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Port Wentworth's IKEA center makes donation to help schools

Dean Peterson, sustainability manager at IKEA’s Port Wentworth Distribution Center, presented a check for $9,000 to Emergent Structures, a Savannah nonprofit organization that is building an educational greenhouse for special-needs high school students.

The structure will be built from materials reclaimed from various sites around Savannah.

Also present were Ramsey Khalidi, owner of Southern Pine Co.; Scott Boylston, president of Emergent Structures and program coordinator of SCAD’s Design for Sustainability program; Meagan Hodge, Emergent Structures project manager, founder of Design for Ability and SCAD Design for Sustainability alumna; Dean Peterson; and Stephen Hartley, Emergent Structures board member and director of Savannah Tech’s Preservation Technology program.

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