Amy Sohner is the Executive Director of Bluegrass Greensource, a nonprofit environmental education organization serving Central Kentucky. Bluegrass Greensource works to empower the citizens of Central Kentucky to create a sustainable environment by encouraging small steps that can make a big impact toward a greener future for our communities. Since 2001, Bluegrass Greensource has provided outreach to schools, community groups, businesses, local governments, and citizens throughout the region.
One program Amy shares on this episode is Kentucky Energy for Youth (KEY). KEY works with 12 schools each year in the after school program educating children about coal mining and alternative energy. They read Saving Wonder, by Mary Knight – a story about a boy their age, from Kentucky, who works to save a mountaintop from being removed.
“Small changes, big impact” is the motto for Main Street Clean Up Project, which is another project Bluegrass Greensource runs each year on Earth Day, where 1,000 volunteers pick up over 5 tons of trash.
Democrats to Republicans, conservatives to liberals, old to young – one this is for sure, we all desire things like clean water, energy efficiency, and air quality but we often find ourselves at a fork in the road. Amy Sohner and Bluegrass Greensource are working to figure out a path we can all agree on and walk down it together.
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