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Join us for the KY EXCEL Member Celebration on Jan. 25, 2017 at Locust Trace Agriscience Center.

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Making a Contribution, One Member at a Time

Are you actively engaged in environmental stewardship or are you looking to make that first step? KY EXCEL offers a home for individuals, businesses and organizations looking to make a contribution to improving Kentucky’s environment. Here are a few things members say about KY EXCEL:

“Bluegrass Greensource values the work of the KY EXCEL program. We have been able to meet and work with some dedicated local businesses to share ideas and partner for projects. The KY EXCEL program is a great asset to our state.”  ---Amy Sohner, Bluegrass Greensource, Advocate member

“As a member of KY EXCEL, I enjoy getting to meet and network with the other members' environmental leaders. These meetings are a great benefit of being a KY EXCEL member and have proven to be very beneficial in my job.” ---John Helfenberger, J.M. Smucker, Master member

Collectively, this community of environmental leaders has

  • Recycled enough scrap metal to make 12,135 cars.
  • Recycled electronic waste equivalent to 42,389 computers.
  • Recycled aluminum equivalent to almost three 747 jet airliners.
  • Planted 123,267 trees to reduce carbon dioxide by 2,958 tons.
  • Saved enough electricity to power 1,160 homes for one year and natural gas to supply all Kentucky residents for 17 months.

These are just a few of the results that KY EXCEL members have accomplished. You also can join this group of Kentucky's environmental stewards. Membership in the program is free. All it requires is a voluntary commitment. KY EXCEL staff are available to help applicants through the membership process and down the path of stewardship. KY EXCEL strives to ensure that members enjoy all member benefits available to them.

Given all of this, why aren’t you a member of KY EXCEL? With a simple commitment and the help of our staff, there’s nothing stopping you from being “green." Join the community and make your contribution to Kentucky’s environment a reality.

In this video, Former Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear offers her thanks to those who work hard to preserve and protect Kentucky's environment and highlights projects at the Governor's Mansion.



 KY EXCEL Member Week


​In May, Governor Bevin declared June 5-12, 2016 as KY EXCEL Member Week to recognize all the efforts our members make in order to protect and improve the Commonwealth's environment. 


Become an environmental leader. E-mail or call our number below.