The Kentucky Environmental Literacy Alliance (KELA) is a partnership of Kentucky citizens, businesses, and organizations who support the goal of helping all Kentuckians become environmentally literate.
In 1990 the Kentucky Legislature defined environmental literacy as having adequate knowledge and understanding of environmental information, concepts and processes (KRS 157.905).
The Kentucky Environmental Literacy Alliance defines environmental literacy as an individual’s understanding, skills and ability to make responsible decisions that consider his or her relationships to natural systems, communities and future generations.
This alliance was formed with the purpose of creating an environmental literacy plan for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Kentucky Environmental Literacy Plan (KELP) was approved for implementation by the Kentucky Board of Education in 2011 (Read the Press Release here). To view the KELP, visit the KELP online
The content of this webpage was previously published on the website thekela.com.