Generation Green: Liam Rattray Service Project

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As a tribute to former Ivan Allen College student Liam Rattray’s dedication to sustainability and urban agriculture, Generation Green is hosting the Liam Rattray Memorial Service Project at the Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture.
Liam grew up in Atlanta and was one of the city's most promising young environmental leaders. In his sophomore year at Georgia Tech, Liam founded Students Organizing for Sustainability (SOS) and laid the groundwork for Tech's campus garden, community supported agriculture program and sustainable dining committee. His reach extended well beyond the campus setting to community organizations that include Georgia Organics, Atlanta Local Food Initiative, East Atlanta Farmers Market, Truly Living Well Farms, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance and many more.

On Memorial Day 2011, just weeks after graduating from Georgia Tech's Honors Program with his bachelor’s degree in public policy, Liam was killed by a drunk driver in Little Five Points while on his moped. This loss was a stunning blow to Atlanta's sustainability community and all the people whose lives Liam touched.

Join us in honoring Liam through community service to support the growing movement for sustainable food systems in Atlanta. The event will take place at Truly Living Well’s main farm at 3353 Washington Road in East Point, GA. Work will begin at 9:30 a.m. and last until lunchtime, around 12:30 or 1 p.m. If there is sufficient volunteer interest, we will expand to additional Truly Living Well sites. Parking is limited at the farm, so we encourage people to take MARTA, bike or carpool.

Mark your calendars, tell your friends and plan to come out for this day of service, socializing and celebrating a life devoted to sustainability and wellness in Atlanta and beyond. We look forward to seeing you there!

The event is free but attendees are asked to RSVP online.

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