Workshop to promote energy efficiency, leaner manufacturing to be held

Attendees will learn to improve quality, service and delivery while watching out for the environment

Strength Through Innovation:
Economy, Energy and Environment Strategies for Kentucky Industries

The Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center, Advantage Kentucky Alliance and Kentucky Division of Compliance Assistance are co-hosting a workshop designed to help Kentucky manufacturers.  To be competitive in today’s global marketplace, businesses must look at their processes critically to ensure that they are efficient, innovative and sustainable. This workshop will focus on helping manufacturers advance efforts to use lean, clean and energy-efficient practices to conserve energy, reduce environmental impacts, preserve jobs and enhance overall competitiveness. See our agenda.

What Attendees Will Learn:

  • Creating efficient processes through LEAN––a business model that identifies non value-added activities (waste) while focusing on rapid, continual improvement in cost, quality, service and delivery
  • Increasing your bottom line and reducing waste through efficiency
  • Integrating LEAN, energy-efficient and environmental efforts into your operations
  • Successful sustainability programs
  • Technical assistance resources and recognition opportunities

Who Should Attend?

– Facility Engineers

– Plant Managers

– Operations Managers

– Energy Managers

– Environmental Health and Safety Managers

To promote lean, clean and sustainable business practices in Kentucky, one no-cost facility assessment will be awarded to a qualified attendee of this workshop. See the required qualifications to apply for the assessment award.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. EDT at the DEP Training Center at 300 Fair Oaks Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Admission:  General $15; KY EXCEL members $10.  This fee includes light continental breakfast and lunch.

To register, visit http://dca.ticketleap.com/. You must register by June 11.

Workshop sponsored by Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center, Advantage Kentucky Alliance and the Kentucky Division of Compliance Assistance.

Student Artists Honored for Eco-Art Contest

Contest inspires focus on environmental themes through art

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) has selected the student winners of the 2015 Eco-Art Contest.

The annual contest is open to high school students who create artwork in the categories of conservation, pollution prevention and environmental protection through the mediums of media drawing, painting, or print; mixed media; sculpture and photographs.

The winners are Continue reading “Student Artists Honored for Eco-Art Contest”

2014–15 DEP Eco-Art Contest Winners Announced

Do you enjoy beautiful artwork with a Artwork_zpsjdbhg7hwmessage? Take a look at the creative and insightful statements that the winners of the 2014–15 Eco-Art Contest have included in their art. Each year, Kentucky high school students are encouraged to submit artwork that inspires others to protect and preserve our environment. Creative, interesting, colorful and thought-provoking works are the result. View the winning art from the fifth annual Eco-Art Contest, which is sponsored by the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP).

Students were asked to submit their work in a variety of media, including drawing/painting/print work, mixed media, sculpture and photography. Visited by hundreds of visitors annually, the hallways at the DEP Training Center in Frankfort are decorated with student artwork based on the contest themes of conservation, pollution prevention and environmental protection. Continue reading “2014–15 DEP Eco-Art Contest Winners Announced”

Eco-Art Contest Deadline Extended

The deadline for the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection’s 2014-15 Eco-Art Contest has been extended due to recent adverse weather conditions. Kentucky high school students are encouraged to submit their nominations by midnight on March 13, 2015.

The contest, which is in its sixth year, provides an opportunity for students to gain statewide recognition for their artwork as it relates to Kentucky’s environment. The Eco-Art Contest is a facet of environmental education, which is part of DEP’s strategy to protect Kentucky’s environment. Continue reading “Eco-Art Contest Deadline Extended”

2014 Eco-Art Contest Winners Named

Mary Nicole Peckham
The title of this artwork submitted by Mary Nicole Peckham is “Trappings”.

The Kentucky Department for Environmental
Protection (DEP) recently honored the winning 2014 Eco-Art Contest high school artists by presenting awards at high schools across Kentucky. Students submitted artwork in categories of conservation, pollution prevention and environmental protection and used media types of drawing/painting/print, mixed media, sculpture and photographs. Continue reading “2014 Eco-Art Contest Winners Named”

Student Nominations Sought for Eco-Art Contest

Program to recognize high school artists

In its fifth year, the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) is soliciting nominations for the 2013–14 Eco-Art Contest. The contest provides an opportunity for students to gain statewide recognition for their artwork as it relates to Kentucky’s environment. Used as a tool for environmental education, art supports DEP’s mission to protect Kentucky’s environment.

Multiple awards will be presented to eligible Kentucky high school students who create art using the contest themes or categories of conservation, pollution prevention and environmental protection. Students may submit artwork using the media types of drawing/painting/print, mixed media, sculpture and photographs, with one winner for each submitted art type within each category. Continue reading “Student Nominations Sought for Eco-Art Contest”