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WAWA Celebrates Earth Day 2011 With Green For All & The Ludacris Foundation at the Outdoor Activity Center

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On the eve of Earth Day, 60 elementary school kids from Dobbs Elementary School in Atlanta and God’s Little Angels Academy (Lithonia) visited the Outdoor Activity Center to learn about water conservation and to connect to nature by helping to install a rain garden, working to refurbish a frog pond on site, and learning about the insects and pollinators that inhabit the OAC Forest. This event was made possible through the collaboration and support of Green For All (Oakland, CA) and the Ludacris Foundation.

Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam (best known for her role as Rudy Huxtable on the Cosby Show), Atlanta Media Personality, Rasahan Ali, Rapper Ludacris’ Mom, Roberta Shields, and Green for All CEO, Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins were on hand to help the kids plant in the rain garden and connect to the natural world in new and special ways! Atlanta Falcons “Green” Starting Fullback Ovie Mughelli and Celebrity Chef, Ashley Clay also dropped by to join in on the fun.

Digging in the Dirt!
This was one of many events in which WAWA made a difference in the lives of children and for the planet during Earth Month, and the month’s not quite over yet! Stay tumed to this site for the latest updates on WAWA’s impact  and progress on achieving a cleaner, greener, healthier, and more sustainable West Atlanta.

CBS Atlanta’s Web Article and Video on the event can be found here and, the CBS Atlanta Slide Show can be viewed here.  See more event photos taken by Green For All Videographer & Media Archivist, Ryan Dexter here.