The Kentucky Conservation Committee will host its annual meeting Saturday at the University of Louisville. The meeting includes educational programs on conservation issues and a panel discussion with Kentucky lawmakers.
Committee President Vicki Holmburg says she hopes to reach out to anyone who loves the outdoors and wants to be part of sustainability efforts in Kentucky. “Ultimately, we hope to educate the public first of all,” she says “education is the primary focus of this meeting and to provide a forum for citizens to speak openly to legislators about their desires and concerns.”
The organization will also present a Person of the Year Award to outgoing Finance Cabinet Secretary Jonathan Miller. “He has worked quite a lot on weatherization” says Holmburg “and he has had a lot of input on other types of sustainability for the commonwealth and we believe that he has been a good role model and a progressive person in those regards.”
The event will also include a tour of U of L’s sustainability projects.