Kentucky Water Week events planned

Kentucky has a long history of caring for and protecting its abundant natural resources and one of the most important of these is water. The Commonwealth boasts a network of lakes, streams and rivers that are a vital source of drinking water, as well as a source of recreation for its citizens.

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Eastern Kentucky University plans carbon neutrality by 2036

Eastern Kentucky University has completed a comprehensive Climate Action and Resiliency Plan to strategically and economically reduce its carbon footprint to zero by 2036, in accordance with the Second Nature Climate Commitment.

The plan calls for the University to reach its goal via a variety of mitigation strategies, including: • implementation of geothermal heating/cooling throughout

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Kentucky Division of Water announces new initiatives for Groundwater Awareness Week

March 6-10 is Groundwater Awareness Week and the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) is launching a new field survey project to view Groundwater Protection Plans (GPPs) across the state.

“If you have a facility or project with activities that have the potential to adversely affect groundwater, you need to have and implement a GPP,” said

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Kentucky Envirothon Competition training locations, dates announced

Students all across Kentucky are learning about our natural resources through the Envirothon program. They are preparing to compete against other teams on knowledge of natural resources-related topics, including soils, forestry, aquatics, wildlife ecology and a current environmental issue. This year’s current issue is “Agricultural Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship.”

Two training days are currently

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Henry County, Kentucky schools recognized for energy efficiency

On Feb. 23, the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) recognized the Henry County School District for earning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification in all of the district’s five school buildings. Certificates signed by Governor Matt Bevin and Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely were presented to school officials during the Feb. 23

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KY EXCEL now open for agriculture

Launched by the Department for Environmental Protection in 2006, KY EXCEL is a free, voluntary program open to any individual, organization, community or business that acts to improve Kentucky’s diverse and unique environment through environmental leadership. EXCEL members go above and beyond the state’s environmental requirements.

In the past year, the program has expanded to

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Owensboro Company Wins KPPC Sustainability Award

Owensboro Grain Company has been selected as the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center’s (KPPC) Douglas C. Griffin Environmental Sustainability Award winner for 2015. KPPC created the award in 2009 to recognize those Kentucky companies that have demonstrated a commitment to the principles of sustainability by reducing waste, lowering energy use and practicing environmental stewardship. The award

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Kentuckians honored for Earth Day 2015

The Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission Friday presented its 2015 Earth Day awards to individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to environmental protection. This year’s event took place at the Berry Hill Mansion in Frankfort.

“It’s an honor to recognize Kentuckians for their tireless efforts and unwavering advocacy to environmental protection,” Arnita Gadson, executive

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Combined Heat and Power Webinar Video

A video is now available of the Kentucky Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partners webinar held on January 29. The webinar covered the first steps to determine if a CHP System could work for your industrial or commercial facility.

The webinar consists of two parts:

Part 1: Reviews the requirements of a CHP qualification screening

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Kentucky to Receive $20 million Alternative Energy Grant

Kentucky is set to receive $20 million to fund alternative energy research at many of the state’s colleges and universities. The federal grant money will come from the National Science Foundation with an additional $4 million from the state Council on Post-secondary Education. Grant money will pay for research to move the state towards new

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