Elizabeth Schmitz


The Kentucky Environmental Education Council is close to releasing a draft of its new five year Master Plan, which helps steer the marketing, delivery, and coordination of environmental education across the commonwealth. 

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The Kentucky Environmental Education Council is hosting community meetings around the Commonwealth, seeking input for their new five-year master plan. The Council provides teachers with environmental literature at local levels, the Green Ribbon Schools Program and an educator certification program. Elizabeth Schmitz joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to preview their meeting at Murray State this Thursday.


Nearly 250 campuses are involved in the Kentucky Green & Healthy Schools program, an initiative aimed at involving students in protecting the environment. State Energy and Environment Secretary Len Peters says skills gained in the program help equip students to be environmentally aware. Kentucky Environmental Education Council executive director Elizabeth Schmitz says 50 of those joined in the past year. The idea is to engage children in a variety of efforts, including energy conservation and creating green spaces.