FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 7, 2017) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet is now accepting grant proposals for projects that promote the use of recycled waste tires. This grant has been used to fund crumb rubber mulch for landscaping projects in recent years, but the cabinet is encouraging applicants to expand the scope of potential projects for this grant cycle.
Every year the Department for Environmental Protection honors employees who have gone above and beyond their job titles and duties to protect the environment, educate the public and ensure Kentucky is using and preserving its natural resources in a responsible manner.
Last Monday, Environmental Protection Commissioner Aaron Keatley, Dep. Commissioner Tony Hatton Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely honored 19 individual employees and six teams with outstanding service to the environment.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2017) – Energy and Environment Secretary Charles Snavely announced today that approximately $1.06 million in grant funding has been awarded for the cleanup of 112 illegal dumps in 25 counties across the Commonwealth.
“Illegal dumping affects safety, property values and quality of life across the commonwealth,” Sec. Snavely said. “This grant program is a great way to assist counties in improving their local communities .”
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 6, 2016) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management (DWM) is accepting grant applications for projects that develop an integrated infrastructure and offer public education programs on recycling, and for household hazardous waste (HHW) collection events.
See ways the Kentucky Division of Waste Management worked to serve the people of the Commonwealth in fiscal year 2016 (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016).
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 3, 2016) – Laboratory certification provides formal recognition to the managerial and technical competence of a laboratory performing specific analyses defined by a certifying body or environmental program. The certification process provides a uniform standard of quality for data being produced and accountability for the laboratories actually performing the work. All facilities (e.g., laboratories) must now be certified to submit Kentucky Pollutant Discharge Elimination System results to the Division of Water (DOW).
Thousands of students across Kentucky are learning about trees through the Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing contest, which opens today. The annual contests, an art contest for students in grades one through five, and a writing contest for students in grades six through 12, allow students to use the knowledge they have gained about the environment and transform it into creative art work and written essays.