Building a better KY Together!
Students and young people all across Kentucky are worried about the current environmental pollution and degradation that is all around us and know that we must act together in order to protect our futures.
KSEC is committed to helping create a clean and safe future for Kentuckians that supports a just economic transition that protects our workers and our environment. We do this by pushing our high schools and universities to be environmentally responsible, through investments in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable local food economies. We also aim to pass legislation to promote green job creation in KY and protect our natural resources, oppose false solutions and other industries which will further poison our communities. We know that a bright future for young Kentuckians is one where we are able to stay and prosper after graduation, enjoy the natural wonder of our countryside and mountains, and instill strong values of caring for each other and being a good steward of the environment.
Learn about our History
The KY Student Environmental Coalition has been around since attending the first National Power Shift Conference in 2007 and has been growing and empowering young Kentuckians ever since! Together we are learning how to shift the power and protect our futures through protecting our natural resources and advocating for good, green job creation. Learn more about our rich history and the mission of our state network here.
There are lots of ways to get involved with KSEC. One way is through having a representative from your campus environmental organization join our delegation, helping to shape the direction of our coalition, and running an environmental campaign to push your campus towards sustainability. The other way is to join one of our issue-based working groups and help make change at the state level. Sign up for our newsletter to stay in the loop!
We have lots of fun events that you can attend, including some awesome trips, workshops and trainings. You can stay up to date on what is happening across the state by checking out our events page. We also have some amazing internships if you are looking to take your involvement to the next level, learn new skills, and get real experience working with a non-profit and being a community organizer. Some internships are even paid! Internship opportunities can be found here!
Help us do this important work!
Your donation will go towards helping support student internships, statewide gatherings, and travel scholarships to help young people attend trainings and workshops