By: Amy Sohner
2016 is Bluegrass Greensource’s 15th anniversary! We were founded in 2001 to empower the 20 counties in Central Kentucky to create a more sustainable environment. Whether positive changes are made through increasing recycling, making a residence more energy efficient, installing a rain barrel or rain garden, or something else, for 15 years we’ve worked to provide central Kentuckians the knowledge and know-how needed to impact their local environments.
Much has changed in the past 15 years. In 2010, we changed our name from Bluegrass PRIDE to Bluegrass Greensource, and unveiled a brand new logo that better captured the scope of our mission and services. We strive daily to be a region-wide source for environmental education—particularly for preK-12 students—and direct outreach, all in an effort to build environmental literacy and connect people to the resources they need to lead more sustainable lives.
A core aspect of our work that has remained central is the importance of the connections we make with individuals throughout Central Kentucky. Whether volunteering for a litter clean up, participating in a workshop at GreenFest, attending one of our rain barrel workshops, or participating in other activities, your engagement with us has been a key to our ongoing success.
And now we need your help!
As part of our 15th anniversary, we want to gather stories about your experiences working with us. What have been your most meaningful or rewarding moments working with Bluegrass Greensource? How have we helped support your efforts to become more sustainable? What would you like to see Bluegrass Greensource accomplish in the next 15 years? Click here to visit our Google formwhere you can share your stories! We will collect these stories and then share them throughout our 15th anniversary year in order to celebrate the important connections we have with our many friends and partners!