Small Dreams Foundation Tenets of Sustainability
We hope Small Dreams initiatives will inspire you to minimize your footprint, reduce waste, support local businesses, and improve the environment in our beautiful local communities. To date, we have worked on the following programs and initiatives:
Education: Partnered with UGA Office of Sustainability to create and fund the Small Dreams Study Abroad Scholarships supporting 4 student awards for study abroad scholarships since 2012. At Small Dreams Annual Fun Run Toward Sustainability, participants complete a 5K and interact with Athens and UGA organizations focused on environmental and sustainable practices and education. Also partnered with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) in a Butterfly Release to celebrate and promote the CHOA organic garden.
Minimize Your Footprint: In Spring 2015, Small Dreams Foundation will fund 2 internships to support the Bike UGA initiative.
Waste Reduction: The Small Dreams Annual Fun Run Toward Sustainability (2012, 2013) works in partnership with Athens and UGA recycling, composting and repurposing groups, and promoted reusable items to educate participants during and after the run.
Support Local: In 2012 and 2013, we participated in creating a school garden for a local Fulton County school, donated funds to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, and sponsored a Young Farmers Scholarship to the Georgia Organics Conference.
Environmental Improvement: In 2012 and 2013, organized clean-up days at Deepdene Park in Decatur and adopted and refurbished the Roswell Park Children’s Garden.
The Brittney Fox Watts Endowment for Study Abroad in Sustainability:
The Brittney Fox Watts Endowment for Study Abroad in Sustainability provides support to students who share Brittney’s passions for travel, experiencing different cultures, and embracing sustainable practices to address the health and well-being of individuals and communities around the globe. A minimum $500 enhancement will be provided to select UGA undergraduate and graduate students attending a UGA sponsored Education Abroad or exchange program focused on sustainability.
Don’t Be Such a Dump!
Brittney had a passion for making the world a better, cleaner place and whenever someone would be lazy or make excuses she would often say, “Don’t be such a Dump!” Like Brittney, we believe a common misconception is that living an eco-friendly lifestyle takes a lot of work or is too expensive.