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The Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC) is a state agency within the Education & Workforce Development Cabinet.

The agency's mission is to promote an informed and knowledgeable citizenry with the skills and attributes necessary to effectively and constructively solve existing environmental problems, prevent new ones, and maintain a balanced and economically healthy environment for future generations.

To reach this goal, the Council coordinates environmental education (EE) across the Commonwealth, by:

The Kentucky Environmental Education Council was established to improve Kentuckians’ understanding of their environment.  Although a major focus is primary and secondary education, the Council also works with colleges and universities, businesses, local governments, private organizations and citizens. Our goal is to provide citizens with the knowledge they need to make their own informed decisions about our environment.

The Kentucky Environmental Education Council is committed to providing equal opportunities to participate in its programs for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.

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Current Council members include, from left, Karin Ceralde, Gordon Garner, Chair Horace Brown, Vice Chair Billie Hardin, Karen Reagor, Lona Brewer, and Marc Norton. Not pictured: Greg Higdon.

To view the KEEC founding statutes and a summary of the agency's history, click here.

To view biographies of current Council Members, click here.

To view current KEEC staff contact information and biographies, click here.

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