Updated: Tue, 11/06/2012 - 08:24

Port Wentworth's IKEA center makes donation to help schools

Dean Peterson, sustainability manager at IKEA's Port Wentworth Distribution Center, presents a check for $9,000 to Emergent Structures, a Savannah non-profit 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.  From left to right: Ramsey Khalidi, owner of Southern Pine Company; 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.  Special to Savannah Morning News
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Dean Peterson, sustainability manager at IKEA's Port Wentworth Distribution Center, presents a check for $9,000 to Emergent Structures, a Savannah non-profit 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. From left to right: Ramsey Khalidi, owner of Southern Pine Company; 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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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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