Kentucky schools recognized for environmental practices

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Three Kentucky schools are being cited for their achievements in energy conservation as the state celebrates Earth Week.

Gov. Steve Beshear and first lady Jane Beshear said Wellington Elementary in Fayette County, Farnsley Middle in Jefferson County and West Hardin Middle in Hardin County had made environmental-related achievements that deserve recognition.

Earth Day is Tuesday, and the governor earlier proclaimed April 15 to 22 as Earth Week in Kentucky. The ceremony at the Capitol was held last week.

The state Energy and Environment Cabinet said Wellington Elementary was recognized as a Green Ribbon school for its environmental practices; Farnsley Middle is a Kentucky Green and Healthy School working to become safer, healthier and more environmentally sustainable; and West Hardin Middle is a Model Green and Healthy School that can mentor other Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools.

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