LEXINGTON, Ky. — Bluegrass Greensource will host the inaugural Bluegrass Sustainability Summit in February. Attendees will hear about success stories from Cincinnati, Louisville and other Kentucky communities, learn from local experts in four main topic areas and hear keynote speaker Mark Fisher, VP facilities, planning and sustainability at the Cincinnati Zoo.
The four main topics to be discussed at the Sustainability Summit were chosen based on a survey conducted by Bluegrass Greensource last spring. Waste Reduction, Water Quality, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, and Sustainable Agriculture and Local Food will each have their own action team which will set goals for Central Kentucky based on the issues presented by the panelists of each track.
Rachel Norton of the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development will lead and guide the Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Team for one year as it takes on local challenges and opportunities in Central Kentucky. Norton will lead discussion at the summit for panelists Scott Drake of East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Andy McDonald of Earth Tools Inc. and Chris Woolery of Mountain Association for Community Economic Development.
To be held at the University of Kentucky’s Gatton Student Center on Febr. 4, 2020, the summit will empower attendees to create change in their businesses, homes, and communities. All Central Kentuckians – including elected officials, government employees, businesses, students, and those working in community and environmental fields – are invited to become inspired to work together to make Kentucky a greener state. More information regarding the event and the day’s agenda can be found at https://bggreensource.org/summit/.
Bluegrass Greensource is an environmental non-profit organization that has offered resources and educational information to 20 Central Kentucky Counties since 2001. Greensource provides outreach to over 230 schools, 600 community groups, businesses, local governments, and private citizens throughout Central Kentucky. Encouraging small, every day changes that make a big difference, they foster positive environmental and economic impact throughout the region. For more information visit www.bgGreensource.org.