River Rock Star Award
During our 20th Anniversary River Revival we honored our 2014 River Rock Star recipients. Each year, we present this award to a company, group, or individual who has used their creative gifts or innovative methods to benefit the natural world.
CRK commends our River Rock Stars’ support of environmental initiatives, specifically GreenHouse Foundation’s dedication to educate and inspire underserved Atlanta youth to become eco-conscientious ambassadors and IS Foundation’s commitment to promote accessibility to clean drinking water.
GreenHouse Foundation’s mission is to empower children to become responsible stewards of their environment, communities and future. Co-founded by Atlanta native Shedonna Alexander, the foundation is a continuation of their family’s public service. Their grandmother, Ruby Callaway Robinson, was executive director of CASCADE, a nonprofit aimed at addressing drug use among youth. Their late mother, Sheila J. Callaway, was an ordained minister and one of the first African-American female firefighters in the city of Atlanta. (Alexander pictured at the left with CRK executive director Sally Bethea.)
IS Foundation was founded by actor Ian Somerhalder, a star in the hit television series The Vampire Diaries. The organization aims to empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures. IS Foundation operates interdependently in several countries and covers different eco-spectrums such as habitat, energy and animals.