Cee Lo Green sets up environmental initiative for students
Rapper Cee Lo Green and his sister have teamed up to create an initiative to help students become more aware of environmental issues.
The Crazy hitmaker and his sibling, Shedonna Alexander, have come up with The GreenHouse Foundation, a non-profit organization which will be launched in the star's native Atlanta, Georgia on 17 August.
The organization's first drive is to boost 'green education' in the area, teaching maths and science through gardening.
Alexander says, "The Green Garden program will use outdoor gardening as an innovative tool to teach math and science. It will allow students to experience a new approach to 'green education'. We are committed to the mission to empower children with the knowledge, attitude and desire to positively influence their futures, their communities and the long-term sustainability of their planet."
Green adds, "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." (MJ/AWS/LR)