Green Neighbor Program will conclude June 30
Published 1:04 am Friday, June 23, 2023
Thanks to support from the City of Danville, Bluegrass Greensource has been piloting its Green Neighbor Certification Program for Danville residents since May. As the pilot nears its conclusion, homeowners are reminded to take advantage of this unique opportunity to participate in environmentally friendly practices in their own backyard. The deadline to complete the program is June 30 with a goal of 25 more Certified Green Neighbors.
Danville homeowners who complete the Green Neighbor Evaluation and obtain a score of 30 points or higher will receive a Green Neighbor digital certificate and a yard sign – paid for by the City of Danville – to proudly display in their yard and encourage their neighbors to do the same.
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“Becoming a Green Neighbor was an easy, seamless process, and all the questions were straightforward and easy to understand,” said Eve Miller, a recent Certified Green Neighbor. “From starting a compost pile to mowing leaves in the fall, there is something for every resident that can be achieved easily to make a small but big impact in the community. I hope that my neighbors will be inspired to learn more and join the program as well.”
The Green Neighbor Certification Program focuses on encouraging homeowners to make a positive impact on their communities in Central Kentucky through action items in five key categories: water quality, lawn care, plant installation, wildlife, and community. By implementing these practices, participants will not only improve lawn health and reduce yard waste sent to landfills but also provide habitat for native species and reduce water pollutants.
“We’re thrilled to bring the Green Neighbor Certification Program to Danville,” said Amy Sohner, Executive Director for Bluegrass Greensource. “We believe that small changes right in one’s own back yard can make a big impact, and we’re excited to see the positive changes in community water quality that will come from this program.”
The pilot of the Green Neighbor Certification Program in Danville will conclude at the end of this month. For more information on the program and to complete the certification, visit bggreensource.org/Green-Neighbor.
Since 2001, Bluegrass Greensource has provided environmental education, resources and outreach empowering Central Kentuckians to ensure clean, healthy and enjoyable environments for future generations. Bluegrass Greensource is a 501(c)(3) environmental education non-profit encouraging small changes that foster positive environmental and economic impact throughout the region. For more information, visit bggreensource.org.