CSX helped kick off the Nature Works Everywhere Learning Gardens Program in Atlanta, Georgia on April 3 at Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia, GA. The program, a project of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) connects students to the global challenge of protecting the natural systems that produce our food, water, air and energy by building gardens in area schools. Volunteers, parents and students work side-by-side to create an outdoor learning space. CSX, the official railroad sponsor, was proud to partner with TNC, the Captain Planet Foundation and the Environmental Media Association (EMA) on such an important project.
Over the course of 2014, eleven metro Atlanta schools will receive the grants to build or expand existing gardens. "The Nature Conservancy is investing in the next generation of conservation leaders for Georgia and beyond, and this school has been a wonderful partner in this endeavor," said Deron Davis, executive director of The Nature Conservancy in Georgia. "We are proud to partner with the Captain Planet Foundation to execute this program here, and grateful for our national collaboration with EMA and support from CSX Transportation."
As the leading conservation organization in the world, TNC preserves and protects ecologically important lands and waters for the future. CSX’s partnership with the organization supports projects that encourage the public to take an active role in preserving the environment.
To learn more about Nature Works Everywhere, please visit http://www.natureworkseverywhere.org.