Lexington school named Green Ribbon school, 1 of 2 Kentucky schools honored

Monday, May 02, 2022 1:50 PM | Jessica Eaton (Administrator)

Two Kentucky schools were named U.S. Department of Education (DOE) Green Ribbon Schools.

Cassidy Elementary School in Lexington and Ascension School in Louisville were named Green Ribbon Schools for their efforts to reduce environmental impact and energy costs, improve health and wellness, and offer effective, sustainable education, according to the DOE.

Lexington’s Cassidy Elementary is in elite company on this Earth Day. It’s been selected as one of 36 schools throughout the nation as a Green Ribbon School, meaning it has consciously taken efforts to reduce waste and energy on its campus.

Teacher Kristi Fehr, KSTA Central Kentucky District Director, has been teaching her class about keeping the planet clean. Her positive environmental contributions can be seen throughout the school grounds. She’s led initiatives on the importance of recycling and clean energy, like building an electric car.

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