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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​From beginners to environmental stewardship experts, the Kentucky Excellence in Environmental Leadership's (KY EXCEL) Membership program not only provides recognition but is a community filled with information, resources and ideas to encourage your development as an environmental leader. Whether you are an individual, household, farm, organization, community, local government or business, there is a level for you!

 

 


Membership Criteria

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Bronze Membership

  • ​1 or more annual voluntary environmental goal(s)
  • Annually complete an Environmental Leadship Self-Assessment


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Silver Membership

  • ​3 or more annual voluntary environmental goal(s)
  • Annually complete an Environmental Leadership Self-Assessment;
    score of 50 or higher required
  • Have an Environmental Management Plan (EMP)



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Gold Membership

  • ​5 or more annual voluntary environmental goal(s)
  • Annually complete an Environmental Leadership Self-Assessment; score of 75 or higher required
  • Implemented an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) that is reviewed annually
  • Pledge to mentor others
  • Pass a 3 year compliance history check
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Begin Your Membership

Membership is free and applying is simple. At anytime, submit a completed membership application with the appropriate attachments. Our staff is available to discuss the level of membership that is right for you and to assist you through the application process.   

Renew Your Membership

Membership is annual and must be renewed every year by December 31st. To renew your membership, submit a completed membership application with the appropriate attachments. Remember to include an annual goal report for each goal proposed from the prior year and new goal proposals for the upcoming year. 


Upgrade Your Membership

Bronze and Silver members can upgrade their membership to the next level at any time by submitting a completed membership application with the appropriate attachments.

All membership applications must be submitted electronically by emailing  envhelp@ky.gov.​
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