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The Kentucky Excellence in Environmental Leadership (KY EXCEL)

KY EXCEL offers a home for Kentucky's environmental stewards and an avenue to develop environmental leaders statewide. For those who are already on the path to stewardship, KY EXCEL provides a place to explore environmental issues, engage in environmentally beneficial projects and network with other like-minded individuals.

For those new to environmental stewardship, KY EXCEL provides information, resources and ideas to encourage environmental leadership development.

Read about the KY EXCEL program in the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet's Land, Air & Water Webzine.


"Bluegrass Greensource values the work of the KY EXCEL program. We have been able to meet and work with some dedicated local businesses to share ideas and partner for projects. The KY EXCEL program is a great asset to our state." 

Amy Sohner, Bluegrass Greensource, Advocate member

"As a member of KY EXCEL, I enjoy getting to meet and network with the other members and environmental leaders. These meetings are a great benefit of being a KY EXCEL member and have proven to be very beneficial in my job."

John Helfenberger, J.M. Smucker, Leader member​​​



  • Free assistance with project development, implementation and evaluation.
  • Coordination with other DCA services, such as compliance assistance.
  • On-site staff consultation and research assistance to help solve environmental issues and brainstorm solutions to implement better environmental stewardship practices.
  • Networking events to help partner like minded organizations, businesses, individuals and facilities.


KY EXCEL members

Need help?

E-mail or call the DCA Help Desk: 502-782-6189