Celebrate Earth Day at Capitol Education Center

The Office of the First Lady, the Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) and the Kentucky Environmental Education Council are hosting an Earth Day celebration for state employees and the public from 10 a.m. – noon on Monday, April 22, 2013. The educational event will take place at the new Capitol Education Center located on the Capitol grounds.

The event will recognize the 2013 Kentucky Green Ribbon School award winners, * Kentucky’s 200th ENERGY STAR school, ** Kentucky’s Green & Healthy schools, *** and the winner of this year’s “Capture the Earth” middle school photography competition. In addition, visitors can browse education and environment-related exhibits, many from within the EEC; check out the University of Kentucky’s solar-powered car and the Department for Environmental Protection’s Chevy Volts; and listen to Bluegrass-gospel band, the Kentucky Mountain Trio, as they sing their environment-focused songs and other music.

WHO:
Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear
Energy and Environment Secretary Len Peters
Kentucky Environmental Education Council Executive Director Elizabeth Schmitz
Kentucky Department of Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker
Kentucky Department of Education
Kentucky School Boards Association

WHAT:
2013 Kentucky Earth Day Celebration

WHEN:
Monday, April 22, 2013; 10 a.m. – noon

WHERE:
Capitol Education Center (located next to the Governor’s Mansion)
706 Capital Avenue Loop
Frankfort, KY

For more information, contact ricki.gardenhire@ky.gov .

*The 2013 Kentucky Green Ribbon Schools are Locust Trace AgriScience Farm, Fayette County; Cane Run Elementary, Jefferson County; and Northern Elementary, Scott County.

** Kentucky’s 200th ENERGY STAR school is Caneyville Elementary School in Grayson County.

***Kentucky’s 2013 Green & Healthy Schools are Pikeville High School and West Hardin Middle School in Hardin County.

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