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Submit your letter of intent for US Green Ribbon Schools recognition by October 15 
Kentucky public K-12 schools are once again invited to apply for U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools recognition. This award honors schools that are exemplary in the three pillars of reducing environmental impact and cost; improving the health and wellness of students and staff; and providing effective environmental and sustainability education, which incorporates STEM, civic skills and green career pathways.

The "Letter of Intent"  to apply is due to KDE by October 15. For more information regarding the program, visit the Green Ribbon Schools page on the KDE website or contact Calleen Yett with KDE at (502) 564-4326 Ext. 4431.
Download your copy of Land, Legacy and Learning IV
KEEC has released Land, Legacy and Learning IV, which includes the 2015-2020 Master Plan for Environmental Education in Kentucky and the 2014 Survey of Kentuckians’ Environmental Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors. Developed with the help of the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education and the Kentucky University Partnership for Environmental Education, and more than 175 individuals from 13 regional meetings across Kentucky, Land, Legacy and Learning IV is a great resource for anyone interested in the future of environmental education in the Commonwealth. 
Please share the press release with anyone who may be interested in the master plan or survey. If you would like to help us meet our ambitious goals, please contact KEEC Executive Director Elizabeth Schmitz at
KEEC completes its 3rd year of membership in KY EXCEL
KY EXCEL is a program run by the Division of Compliance Assistance for individuals, businesses and organizations that are actively engaged in environmental stewardship or looking to make a contribution to improving Kentucky’s environment. Membership in the program is free. All it requires is a voluntary commitment. For information about the membership process and member benefits, visit the KY EXCEL website

Pre-order your "LET'S GO OUTSIDE" plate to support environmental education in Kentucky!

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Capital Plaza Tower, Room 1901 
Frankfort, KY 40601 
(502) 564-5937 
Toll-Free: (800) 882-5271 
Fax: (502) 564-6784 
facebook logo and link twitter logo and link youtube logo and link logo provides one-stop shopping for anyone wanting to teach, promote programs and events, or learn more about Kentucky’s environment. This user-driven searchable database will quickly help you find places, organizations, materials, and events related to environmental education. Grant opportunities, job openings, and a calendar of EE events in Kentucky are also listed. EE program providers are highly encouraged to promote their events and resources on the site! In fact, anyone may share events and resources on the site.  For technical assistance when posting to the site, contact KEEC. Click here to visit