Energizing Schools in Kentuckyclose
Kenya Stump is energizing schools in a surprising manner. A 2010 TogetherGreen fellow, Kenya founded the “Kentucky Biofuels for Schools” program. The program engages students around the state to collect cooking oil from their school cafeterias and local restaurants and use it to create biodiesel fuel, with assistance from their teachers. The biodiesel is then used on school grounds to power landscaping equipment and generators, and is also shared with the greater community. TogetherGreen, a partnership between Audubon and Toyota, aims to provide inspiration, leadership and opportunities that motivate people everywhere to take action at home, in their communities and beyond, to improve the health of our environment. In 2008, Audubon and Toyota launched the initiative to support conservation projects, train environmental leaders, and offer volunteer opportunities that significantly benefit the environment. Funded by a $20 million Toyota gift to Audubon, the largest in the conservation group’s long history, TogetherGreen is now active in 182 cities in 49 states.