Summer Solstice 2024

A garden party, centuries in the making: join us for our annual Summer Solstice celebration on June 20, 2024!

Southface’s advocacy programs work to ensure healthy, affordable and resilient communities in the face of our changing climate and increasing urbanization. This year’s Summer Solstice invites you to celebrate sustainability and resilient communities as we honor bugs, future generations, and rising stars in Southface’s gardens.

Rising Stars

This year we are thrilled to present Rainey Shane with 2024’s Rising Star Award for her dedication to making a positive impact on the world. Rainey is the Chief Executive Officer of SEAM, Inc., a non-profit organization that specializes in embedding social equity in commercial real estate through the use of the Social Equity Assessment Method (SEAM) Standard and certification framework. Before her current role, Rainey was the Director of Social Sustainability for North America at JLL, where she launched and led social sustainability consulting services.


Some are calling it cicada-geddon, but at Southface we are excited to celebrate these amazing bugs. A resilience story 4+ million years in the making, these ancient, red-eyed bugs can teach us about climate change, increased urbanization, and our overall community health.  Come dressed in your favorite bug inspired outfits as we honor broods xix, xiii, and all bugs who help keep our planet green.

Future Generations

At Southface, we are building sustainability for life so that future generations can inherit a happy and healthy home. This year, we look forward to hosting students ahead of Summer Solstice as they learn why bugs matter. More details coming soon!

Image: 2023’s Luminary Award Winner, Stephanie Armistead from Chick-fil-A inspires future generations at last year’s event

Your Ticket Includes

Campus Tours

Learn about our sustainable campus from an expert team member. During your tour, be sure to complete your Southface Passport for a chance to win a Summer Solstice Prize Pack!


A chance to taste sustainable plant-forward bites. Menu coming soon!


Two (2) drink tickets. Come celebrate the solstice with refreshing local beverages!


Our team is thrilled to share; the bees are back on campus! During the event you’ll get to meet with beekeepers and learn how female bees run the hive.

Your ticket enables Southface to inspire future generations.

Thanks to the generosity of our members and sponsors, 100% of your ticket supports youth outreach – this year we welcome 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. 


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