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"We joined KySEA to help educate Kentuckians on renewable energy and to encourage solar and wind installations in Kentucky." - Siobhan Mary Pritchard, Regional Manager

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Lighten Up Frankfort!

by Nancy Reinhart — last modified Feb 07, 2011 02:05 PM

Lighten Up Frankfort was made possible by a $25,000 Environmental Justice Small Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received jointly by the Frankfort Climate Action Network (FrankfortCAN) and Appalachia- Science in the Public Interest (both KySEA member groups).

Groups of individuals or members/employees of the participating organizations form teams of three to ten households that met four times and commit to actions that reduce each household’s greenhouse gas emissions. The teams use a workbook called “The Low Carbon Diet,” and the quantities used to project household cuts are based on estimates provided in the book.

The goal for LUF is to reduce Frankfort/Franklin County’s carbon footprint by 1,000 tons by the end of June.  At this time, the greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced by 413 tons.  LUF now has 35 teams which have joined LUF.   

LUF now has a total of 239 participating households with 66 reports received.  

From the 22 teams which are still meeting and the teams which have been asked to join Lighten Up Frankfort, we anticipate having at least an 213 additional reporting households by the end of June.  The greenhouse gas emissions reduced by participants is 6.25 tons on average, which would result in a carbon footprint reduction of 1750 tons if our expectations are realized.

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