The Just Energy Foundation was pleased to partner with Hands on Atlanta to build our first sustainable garden and outdoor learning space in the Georgia market on the 50th anniversary of MLK Day. Close to 70 volunteers united in service and celebrated the American holiday by building a sustainable schoolyard at Roberts Elementary School in Suwanee, Georgia.
Complete with garden beds, benches, and chalkboard, teachers and students worked side by side to build the new, gardens and outdoor learning spaces to be utilized by the school community for years to come. Dedicated to social action, the Foundation was eager to join Hands on Atlanta’s citywide Martin Luther King Day of Service to acknowledge the important role and responsibility of companies to get involved and help make a positive and lasting difference in the community. We’re proud to help honor Dr. King’s historic legacy and unite in service to advance student education and equal learning towards healthier, more inclusive communities. The gardens not only teach youth about sustainability, but create authentic learning experiences which help empower students to take their place as earth stewards and become our future leaders of tomorrow.
Click here to learn more on the Roberts Elementary School build including how teachers plan to use their new sustainable schoolyard.
With eight sustainable gardens now successfully built, we are forging ahead to our next garden builds next month in Sacramento, California. More garden builds are also scheduled this year for the US East (New York, Pennsylvania) and Midwest (Illinois, Ohio), as well as South Texas.