Green Life Expo & Awards
The Green Life Expo is designed to provide inspiration and the tools needed to help our community members become more sustainable in our everyday lives. The expo runs from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM followed by the Green Life Awards Ceremony at 4:00. We will be hosting hands-on workshops, sustainability panel sessions on industry and education, and exhibitors from local businesses and organizations. Click the "Schedule" tab for a detailed list of programs and times.
GREEN LIFE EXPO & AWARDS
February 29, 2020
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Kids Awards Ceremony: 12:00am-1:00pm Gardenside Room
Awards: 4:00-5:00pm Gardenside Room
Awards Reception: 5:00-6:00pm Gardenside Room
Green Life is a community-wide celebration providing citizens with an opportunity to improve their homes, businesses, and community environment. Events are held March through May by our partnering organizations to encourage learning and to provide tools necessary for creating an environmentally friendly community.
The "main event" this year will be the Green Life Expo & Awards on February 29th at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. The Expo and Awards will feature environmentally-focused organizations for a day of family fun followed by a ceremony to honor Athens’ sustainability superstars. Through peer nominations within the community, the Green Life Awards recognize sustainability leaders in Athens-Clarke County schools, businesses, community organizations, & government. These awards celebrate individuals, businesses, and organizations that have gone above and beyond in the ways of environmental stewardship, innovative sustainable design, and other community improvements. Join us on February 29th at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia to celebrate sustainability in Athens, specifically recognizing these dedicated award recipients. The awards ceremony will take place from 4:00 to 5:00 PM followed by a reception from 5:00 to 6:00 PM .
As part of the annual Green Life awards ceremony, the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government solicits nominations in a variety of environmental areas. Help honor local individuals, schools, and businesses by completing a nomination form in the "Awards Info" tab above. All sustainability-related organizations, departments, and businesses interested in tabling during the expo are encouraged to complete the Exhibitor Application located below or in the "featured exhibitors" tab above.
Please share your March, April, & May sustainability-related events with us HERE.
Stay tuned for updates to the schedule! More 2020 Green Life Expo & Awards details will posted soon!
10:00 am – 3:00 pm Green Life Expo Exhibitors Conservatory
10:30 Tree ID Hike Visitor Center Front Patio
11:30 Puppet Show Children’s Classroom
12:00 Kids Art Contest Awards Gardenside Room
1:30 Puppet Show Children’s Classroom
2:00 Seed Bomb Workshop w/ Athens Land Trust Adult Classroom
3:00 Tours at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia Visitor Center Front Patio Participants can choose between three tour options:
- Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden (led by Cora Keber)
- Prairie (led by Lauren Muller)
4:00 – 5:00 Green Life Awards Gardenside Room
5:00 – 6:00 Green Life Reception Conservatory
Questions can be directed to Stacy Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-613-3501 x7872
Registration is now open for the Green Life Expo & Awards. The event will be held at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia on February 29th, with the Expo to run from 10 am to 3 pm with the GreenFest Awards Ceremony to follow. Registration for the Expo is $75 this year. You will be provided a table and we will promote the event to the Athens Community. Last year the GreenLife Expo at the ACC Library featured exhibits, educational sessions, kids activities, green shopping, food, and fun for the whole family. Forty-two vendors participated, and we estimated that more than 1,000 individuals attended the event.
Exhibitors are limited to one table and two chairs (provided) if this is not enough to accommodate your materials, you will need to purchase a second table or contact the organizers about alternate presentation venues (workshops, activities, presentations, etc) Payment will be via PayPal, Cash, Check, or visit or office to pay with a credit card. You may make a combined payment for both events, or just the Expo or awards, as needed. Make checks payable to Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful and mail or deliver to 725 Hancock Industrial Way, Athens, GA, 30605
2020 Confirmed Exhibitor List
|A Small Green Footprint|
|ACC Sustainability Office|
|Aldo in Athens (Aldo Leopold’s Conservation Legacy)|
|Athens Citizens Climate Lobby|
|Athens Clarke County Transit|
|Athens Community Tree Council|
|Athens Land Trust|
|Athens Montessori School|
|Athens-Clarke County Public Utilities|
|Bag the Bag|
|Essentially Well Living|
|Firefly Trail, Inc.|
|Foster Brady Farm|
|Georgia Climate Change Coalition|
|Grow It, Know It|
|Guardians of the Gorillas|
|Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful|
|Market Fresh Produce|
|Oconee River Audubon Society|
|Oconee River Land Trust|
|Oconee Rivers Greenway Commission|
|Sandy Creek Nature Center, Inc.|
|Solar Sun World|
|State Botanical Garden of Georgia|
|There Goes the Neighborhood! Author|
|UGA Coperative Extension Master Gardeners/Composters|
|University of Georgia Radon Education Program|
|Upper Oconee Watershed Network|
Kids’ Art Contest Form (Due January 17, 2020)
2020 AWARDS NOMINATIONS
Nomination Form for Individual Recycling and Waste Reduction Due 1/31/20
Nomination Form for Business / Industry Recycling and Waste Reduction Due 1/31/20
Nomination Form for Clarke County Schools Recycling and Waste Reduction Due 1/31/20
Nomination Form for KACCB Keepin’ It Clean Citizen of the Year Due 1/31/20
Kids' Art Contest
GREEN LIFE EXPO & AWARDS ART,
PHOTOGRAPHY AND POETRY CONTEST
2020 Theme: “Leap into Sustainability”
The theme is based on the 2020 leap year. How do you leap into sustainability? Is it by composting, recycling, conserving water and energy, or keeping our community litter free? We encourage you to create artwork (painting, drawing, and sculptures), short video (30 seconds-1.5 minutes), take a photograph or write a poem to demonstrate how we can leap into sustainability. A form must be attached to each entry.
Winners will be notified in early February and will be recognized at the Green Life Expo & Awards on February 29th, 2020! All students K-12 are encouraged to submit their work! Selections will be made based on grade level and medium category (art, photography and poetry) and will receive a prize. In addition, all winners will have their art and photography on display on the day of the awards ceremony. The poetry contest winners will be asked to read their poem at the event.
All entries are due to the ACC Recycling Division, Green School Program, at 725 Hancock Industrial Way, Athens, GA 30605 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17th 2020.
For additional information, contact Jackie Sherry at (706) 613-3729 ext. 6742 or email@example.com.
- A Small Green Footprint
- ACC Public Utilities
- ACC Recycling
- ACC Stormwater
- ACC Sustainability
- ACC Transit
- Aldo In Athens
- Athens Citizen's Climate Lobby
- Athens Community Tree Council
- Athens In Motion
- Athens Land Trust
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- Bag the Bag
- Can I Recycle This, Inc.
- Collective Harvest
- Essentially Well Living
- Firefly Trail, Inc.
- Foster Brady Farm
- GA Climate Change Coalition
- Grow It, Know It
- Guardians of the Gorillas
- Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful
- Market Fresh Produce
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- Oconee River Land Trust
- Oconee Rivers Greenway Commission
- Sandy Creek Nature Center
- Solar Sun World
- Solarize Athens/Solar Crowd Source
- State Botanical Garden of Georgia
- There Goes the Neighborhood!
- UGA Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners/Composters
- UGA Radon Education Program
- Upper Oconee Watershed Network @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>