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Citizens’ Environmental Academy launched in Lexington to promote environmental issues

Begins May 20

Begins May 20

CEALEXINGTON, Ky. (March 8, 2017) — Lexington’s Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works (EQPW) is accepting applications through March 31 for its Citizens’ Environmental Academy, a new program designed to engage Fayette County residents in environmental issues related to the work of the department. The program begins May 20.

The academy will consist of a series of workshops with tours, talks and hands-on activities. Participants will work in small groups to develop and implement projects related to the content of the academy. Each participant will be given an allowance of up to $2,500 to contribute toward the project of their choice. Projects will be selected by class vote and must be approved, along with budget, by the city.

“We hope that participants will help us connect with the community by sharing information with their co-workers, family, friends and neighbors and providing feedback from their networks to the department,” said Dowell Hoskins-Squier, commissioner of EQPW. “The program will culminate with an opportunity for participants to put their knowledge to work through group projects that benefit our community.”