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"The Kentucky Environmental Foundation has for twenty years been focused on finding clear grassroots and policy solutions to some of our community's worst environmental problems, to hold government accountable for protection of our health now and in the future. KySEA means when it comes to energy issues in Kentucky, we don't have to work alone.  The Alliance offers an opportunity for many groups with a wide range of experiences and expertise to unite for clean energy policy solutions, creating a drumbeat for change that will benefit our health, the environment and our state economy."

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May 27, 2011

Register Soon for the Kentucky Habitat For Humanity Green Housing Conference

by Nancy Reinhart — last modified May 27, 2011 11:35 AM

WHAT: Green Housing Conference

WHEN: Monday June 13th and Tuesday June 14th

WHERE: Fayette County Extension Facility, 1140 Red Mile Place  in Lexington

COST: $25 for KySEA allies

Kentucky Habitat For Humanity, a member of the Kentucky Sustainable Energy Alliance, will host an amazing 2-day conference on green housing at the Fayette County Extension Facility in Lexington on June 13th and 14th. The special cost for KySEA allies is $25 for the two days, which includes all meals. Scholarships for travel costs and fees are also available.

The conference, entitled "Beginning With The End In Mind," will feature a wide range of speakers, including policy-makers and technical specialist from in and out of state. This conference focuses completely on the use of sustainable energy and green building techniques in ways that maintain housing affordability. As many know, Habitat For Humanity works successfully with thousands with low-income families each year to provide sustainable, affordable housing.  


Visit www.kyhfh.org or contact Ginger Watkins (ginger@kyhfh.org) to learn more or register for the event.

May 25, 2011

KySEA Members Look Towards 2012

by Nancy Reinhart — last modified May 25, 2011 02:05 PM

5.24 meeting pic 1Several KySEA members gathered together yesterday to explore what we have learned over the last year of working together as an alliance and to consider what we'll plan for this year.

photo: Dick Watkins and Andy McDonald, representatives of KySEA member groups

There was healthy discussion about the current state of Kentucky's energy landscape and future, as well as reflection about the lessons KySEA learned from the 2011 legislative session, during which KySEA members lobbied and gave powerful testimony in support of the Clean Energy Opportunity Act. KySEA agreed to support the the bill again if it is introduced in the 2012 session and began to plot out a course of action in the areas of research, outreach and education, and alliance-building as well.

5.24 meeting pic 2photo: Geoff Young and Subodh Das, KySEA members

KySEA members also got a preview of an outreach presentation we're calling the "Clean Energy Road Show." It covers the basics of what types of clean energy exist in Kentucky and explores their feasibility. It also considers what the obstacles are currently in place to widespread deployment of those resources. 

KySEA will host a webinar about the Clean Energy Opportunity Act and another meeting in the fall. Check this website's calendar or your email for more information!

If your group or church is interested in joining KySEA or hearing a presentation of the "Clean Energy Road Show," email nancy@kysea.org.

 

May 11, 2011

Save the Date: May 24th KySEA Meeting

by Nancy Reinhart — last modified May 11, 2011 09:35 AM

Join us for a KySEA meeting
Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
10 am to 4 pm
Northside Library Branch
1733 Russell Cave Road
Lexington, KY

BRING A BROWN BAG LUNCH!

If you are a new member or haven't been actively involved in the alliance, this is the meeting for you. It's a great chance to learn about KySEA.

During the day, we will discuss changes in the state and national energy landscape, explore Kentucky's renewable and efficiency potential and highlight specific ways you can plug into our alliance strategy for this year.

Please click here to let us know if you plan to attend.

Questions or want to join KySEA? Email nancy@kysea.org.

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