Athens, Ga. – The Small Dreams Foundation will hold its third annual Fun Run Toward Sustainability March 21 at 9 a.m. in the State Botanical Garden, 2450 S. Milledge Ave. Proceeds from the event will benefit the University of Georgia Office of Sustainability and the State Botanical Garden.
The nonprofit foundation focuses on honoring the life of Brittney Fox Watts by inspiring individuals and communities to improve global and environmental awareness. Watts, who graduated in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in advertising from the UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, died in July 2011. As a UGA alumnus, she was a dabbler and explorer of the world and was wholeheartedly dedicated to doing her best work, no matter the cause, newest hobby or challenge at hand, according to the foundation.
The Third Annual Fun Run Toward Sustainability is a celebration of sustainable actions toward a healthy community. Many green features are part of this event, including:
• Seed paper race bibs
• Paperless online registration
• On-site recycling and composting
• Awards made from recycled materials
• Sustainability “education stations” along the race course
• Interactive displays from local sustainability-related organizations
The Brittney Fox Watts Endowment for Study Abroad in Sustainability provides support to students who share passions for traveling, experiencing different cultures and embracing sustainable practices to address the health and well-being of individuals and communities around the globe.