Savannah residents learn about clean energy by playing kickball

Published: Jul. 23, 2011 at 7:49 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 5, 2011 at 12:59 AM EDT
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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah area residents and Sierra Club supporters gathered in Forsyth Park to learn about the environment while playing kickball.

The unique event taught attendees about clean energy resources.

Attendees lined up to kick a kickball into a field full of people wearing different colored shirts to represent different sources of energy. Fielders wearing black represented dirty coal and fielders wearing red represented nuclear power. If the kicker hit the ball to one of the fielders wearing red or black shirts, they were out. If they kicked the ball to a fielder wearing a different colored shirt, which represented clean energy, they could round the bases and "score a run for Georgia."

Georgia State Senator Lester Jackson was at the event as the special guest.

"Georgia should be on the path to using renewable energy and we should bring awareness to every Georgian to let them know. We need to protect our environment and this is a great way to make that statement," Senator Jackson said.

Georgia currently ranks 37 out of the 50 states in energy efficiency.

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