Yesterday Sierra Club’s Georgia Chapter sponsored “Kickin’ Coal Kickball,” a creative and fun event to promote clean energy in the Peach State. At Forsyth Park in Savannah, local residents and Club supporters turned out to play kickball and educate the public about Georgia’s need to move beyond coal.
The game provided a unique twist for the schoolyard pastime: fielders wore different colors to represent different sources of energy. Fielders wearing black represented coal, and some wore red for nuclear power; those with other colors represented clean energy. If a player kicked the ball to a fielder in black, she was out. If she kicked it to a clean energy fielder, she could round the bases and score.
State Senator Lester Jackson was also on hand to play the game and offer his support for clean energy in Georgia. The state already ranks 37 out of the 50 states in energy efficiency, and it is in the midst of an extreme drought—so residents can’t afford to have any more resources wasted on dirty, coal-fired power.
The energetic kickball game attracted the interest of local television news, which gave us some great coverage in outlets like WSAV and WTOC.