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These Kentucky cousins take a break outdoors to enjoy the spring weather.

2014 Earth Day in Kentucky

Earth Day on the Old Capitol Lawn
April 15, 2014
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 


Please join the First Lady and others in recognizing three Kentucky schools for their energy-saving efforts at 11:30 a.m. April 15 in the Capitol Rotunda.

Officials from the Kentucky Housing Corp. will be there with an exciting announcement for homeowners.


The Office of the First Lady, the Energy and Environment Cabinet and the Kentucky Environmental Education Council are hosting this year's Earth Day celebration on April 15, 2014, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the Old Capitol Lawn in downtown Frankfort. State agencies and nonprofits will staff educational booths to illustrate each organization’s mission and role in keeping our environment clean, healthy and sustainable. While EEC continues to confirm exhibitors, here is a list of those who have made plans to participate:
  • Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
  • State Office Building Green Team
  • Governor’s Garden
  • Division of Forestry
  • Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund
  • Kentucky State Parks
  • Division of Water - Watershed Management Branch
  • Walk/Bike Frankfort
  • Bluegrass Greensource
  • City of Frankfort Public Works Department
  • Division for Air Quality
  • Division of Compliance Assistance
  • Kentucky State Fire Marshal
  • Division of Waste Management
  • Kentucky National Energy Education Development Project
  • Capital City Beekeepers
  • Kentucky School Boards Association
  • Kentucky Housing Corp. Home Performance Program
  • Kentucky Environmental Education Council
  • Woods and Waters Land Trust
  • Kentucky Exotic Pest Control Council
  • Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Resources

2014 "Capture the Earth" Photography Contest


 A Look Back at the 2013 Kentucky
Earth Day Celebration






 Andrea Flatt, 14, of Cumberland County Middle School, won the 2013 "Capture the Earth" photography contest for middle school students with her close-up photo of a snail on a leaf. Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Peters and Department of Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker presented her a gift card to use at a Kentucky State Resort Park of her choice during the April 22 Earth Day celebration at the Capitol Education Center in Frankfort.
Secretary Peters also presented the Secretary’s Young Environmentalist Award to Ben Swanson, a junior at Fayette County’s Henry Clay High School, for his volunteer work at the Nature Conservancy’s Jim Beam Nature Preserve in Jessamine and Garrard counties.