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.

  1. GLE 2020 
  2. Schedule
  3. Featured Exhibitors
  4. Awards Info
  5. Kids' Art Contest
  6. Upcoming Spring Events


February 29, 2020
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia 

Local greGreen Life Volunteer Button Opens in new windowen businesses, organizations, & exhibitors:    10am-3pm           Great Room - Visitor Center

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.

Confirmed 2020 Exhibitors

  • 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
  • Athens Montessori School
  • Bag the Bag
  • Collective Harvest
  • Essentially Well Living
  • Firefly Trail, Inc.
  • Foster Brady Farm
  • GA Climate Change Coalition
  • GA River Network
  • Grow It, Know It
  • Guardians of the Gorillas
  • Junk South
  • Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful
  • Market Fresh Produce
  • Oconee River Audubon Society
  • 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
  • Terrapin
  • There Goes the Neighborhood!
  • UGA Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners/Composters
  • UGA Office of Sustainability
  • UGA Radon Education Program
  • Upper Oconee Watershed Network