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Bluegrass Tomorrow’s annual Vision Awards breakfast will honor BCTC’s Augusta Julian Feb. 5

Bluegrass Tomorrow’s annual Vision Awards breakfast, a Bluegrass tradition, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the Marriott Resort Griffin Gate, with registration starting at 7:15 a.m. Augusta Julian Augusta Julian, who is retiring from Bluegrass Community & Technical College, headlines the List of Vision Awards recipients. She will receive the Josephine Abercrombie Award. Other award winners...

Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council event recognizes 64 schools, groups for being 'green'

Keynote speaker Ben Sollee gave a shout-out to his alma maters: Yates Elementary, Winburn Middle and Lafayette High School as he spoke about sustainability and played his cello at the Earth Day Celebration at Transylvania University on April 28. It was organized by the Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council. (Photo by Tammy L. Lane)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   The third annual...

Earth Day celebration features Ben Sollee, Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council

The third annual Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council Earth Day Celebration entitled “One Planet. One Experiment” will be held Monday, April 28, at 4 p.m. at Transylvania University.   The BYSC event begins with a Sustainability Expo and sustainability snack booth at 4 p.m. The program begins at 5 p.m. Both activities are in the Haggin Auditorium at 400 N. Broadway.   The 5...

Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council makes the Best of Green Schools list for leadership

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council selected the Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council for its third annual Best of Green Schools list in the Student Leadership category.   The Best of Green Schools 2013 highlights schools, individuals and communities working toward the common goal of healthy, high-performing learning places for all. The list recognizes the hard work...

Bluegrass PRIDE: Today’s environmentally active youth are already tomorrow’s leaders

Ben Swanson, a junior at Henry Clay High School and member of Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council, noted how a refilling station's digital counter trips twice when he fills a 32-ounce bottle. (Photo from FCPS) (Photo from FCPS)   By Amy Sohner KyForward columnist   Water, water everywhere, and lots of drops to drink!   Every time I work with high school students, I feel dwarfed by...

Fill ‘er up! Bottle refilling stations reduce plastic in landfills, promote healthy hydration

Ben Swanson, a junior at Henry Clay High School, noted how the refilling station's digital counter trips twice when he fills a 32-ounce bottle. (Photo from FCPS)   By Tammy Lane Special to KyForward   The Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council’s latest project is already making a splash in Fayette County schools.   Bottle refilling stations installed on two water fountains per high...

Fill 'er up! Bottle refilling stations reduce plastic in landfills, promote healthy hydration

Ben Swanson, a junior at Henry Clay High School, noted how the refilling station's digital counter trips twice when he fills a 32-ounce bottle. (Photo from FCPS)   By Tammy Lane Special to KyForward   The Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council’s latest project is already making a splash in Fayette County schools.   Bottle refilling stations installed on two water fountains per high...