Last week, Jackson, Mississippi Mayor Harvey Johnson, Jr. honored the City’s Environmental Program Coordinator and former Green For All Ambassador Alicia Crudup with a “Jackson’s Best” award. The Forest, MS native was recognized for “going above and beyond the call of duty” for the City’s recent summer Environmental Camp.
The camp was inactive for the past seven years until Crudup’s division resurrected it. Crudup coordinated a curriculum of games, lessons, speakers, and hands-on activities to teach kids about lead safety, water conservation, renewable energy, pollution, recycling, gardening, storm water, forestry conservation, safety and composting. Twenty-eight fourth and fifth graders attended the free Environmental Camp from July 16th – 20th.
“Because of Alicia’s dedication and creativity, the Environmental Camp was a huge hit with the kids and parents,” said Wanda Knotts, Interim Solid Waste Manager for the Department of Public Works.
Crudup served as a Green For All College Ambassador while studying at Jackson State University. She’s been employed with the City of Jackson’s Department of Public Works since September 1, 2011.