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2015 Earth Day

 

The EQC is requesting nominations for the 2015 Earth Day Awards.

Each year, the commission recognizes individuals and entities for efforts to protect the environment and honors them during an April ceremony in Frankfort.
 
To nominate a group or individual, submit a nomination form and any accompanying documentation to:
EQC
500 Mero Street
Capital Plaza Tower, Floor 12
Frankfort, KY 40601
 
You may also email the form to Sujatha Santhanam. The nomination deadline is March 3, 2015.

 


 

The EQC honored the following individuals and institutions who demonstrated a deep concern and activism on behalf of the environment during its 2014 Earth Day Awards ceremony at Berry Hill Mansion on April 11, 2014.  Detailed information about each winner and their efforts to protect Kentucky's land, air and water is available by viewing the complete award ceremony program.
 

Click on the thumbnails to view a larger version of each photo.    

Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council

Heather
 
McTeer Toney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 administrator (left), congratulates students in the Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council on their EQC Earth Day Award. They are (left to right) Jimmy Chen of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Emma Anderson of Tates Creek High School and Haley Kane of Lafayette High School. Also photographed is Dr. Len Peters, secretary of the Energy and Environment Cabinet. 

Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council

​Tina Ward-Pugh, Louisville Metro Government

Heather McTeer Toney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 administrator (left), congratulates Tina Ward-Pugh, councilwoman for District 9 of Louisville Metro government, on her EQC Earth Day Award. Also photographed is Dr. Len Peters, secretary of the Energy and Environment Cabinet.
 

 
Tina Ward-Pugh

Kurt Mason, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service 

Heather McTeer Toney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 administrator (left), congratulates Kurt Mason of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service on his EQC Earth Day Award. Also photographed is environmentalist Horace Brown (second from right) of Shelby County and Dr. Len Peters, secretary of the Energy and Environment Cabinet.
 
Kurt Mason

​Ben Evans and Lisa Dettlinger, The Green Institute 
 

Heather McTeer Toney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 administrator (left), congratulates Ben Evans and Lisa Dettlinger (center)of The Green Institute on their EQC Earth Day Award. Also photographed is Dr. Len Peters, secretary of the Energy and Environment Cabinet.

 

Ben Evans and Lisa Dettlinger

Leslie Preston Meredith, West Hardin Middle School 

Heather McTeer Toney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 administrator (left), congratulates teacher Leslie Preston Meredith of West Hardin Middle School on her EQC Earth Day Award. Also photographed is Dr. Len Peters, secretary of the Energy and Environment Cabinet.

Leslie Meredith

​Terry Cook, The Nature Conservancy 

Heather McTeer Toney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 administrator (left), congratulates Terry Cook, director of The Nature Conservancy of Kentucky on his EQC Earth Day Award. Also photographed are his children, twins Cody and Elizabeth, and Dr. Len Peters, secretary of the Energy and Environment Cabinet.

Terry Cook

Karin Ceralde, Shelby County High School 

Heather McTeer Toney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 administrator (left), congratulates teacher Karin Ceralde of Shelby County High School on her EQC Earth Day Award. Also photographed is Dr. Len Peters, secretary of the Energy and Environment Cabinet.

Karin Ceralde

Gordon Garner, CH2M HILL

Heather McTeer Toney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 administrator (left), congratulates Gordon Garner of CH2M HILL on his EQC Lifetime Achievement Award. Also photographed is Dr. Len Peters, secretary of the Energy and Environment Cabinet.
 
Gordon Garner

DuPont-Louisville Works 

Heather McTeer Toney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 administrator (left), congratulates (left to right) William Dickerson, Mark Ochsner, Mike Crady, Mark Koenig and Richard Jarowski of DuPont-Louisville Works on their EQC Earth Day Award. Also photographed is Dr. Len Peters, secretary of the Energy and Environment Cabinet. 
DuPont Louisville Works
Teena Halbig and Sheron Lear, Floyd's Fork Environmental Association 
 
Heather McTeer Toney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 administrator (left), congratulates (left to right) Teena Halbig and Sheron Lear, co-founders of Floyd’s Fork Environmental Association, on their EQC Earth Day Award. Also photographed is Dr. Len Peters, secretary of the Energy and Environment Cabinet.
Teena Halbig and Sheron Lear