Environmental Education Leads to Communications Awards for Division for Air Quality

CampfireCardFBThe Kentucky Association of Government Communicators (KAGC) recognized the Division for Air Quality (DAQ) with two awards last month at KAGC’s Awards of Excellence ceremony.

DAQ received an Award of Merit for its Campfire Trash Burning Awareness Brochure.  The brochure is being used at State and U.S. Forest Service campgrounds throughout Kentucky to spread awareness of the health and environmental hazards of burning trash.

IMG_6642DAQ also received an Honorable Mention for the eye-catching hybrid-electric vehicle wrap that adorns two Chevy Volts in the Department for Environmental Protection’s (DEP) vehicle fleet.  In addition to daily DEP business travel, the wrapped Volts are frequently used for educational outreach.  “I often use the Volts in my outreach programs, using them to demonstrate the latest green technologies in transportation”, said DAQ environmental educator Roberta Burnes.

KAGC’s annual Awards of Excellence recognizes the achievements of public agencies or individuals whose work has furthered the profession of communication and the public’s knowledge of government.

“The Division for Air Quality has a strong commitment to environmental education,” said DAQ director John Lyons.  “These awards showcase some of our best communication pieces that help us spread the clean air message across the Commonwealth.”