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June 2012: Homegrown Kentucky opens Owsley County garden and wins PRIDE award

University of Kentucky students Ben Smith, Adam Meredith and Luke McAnally accepted the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award from Sandy Gay, who is PRIDE Board Member.

Owsley County celebrated the launch of its Homegrown Kentucky community garden on May 24, and PRIDE honored two agencies leading the innovative project. The garden is located at Owsley County High School, which has a substantial amount of tillable land. Students have been working in the garden, which allows for hands-on learning activities in subjects […]

36,825 students learned with PRIDE in 2011-2012

Students recycling at school

Nature came to life in classrooms across southern and eastern Kentucky during this school year, thanks to the PRIDE Environmental Education Outreach Program. The program sent 15 environmental education liaisons into schools in 22 counties (including all independent school systems in those counties), reaching a total of 36,825 students between September 2011 and May 2012. […]

Green Frog Gazette – 2012, Issue 1

Click here to view as a virtual magazine Click here to view as a PDF Topics: Energy Oscars: Jackson County students produce videos to promote energy efficiency Homegrown Kentucky: Owsley County celebrates its new community garden […]

Science Hill wins PRIDE award for March Madness

Science Hill Independent School won the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award for its “March Madness” project. Students in grades 5-8 were challenged to produce something relating to conservation, recycling, reducing and reusing. The 128 students showcased their productions at a school assembly. Robbie […]

Walmart Distribution Center earns PRIDE volunteerism award

Walmart DC 6097 accepts PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award May 2012

A London business and its employees have earned southern and eastern Kentucky’s PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award. Walmart Distribution Center (DC) 6097 was honored yesterday for its contributions to local events during PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month in April. During the Spring Cleanup […]

Clean Sweep of US 27 topped region’s Spring Cleanup

PRIDE Clean Sweep of US 27 4-17-12 Volunteer cookout

The PRIDE Clean Sweep of US 27 drew more volunteers than any other event across 38 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky during PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month in April. A total of 862 volunteers donated 1,561 hours to pick up litter along US 27 and surrounding areas during the day-long event, which was held April […]

Laurel Lake Cleanup: 224 volunteers, 2 tons of trash

Laurel County won the Cleanup Cup as the county with the most volunteers

  The 24th annual Laurel Lake Cleanup netted two tons of trash, thanks to 224 volunteers who braved rain and a chilly temperature on April 21. The volunteers — along with 30 staff members from agencies that organized the event — hauled in 4,397 pounds of garbage in three hours. All volunteers received a free […]

220 PRIDE volunteers cleaned roads at Dale Hollow Lake

Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup 4-14-12 - Volunteer cookout

The roads leading to Dale Hollow Lake are cleaner now, thanks to 220 volunteers who picked up litter April 14 during the second annual Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup. The two-hour event netted 400 bags of trash, seven tires and two car hoods. All volunteers received a free T-shirt, lunch and a chance at door prizes, […]

Four Jackson County Schools win “Energy Oscars”

Energy Oscars - vote for your favorite energy efficiency video

On April 30, several Jackson County students enjoyed the “red-carpet treatment” at the Energy Oscars, which honored excellence in producing videos about the value of saving energy. Jackson Energy Cooperative and PRIDE unfurled the red carpet at the Jackson County Area Technology Center to premiere four videos that promote energy efficiency with great creativity and persuasiveness. […]

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