The 2016 Earth Day Celebration

On April 21, 2016 EEC, the Kentucky Division for Air Quality, the Environmental Quality Commission (EQC), along with the the Kentucky Environmental Education Council KEEC) celebrated Earth Day with environmental awards to individuals and schools and displays to show how everyone can be good to our home- the earth.

The event took place at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.

The EQC presented its annual Earth Day awards to individuals who have made significant contributions to environmental protection.  Also, KEEC honored several nominees for the Kentucky Green Ribbon Schools program and awardees for the Green and Healthy Schools program for their accomplishments in energy conservation and announced the winner of the annual ‘Capture the Earth’ photography contest.

Various booths, activities, important visitors and the Tesla are shown.  All were displayed in an effort to raise environmental awareness and connect with the community.  Photos by Carrie Searcy and John Mura.

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