Many residents unaware of primary sources of water pollution
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 20, 2015) — A survey from the Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KECC) found that 96 percent of Kentuckians believe that environmental education should be taught in schools. The Survey of Kentuckians’ Environmental Knowledge, also found that some basic information, such as the primary source of water pollution in Kentucky, was unknown by the majority of survey respondents, according to KEEC Executive Director Elizabeth Schmitz.
The survey involved randomized phone interviews with 680 people from across Kentucky. The results were released as part of Land, Legacy and Learning IV, a publication of the KEEC that also includes the Commonwealth’s 5-year Master Plan for Environmental Education.
The purpose of KEEC, created by the General Assembly in 1994, is to help Kentuckians develop the skills necessary to solve current environmental problems, prevent new ones, and maintain a balance between the economy and the environment for future generations.