Support Greensource in Annual GoodGiving Guide Challenge

Bluegrass Greensource is participating in the 2014 GoodGiving Guide Challenge, making us eligible for thousands of dollars in cash prizes when our supporters donate through the Challenge website! We are already off to a great start, raising $1,335 in just under two weeks.

As an added bonus from the Challenge, Greensource recently won a contest hosted by West Sixth Brewing. All nonprofits participating in the Challenge were invited to submit a t-shirt design for West Sixth’s Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter, and our Outreach Specialist Beth Oleson submitted the winning design. The t-shirts are available for sale at West Sixth (501 W. 6th Street, Lexington). Greensource will receive 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the shirts for the next year!


The Challenge is a partnership between Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing. Last year, the Challenge raised over $1.67 MILLION for 107 local non-profits. This year, 155 nonprofits are participating, and we’re expecting great things!

We are asking friends and supporters like you to help us reach our goal of raising $3,500 by donating at least $25 to Bluegrass Greensource during the Challenge! Visit our donation page at anytime between now and 11:59pm on December 12th. Many thanks to all of our GoodGiving Guide Challenge donors!



Supporting Bluegrass Greensource has never been easier — just shop at Kroger and scan your Plus Card!


Here’s how to enroll:

1. Visit

2. Click “Enroll Now”

3. Sign in to your online account, or create an account

4. Enter “39041” or find and select “Bluegrass Greensource,” and click “Save”

You’ll start earning rewards for Bluegrass Greensource right away on qualifying purchases made using your Kroger Plus Card!


Support Bluegrass Greensource on KY Gives Day on April 9th

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Bluegrass Greensource is participating in Kentucky Gives Day, scheduled for April 9, 2014, and we need your help! With just a few clicks, you make a donation that can help protect our local environment.

Go to: to make your donation TODAY!

Kentucky Gives Day, organized by Kentucky Nonprofit Network, is a 24-hour online fundraising event bringing charities and Kentuckians together for a powerful day of action by encouraging people to donate to their favorite charities.

Greensource’s goal is to raise as much money as possible in those 24 hours!  The funds we raise will help us expand our environmental education efforts in area schools, enhance our environmental outreach in Central Kentucky communities, and further our mission to help people make small changes in their daily lives that have a big impact in our environment.

“Bluegrass Greensource makes a difference every day through our environmental education and outreach programs in local schools and communities,” said Amy Sohner, Executive Director of Bluegrass Greensource. “By encouraging people, no matter what their age, to make small changes, they can not only save the environment but also save a lot of money.”

One of our many success stories includes helping a school district save over $50,000 annually on its waste hauling costs.  The school district has been so inspired that they have set a new goal to reduce their energy consumption by 20% by 2017.  To put this in perspective, if they were 20% more efficient in 2013, this school district would have avoided paying $1.6 million in utility bills.  This money could have gone toward providing salaries for more than 30 faculty or staff, purchasing over 1600 new computers, or building 7 new elementary school classrooms.

Beginning at midnight EDT on April 9th and continuing until 11:59pm EDT, you can visit our online donation page at and make your tax-deductible donation.   All online donations made to Bluegrass Greensource on KY Gives Day will go directly to support our mission.

You CAN make a difference.  Help the environment on April 9th!

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Sohner at or (859) 230-2325.