These are not all the local green, eco and environmental resources in Kentucky. Please feel free to submit your blog or website if you have local resource that is sustainably related.
- Green KY
- Sustainable Kentucky
- Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) – www.aashe.org – nationwide organization based in Lexington, KY whose mission is to “promote sustainability in all sectors of higher education through education, communication, research and professional development”
- Bluegrass Conservancy – www.bluegrassconservancy.org – the Bluegrass Conservancy is a nonprofit land trust dedicated to the preservation of rural farmland in the Bluegrass region
- Bluegrass Partnership for a Green Community –www.bluegrasspartnership.org – coalition of institutions and organizations geared to making Lexington and the Bluegrass region more sustainable.
- Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility @ UofL -http://louisville.edu/landuse – an interdisciplinary research and public service center at the University of Louisville. Focuses on land use and practices that are related to the natural and human environment. The Center seeks to identify principles, methods, and processes that promote environmentally responsible land uses through research, public service, and interdisciplinary educational programs.
- Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transportation (CART) –www.cartky.org – CART is a Louisville-based organization advocating for sustainable transportation. Walking, bicycling and public transportation are the future of transportation, and CART is helping us get there.
- Community Farm Alliance (CFA) – www.communityfarmalliance.org – statewide organization geared towards increasing awareness and involvement in sustainable, local agriculture and consumption
- Frankfort Climate Action Network – based in the state capital, FrankfortCAN is working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make Franklin County more sustainable. Although they don’t currently have a website, you can join their mailing list by emailing frankfortcan [at] gmail [dot] com. Their meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month.
- Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC) – www.kftc.org – Kentucky’s statewide, grassroots citizen activist organization. KFTC does great work in a number of social justice arenas, but most pertinent here is their dedication to stopping the practice of mountaintop removal in Eastern Kentucky. KFTC annually hosts ‘I Love Mountains’ Day on February 14th.
- Kentucky Conservation Committee (KCC) – www.kyconservation.org – nonpartisan environmental coalition dedicated to lobbying Frankfort legislators for greater environmental protection in the state
- Kentucky Heartwood – www.kyheartwood.org – activist organization dedicated to forest land conservation and stewardship and sustainable forestry.
- Kentucky Waterways Alliance – www.kwalliance.org – Louisville-based non-profit working to protect and restore Kentucky’s waterways through statewide advocacy and outreach work. The only nonprofit organization in Kentucky dedicated solely to clean water issues.
- Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) – www.maced.org – based out of Berea, MACED works on a number of issues important to the well-being of eastern Kentucky. Sustainable forestry initiatives focusing on the importance of carbon sequestration, energy efficiency and small business development are at the heart of MACED’s work.
- Sierra Club, Cumberland Chapter – www.kentucky.sierraclub.org – Kentucky’s statewide chapter of the nation’s largest environmental activist organization.
- Southern Energy Network – www.climateaction.net – coalition of activist organizations in the southeast dedicated to creating a clean, renewable energy future in the region most affected by the prominence of coal and nuclear power. Kentucky is one of the state’s that falls under the SEN umbrella.
- Sustainable Communities Network – www.sustainlex.org – spearheaded by Lexington activist Jim Embry, the Sustainable Communities Network is a broad-based sustainability effort in the Bluegrass that aims to educate and empower citizens to think, act and live sustainably.
- Tracy Farmer Center for the Environment @ UK – http://tfce.uky.edu/ – the TFCE is an interdisciplinary environmental education, outreach and research institute housed in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.
- University of Kentucky Greenthumb Environmental Club –www.ukgreenthumb.webs.com – Greenthumb is the state’s largest student-run environmental club. Greenthumb has been instrumental in fighting to make the University of Kentucky more sustainable by promoting a ‘green fee’ to go towards renewable energy on campus and by opposing the logging of UK’s Robinson Forest.
- Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library – www.wildcatwheels.org – the University of Kentucky campus bicycle shop promotes bicycling as a way of life. Students, faculty and staff at UK can take advantage of WW semester-long bike loan program, or even go into the shop to get your own two wheels tuned up. Arguably the center of cycling culture in Lexington. Located in the basement of Blazer Hall on UK’s North Campus.
- Tumbledown Farm Good books and down-to-earth philosophizing about sustainable farming and organic gardening.
- Kentucky Farmer
- Kentucky Eco Geek
- GreenLex – www.greenlex.org – clearinghouse of information about sustainability in Lexington, KY
- The Fayette Alliance – www.fayettealliance.com – the Fayette Alliance seeks to combine the interests of the Lexington area by protecting peripheral farmland by promoting responsible infill redevelopment of the downtown.
- Louisville Green Guide
- Living Green Louisville here is so much information out there that we all need to know, especially with companies advertising eco-friendly products and services and not all of them truly are eco-friendly. But, there’s not enough hours in the day and the information is too important to miss. There are tremendous green resources available in the market and as part of my service commitment to my clients, I will help you identify and make sense of these invaluable green opportunities.
- Honest Farm n the heart of Kentucky‘s bluegrass country near the historic village of Midway, noted cookbook author Susie Quick has founded a nonprofit sustainable farm