The Fayette County schools have received a 2020 District Sustainability Award as part of the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools program. The announcement came on Earth Day, April 22, from the U.S. Department of Education (USED), making Fayette County the first Kentucky school district to win a District Sustainability Award Fayette County is one of 55 honorees nationwide [...]
A Fayette County science lab teacher was honored at the district’s “Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability” recognition program last month. Julie Jones of Russell Cave Elementary School was recognized for her extraordinary environmental leadership at the year-end program celebrating green and environmental initiatives. The program also included recognition of Russell Cave as a National Green Ribbon School and of Morton [...]
Wellington Elementary School in Fayette County is a recipient of the 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Award. Acting Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Mike Boots and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made the announcement in Washington D.C. on Tuesday. In all, 48 schools were honored for their exemplary efforts to [...]
To provide Kentucky’s school district leaders with energy-efficiency strategies to reduce operating costs while improving student learning, a two-day High Performance Sustainable Schools Workshop is scheduled for March 12-13 in Bardstown. The event is hosted by the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence (DEDI) and the Kentucky National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project. Kentucky’s school districts spend on average [...]
Very Special Arts’ (VSA’s) Sustaining/Creating is a national juried exhibition that asks emerging artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, to showcase work that illuminates innovative viewpoints on sustainability and contemporary creativity. Beyond its scientific definition, sustainability references notions of responsibility and stewardship of our natural world in all facets of human interaction – from the environmental to the cultural. Sustainability indicates [...]
More than 200 students recently showcased their environmental projects at the Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools (KGHS) and Kentucky National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project Youth Summit and Awards luncheon. “With all of our school districts facing budget cuts, every penny matters,” said First Lady Jane Beshear. “I am impressed at the initiative shown by so many students and teachers. [...]
The Kentucky Department of Education announced to the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) last month it will participate in the Green Ribbon Schools (GRS) Program.