At Shack-a-thon, Alpha Gamma Rho Wins For Sustainability

Shack-a-thon is an annual student-led fundraising event for the Wake County chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Student groups sign up, build a temporary “shack” for a week and raise money.

The Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling awarded a Most Sustainable Shack Award to the student group that most incorporated sustainability into their shack.

The winning shack, built by Alpha Gamma Rho, is made from salvaged material that was donated. This is the second year that Alpha Gamma Rho has reused the structure. These reuse efforts not only save money but result in fewer discarded materials after the event.