Kentucky is filled with natural treasures. Along with the people we serve, the employees of EKPC value this region’s natural resources. It’s why we take environmental stewardship so seriously. Here are a few examples:
Renewable Solar Energy
The sun is rising on a bright opportunity for solar power from Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives. Named Cooperative Solar Farm One, the farm gives members of the 16 owner-members an easy way to benefit from sun power without the hassle, maintenance or expense of owning private solar panels.
Co-op employees teach students about Kentucky’s natural treasures.
It’s a program that kids never forget. Conservation Clubhouse features a hands-on presentation during which students hold non-venomous snakes and reptiles. Along with the native animal experience, students learn about renewable energy options and how to use energy efficiently.
Environmental protection reaches new heights.
EKPC's peregrine falcon program started when a wooden falcon box was installed high above Spurlock Station in 2006. Several dozen chicks have hatched, and the peregrine falcon population has grown to the point that this federally-protected bird has been removed from the national endangered species list.
Each year, EKPC undertakes a project to improve the environment through Kentucky EXCEL. As partners in Kentucky's EXCEL environmental leadership program, many of EKPC's locations are involved in improving the environment. EKPC projects have included establishing a switchgrass natural habitat, planting hundred of trees, installing bat houses, recycling and providing educational wildlife posters to schools and civic groups.