Our staff was excited to represent the Office of Campus Sustainability at the annual RayDay festival on October 15. This festival, organized by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, brings together vendors and organizations related to sustainability from all over the Georgia area. Attendees are able to learn about relevant programs and resources and enjoy amenities such as food trucks and beverages. Hosted at Serenbe, this free festival is a beautiful way to gather with colleagues and friends to learn more about and encourage sustainability.
RayDay was created to honor of Ray C. Anderson, a noted Georgia Tech alum who was a tireless champion for sustainable business. RayDay brings people together, encourages conversations and connections, and promotes sustainability. A further connection to Ray C. Anderson on our campus is the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, who empowers the leaders of tomorrow to create sustainable businesses and communities. Read more about them here.
At our table at RayDay we shared about the Living Building and the compost program at West Village. We also contributed prizes to the scavenger hunt organized by Serve Learn Sustain that encouraged the younger participants to search out and think differently about the functions of the environment and buildings. Keep your eyes open for next year’s event!