigerators have gotten a lot of use since they were installed over 10 years ago. New appliances will cut down on utility costs, and their energy consumption will be supplemented by rooftop solar panels.

Sustainativity’s 2016-2017 partner is the Forsyth Farmer’s Market! The mission of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market is to promote understanding and participation in a local food system that supports sustainable production and increases access to local products.

Sustainativity is providing a carbon-neurtral, solar-powered walkin cooler for FFM. This will allow them to manage and store more food for their Farm Truck 912, a mobile farmers’ market that brings local fruits and vegetables to Savannah neighborhoods with the least access to healthy food.

Sustainativity’s 2015-2016 partner is Senior Citizen’s Inc (SCI)! For more than 55 years, SCI has been supporting our community by helping its older adults lead a life of dignity. They provide peace of mind because they are not for profit … but for seniors!

Sustainativity will be performing a comprehensive lighting retrofit – and hopefully converting one of the Meals on Wheels trucks to a hybrid! Please support our efforts to help SCI and their mission.

Sustainativity partnered with Historic Savannah Foundation to perform a green retrofit to HSF’s offices. With over 300 people visiting HSF every year to seek guidance on historic preservation for their properties, this project will showcase green technologies and strategies that are appropriate for historic buildings. Sustainativity’s project not just saves money and energy for HSF but acts as a far reaching teaching tool for others preserving their own piece of history.

The project included added spray foam insulation, interior storm windows, LED lighting, air sealing, and low flow plumbing fixtures.

Sustainativity is proud to complete our first community partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank! Established in Savannah in 1981, Second Harvest serves as the food safety net for tens of thousands of children, senior citizens, low-income families, and people with disabilities who are at-risk for hunger throughout southeastern Georgia.  They work diligently to feed the hungry by distributing nutritious food to non-profit agencies and at-risk elderly and youth. Programs include Brown Bag for the Elderly, Culinary Arts at Grace’s Kitchen, Kids Cafe, and Mobile Food Pantry.  These programs are designed to provide hunger relief to those most vulnerable. Last year, Second Harvest food bank provided more than 8.1 million meals (more than 9.6 million pounds of food) to hungry people in our area.

Sustainativity provided a comprehensive lighting retrofit for Second Harvest’s facility. Unlike a simple cash donation, the lighting retrofit will provide ongoing annual savings for years to come. In fact, the savings from the lighting update will provide an additional 10,000 meals for Second Harvest to feed the hungry every year.

Read more about this fantastic project here. 

 

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