For Immediate Release
Contact: Mollie Harris, Communications Specialist
Phone: 859-266-1572

Bluegrass Greensource Announces Grant from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

Bluegrass Greensource is the recipient of a 2016 grant provided by the Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonels. This grant will provide for the purchase of new educational resources like animal pelts and skulls, books, and other materials that Greensource educators and many Central Kentucky teachers use to enhance classroom learning.

The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization of talented and capable men and women appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky because of their service to the state. The Order acts as the Governor’s ambassadors of Kentucky’s heritage and rich history of arts and entertainment.

The primary objective of the Honorable Order is to support needy Kentucky charities and worthy Kentucky organizations by raising money from its membership to help these organizations who stand ready to help our citizens share in Kentucky’s boundless future. The order celebrates this mission and encourages and affirms its members in these efforts.

Bluegrass Greensource is a 15-year old nonprofit providing top-notch environmental education to 20 Central Kentucky counties. In 2015, Greensource reached 4,352 classes and 189,238 people on topics as diverse as waste reduction, water quality, energy efficiency, general sustainability, and urban forestry. In addition, they invested $70,000 in green infrastructure, helped Central Kentuckians install 37 rain gardens, and built 231 rain barrels.