October 5, 2016

Kentucky's Student Leaders Won't Be Ignored

The Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition is sick of feeling ignored.

We have taken upon ourselves the burden of inspiring change for an environmentally just and sustainable future in a place where most of our political leaders couldn’t care less. KSEC is demanding change and fostering a network of youth from around the state to be engaged in Kentucky’s politics.

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We’ve created an expansive network of college and high school campuses across Kentucky to share ideas and resources. Since we were founded in 2007, here's a snapshot of some of the victories we've accomplished:

  • Trained hundreds of student leaders across the state

  • Shut down campus coal boilers at Transylvania University and the University of Kentucky

  • Won a campaign for a Climate Action Plan at Eastern Kentucky University

  • Brought local food to Dupont Manual High School

  • Got Alice Lloyd College to start a recycling program

  • Won a campaign to establish a Green Revolving Fund at Centre College

KSEC is now at a crossroads. It’s time for our growing coalition to think bigger, figure out how to unite our campuses, and make a greater impact. That's why we're beginning a Strategic Planning process—to help our coalition navigate through this moment.

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The KSEC Strategic Planning Core is now working to launch a long-term planning process and focus on our organization on uniting the youth environmental movement in Kentucky. This process is an opportunity to evaluate our victories and expand on them, and it's an opportunity to become more effective at helping save the environment by uniting and connecting  students at the state level and creating space for  passionate and innovative youth leaders to emerge.  

As students and youth of Kentucky, we are empowering ourselves. We are Kentucky’s bright future, and together we are creating a plan that can’t be ignored!

Are you in Kentucky and want to plug in? Join KSEC at our Fall Summit October 21-23rd to weigh in on this important process!

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