LG&E and KU support tree plantings, greening initiatives and wildlife habitats, as well as a commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Environmental stewardship is demonstrated not only in environmental improvements at our facilities, but also in our community investments. LG&E and KU support tree plantings and wildlife habitats and a commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Since launching the Plant for the Planet grant program in 2009, thousands of trees have been planted in various urban and rural settings offering public access, parks and nature preserves. Many successful projects also have used unique approaches to incorporate trees in other landscape settings.
Each April, we distribute tree seedlings in association with Arbor Day and Earth Month events around the Commonwealth, ranging from Reforest the Bluegrass in Lexington to Yew Dell Gardens in Crestwood. Employees distribute thousands of the tree seedlings from customer walk-in centers in Lexington, Danville, Earlington and Liberty, Ky., and in Norton and Pennington Gap, Va.
Thanks to our “Party for the Planet” sponsorships, families state-wide celebrate Earth Month at the Louisville Zoo and Arbor Day at the Lexington Arboretum throughout April. Annually, some 100,000 zoo guests enjoy discounted admission and free activities, including zookeeper presentations, eco-exhibits, workshops and recycled art contests. Arboretum guests receive free admission to the Children’s Garden, and hundreds of tree seedlings are handed out by employee volunteers at the event.