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Beshear Commends Wellington as Green Ribbon School

earthday 2014LEXINGTON, Ky. (4/17/14) — At Earth Week ceremonies in Frankfort, the governor and first lady recognized Wellington Elementary as a 2014 state level Green Ribbon School that ensures its students are aware of how to help the environment and are dedicated to sustaining a "green" school.

Third-grade teacher and green advocate Brittany Phillips accepted the award for Wellington.

The Green Ribbon Schools program recognizes the highest performing green and healthy schools in the nation based on exemplary achievement in environmental impact, health and education. One of Fayette County’s most energy efficient schools, Wellington has a student  and teacher led team that monitors and holds the school accountable for its sustainability initiatives.

“We need our young leaders of today to be just as involved in Earth Day 2014 as their counterparts were in 1970 when we celebrated the first Earth Day,” Gov. Steve Beshear said. “That’s why it is important to recognize the work our students are doing. Our students are becoming game changers, and we should encourage them to continue.”

Beshear proclaimed April 15 - 22 as Earth Week in Kentucky. The theme of the April 15 event at the Capitol was “healthy schools, healthy environment.”

Did you know?

Locust Trace AgriScience Farm was a Green Ribbon School in 2013 and Rosa Parks Elementary in 2012.

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