Grammy Award Winning artist CeeLo Green is making “green education” his mission. Green and his sister Shedonna Alexander have launched the GreenHouse Foundation in order to educate, inspire and influence children to become better stewards of the planet.
The launch of the GreenHouse Foundation will take place on August 17 in Atlanta, GA. Green and his sister will dedicate their first “teaching GreenHouse” on the campus of Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy – CeeLo’s elementary school. The “teaching GreenHouse” will be dedicated in memory to the late Sheila J. Callaway Tyler.
Some of the programs and initiatives that the GreenHouse Foundation offers are school partnerships, community garden programs, waste diversion initiatives, college scholarship programs and career development and training. The Green Garden Education Program through the foundation will help schools build outdoor green gardens on campus and introduce children to “green education” through their everyday school curriculum. The gardens will help students learn about math, science, and agriculture while learning how to positively influence the future by being better to the planet.
CeeLo explains, “Through the Green Garden Education Program, the GreenHouse Foundation is supporting schools with the tools, curriculum, and resources necessary to create and maintain an outdoor ‘teaching garden’. With the garden as the primary focus, children will learn the fundamentals of gardening along with the health and environmental benefits of growing their own produce. Children will also learn how to start and manage their own school farmers market. The hands of our children will help feed those in need, like the homeless or elderly who live in ‘grocery deserts’ with no access to fresh produce.”
The motto is “teach green, see green, live green.”