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Bluegrass Greensource kicks of fifth annual Main Street Clean Sweep in 19 area communities

Beginning today through April 27, Bluegrass Greensource will organize more than a thousand volunteers across Central Kentucky for community-led litter pickups in 19 different communities. Bluegrass Greensource and organizing sites are accepting volunteers to help clear streets, streams, sidewalks, and parks of litter and debris. There are multiple opportunities in Central Kentucky to get involved...

Bluegrass Greensource seeking volunteers to fourth annual Main Street Clean Sweep program

Bluegrass Greensource is calling for volunteers to keep Lexington clean and green on Friday, April 21, and Earth Day, Friday, April 22. Between April 14 and April 22, 2017, Bluegrass Greensource will organize more than a thousand volunteers across Central Kentucky for community-led litter pick ups in 20 communities. Bluegrass Greensource and organizing sites are currently accepting volunteers to...

UK, Lexington join forces for wide range of environment-friendly Earth Day 2016 events

University of Kentucky and Lexington have several events planned to honor Earth Day 2016. On Friday, Earth Day 2016, members of the UK community plan to participate in Main Street Clean Sweep to help keep downtown Lexington clean and green. In its third year, Main Street Clean Sweep is a one-day, community-led litter clean up in 20 participating cities and towns throughout Central Kentucky. Volunteers...

Bluegrass Greensource, DLC present the third annual Main Street Clean Sweep; volunteers needed

Help keep downtown Lexington clean and green on Earth Day, Friday, April 22. The DLC Foundation (DLCF) and Bluegrass Greensource are looking for volunteers to help clear Lexington streets, sidewalks, and parks of litter and debris anytime from 12–4 p.m. as part of Main Street Clean Sweep. Main Street Clean Sweep is a one-day, community-led litter clean up in 20 participating cities and towns throughout...

Greensource: Community cleanups across
the Bluegrass need everyone to pitch in

Lawrenceburg’s Main Street Clean Sweep crew (Photo provided)   By Ashley Bryant Cheney KyForward columnist   As the region’s beautiful scenery springs to life, Bluegrass Greensource volunteers will be working with communities to create a clean, healthy environment for residents and visitors. And we want you to join us.   There are plenty of opportunities for you, your family...

Greensource: Litter begets litter, meaning until we stop it we have to keep cleaning it up

By Amy Sohner KyForward columnist   Today I had sushi for lunch – in my car. Who does that?   I guess it is not as bad as eating a gourmet filet mignon, but the car is not exactly the best place for sushi. A fast food burger or burrito maybe, but nothing that gets dipped in a wonderful mixture of soy sauce and wasabi and is eaten with chop sticks.   I decided on sushi from a grocery...

Greensource: With basketball over, April’s Earth Month shifts our focus to environment

This artistic rain barrel was painted by Franklin Independent High School art teacher Miles Johnson and his students. It is located in the Capitol Annex in Frankfort. (Photo from bgGreensource)   By Amy Sohner KyForward columnist   Basketball is over … now what?   Wow, what a basketball season! I am still recovering from the game parties last weekend and staying up way too late...