By Lisa Conley
Remember when a toy required no batteries and did not include a screen? Albert Einstein said “Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.” This holiday season, you could give that gift to classrooms of children right here in Central Kentucky through a donation to Bluegrass Greensource.
Our educators work tirelessly throughout the school year in over 230 schools to teach children in our community about the natural world- something most of us today see less and less of. Our environmental activities include litter cleanups, watershed education using enviroscapes, organizing school green teams, helping students start vermicomposting/worm bins, and introducing students to Kentucky’s flora and fauna at outdoor events to name just a few. With your gift, we can introduce many more young people to the natural world. A world where the gadgets and screens can have a rest and the mind can be free to explore.
A donation to Bluegrass Greensource will not only spread the gift of environmental education, but it can help you with that person who has everything already. In the past, I have personally donated in the name of family. This was the perfect gift for them. There was no plastic and paper packaging to dispose of, no disappointment with another boring gift they didn’t really need, and we both had the pleasure of knowing the young people we might see at the grocery actually benefited from our gift. Your one contribution’s impact could multiply across generations. What other gift has this potential?
To make your gift of education this year, please go to: https://bggreensource.org/support/
If you are a teacher who would like one of our educators to visit your classroom, please call us at 266-1572. We also offer many environmental education materials for check-out at no cost.
‘Tis the season to give a gift that can change a life.