State Government Earth Day Celebration April 9

2011 Earth Day logo for Web

Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear is collaborating with the state Energy and Environment Cabinet and the Kentucky Environmental Education Council to host the 2015 Earth Day Celebration in the Brown-Forman Room and Cralle-Day Garden at the Kentucky History Center in downtown Frankfort.

The event will be held Thursday, April 9, 2015, from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.  A number of state and local agencies will have booths to educate state employees and the public about how to become better environmental stewards.

Here are a few exhibitor highlights: Continue reading

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Seeking Nominations for 2015 NSC Small Business and Trade Association Environmental Leadership Awards

The Small Business Administration’s Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs National Steering Committee (NSC) Awards are the states’ premier environmental award program for recognizing outstanding environmental performance, programs and individual(s).

The NSC implements Section 507 of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA). Section 507 requires states to develop a small business environmental assistance program (SBEAP). In Kentucky, this program is part of the Division of Compliance Assistance, Environmental Compliance Assistance Program, which provides detailed air quality technical assistance services to small businesses and also fulfills additional environmental compliance needs throughout the Commonwealth. Continue reading

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Current Job Openings at the Department for Environmental Protection – March 20, 2015

If you are interested in working at the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection and have a passion for public service, we encourage you to apply for the vacancies.

  • 39562BRENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST III – (Closes 3/29/15)
  • 39597BR – ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING ASSISTANT – (Closes 3/30/15)
  • 39578BRENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST I – (Closes 3/30/15)
  • 39580BRENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST V – (Closes 3/30/15)
  • 39581BRENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST III – (Closes 3/30/15)
  • 39628BRINTERNAL POLICY ANALYST II - (Closes 4/02/15)
  • 39630BRENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST IV – (Closes 4/02/15)
  • 39631BR – GEOLOGIST III – (Closes 04/02/15)
  • 39644BRENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SUPERVISOR – (Closes 4/03/2015)
  • 39641BRENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST III – (Closes 4/03/15)
  • 39642BRENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST CONSULTANT – (Closes 4/03/15)
  • 39643BRADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST II – (Closes 4/03/15)
  • 39651BRENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST IV – (Closes 4/03/15)

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Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection Recognized as Leader in Fleet Sustainability

The Kentucky Department Green Fleetsof Environmental Protection (DEP) has been recognized by the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition’s (KCFC) Green Fleets of the Bluegrass Program.  DEP received the leadership award at KCFC’s annual meeting on March 23, 2015 in Louisville.

In 2014, the Department added two hybrid vehicles to the fleet, bringing the hybrid fleet total to 27.  In 2011, the average fuel economy for DEP was 17 MPG. DEP’s average fleet fuel economy now stands at 20 MPG with the goal of 25.5 MPG by the year 2025. Continue reading

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The Marketplace – For Recycling Commodities

     TheThe Marketplace

MARKETPLACE

For Recycling Commodities

The most recent issue of The Marketplace is now available
for download

The Marketplace focuses on recycling trends, the “all state agency” e-Scrap contract and recyclable commodities’ pricing for those in the recycling industry, including centers, local governments, processors, brokers and end users. Continue reading

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Current Job Openings at the Department for Environmental Protection – March 20, 2015

If you are interested in working at the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection and have a passion for public service, we encourage you to apply for the vacancies.

  • 39562BRENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST I – (Closes 3/29/15)

Continue reading

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Commonwealth Cleanup Week March 21-28

Promotes personal responsibility for clean surroundings

It’s time to pull your work boots and gloves out of winter storage and participate in this year’s Commonwealth Cleanup Week, March 21-28.

Volunteers from across Kentucky will fill trash bags and pick up old tires during this 17th annual event.

The weeklong initiative is promoted by the Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) and kicks off the Great American Cleanup, which spans from March through May. Its purpose is to provide Kentucky communities with an opportunity to “spring clean,” recycle and promote personal responsibility across the Commonwealth. Continue reading

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