By: Chris Porter
On Wednesday, July 13th, Bluegrass Greensource was the nonprofit benefiting from Lucky’s Impact Day, a community program pioneered by one of the Lexington’s great new retailers, Lucky’s Market. In addition to providing access to affordable, organic food options, Lucky’s also invests heavily in the communities in which it operates. Bluegrass Greensource was excited and fortunate to benefit from Impact Day, and we will use the proceeds from this event to support our efforts to bring the science of water conservation, waste reduction, and energy efficiency to life in Central Kentucky classrooms.
In addition to receiving the funding from Impact Day, Bluegrass Greensource staff also had the opportunity to hang out at Lucky’s. This was a wonderful opportunity for us to meet new friends and introduce our work to those who don’t already know us, as well as reconnect with old friends who came out to say “hi” and take advantage of the store’s daily discounts and July’s local vendor fair. Throughout the day, we had staff on hand to share their expertise on sustainability, share resources, and connect with folks who were visiting from as far away as California or as close by as the University of Kentucky campus.
We also brought a beautiful rain barrel painted by Lexington artist Enrique Gonzalez to Lucky’s Impact Day and held a raffle. Huge congratulations to our lucky winner, Cibina Harris! During the evening hours, Pattie Stivender, our Education Director, led interested folks through a wonderful activity to make reusable shopping bags out of old t-shirts. We want to be sure to say a huge thank you to our friends at Lexington’s Habitat ReStore for donating the t-shirts that we used to make the reusable bags!
Thanks to everyone who came out to support Bluegrass Greensource on Impact Day, discuss their ideas for becoming more sustainable, pick up a t-shirt bag, or just to say hello. The day was a huge success and a reminder about how fortunate we are to live in and serve Central Kentucky. And, of course, our biggest thanks goes to Lucky’s Market for investing in our efforts to empower Central Kentucky to create a more sustainable environment through education and outreach – thank you for being such a wonderful community partner!