Kentucky Government Going Green

Gov. Steve Beshear is calling attention to a new website that highlights state government’s initiatives to be more environmentally friendly.

Beshear said his administration is saving money with green initiatives that can be reviewed on the website.

People can access the site at http://greeningkentucky.ky.gov to check out initiatives within various areas of government.

For example, the Finance and Administration Cabinet has a project under way to reduce energy consumption in state buildings with new energy management software and controls. And the Department for Environmental Protection is challenging residents and businesses to reduce water, conserve water and cut energy usage by 10 percent over the next three years.

Beshear said his administration wants Kentuckians to be aware of how choices at home and at work affect the environment.