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Summer Solstice 2023

On June 29, 2023, we gathered to celebrate women in sustainability during our annual Summer Solstice event!    

During the event, we presented Southface’s Luminary Award to Stephanie Armistead, Sustainability Program Lead for Natural Resources at Chick-fil-A. Stephanie has mightily advanced women’s roles in sustainability during her 25+ year career, co-founding the Southeastern Corporate Sustainability Rankings and working with nonprofits, businesses, and Fortune 500 companies alike to achieve ambitious sustainability goals. She is currently leading a collaborative effort to develop and pilot a new sustainable operations and maintenance program tailored to Chick-fil-A’s quick-service restaurants based on Southface’s BIT Building model. Once the pilot is complete, the program will be implemented at more than 2,000 Chick-fil-A restaurants across the US, adding to the company’s food waste, packaging waste, recycling, water consumption, and energy optimization initiatives. 

Inspiring Future Generations

Thanks to the generosity of our members and sponsors, Summer Solstice tickets supported a day of youth outreach as we welcomed Girl Scouts of Atlanta to learn about our upcoming sustainability upgrades to Girl Scouts of Atlanta’s headquarters through Southface’s GoodUse program, why these upgrades are important for our planet, and how they can aspire to be women in sustainability. 

About the Event


Summer Solstice 2023 is one to remember – and thanks to our friends at Vertical River, your solstice memories are now available for download. To view, sign in as a guest and use password "Southface2023"


Proceeds from Summer Solstice support Southface’s annual programs, enabling us to serve our communities with sustainable and resilient solutions that create healthy happy buildings, clean energy, water, and transportation for everyone.

Bites & Beverages

The event highlighted sustainable plant-forward bites from Sunshine Alchemy while we celebrated the solstice with refreshing cider from Urban Tree Cidery. Founded by women, these local groups are committed to a green planet.


During the event we hosted a meet with beekeepers and learn how female bees run the hive.

Get involvedJoin our events as a sponsor  – please contact Stephanie Brown at sbrown@southface.org for more details.