Kentucky Facts

  1948 | 75,000+ employed (1). 2015 | 9,000+ employed (1). 2016 | Kentucky dropped from 3rd largest to 5th largest coal producer in U.S. (2). 2016 | 83% of Kentucky’s net electricity generation was coal-fired (2). 2016 | Renewables resources are a small part of KY’s energy, & the state has no renewable energy standard. Largest source is hydroelectric power @ 4% (2).   Prevalence of Adults with Asthma: 16% (3). Heart Disease Deaths: 204 per 100,000 population (3). Less than Adults with Good Health: 23% (3). Total Mortality: 904 per 100,000 population (3).   Why are we sacrificing … Continue reading Kentucky Facts

Environmental Awareness

Louisville, KY is an amazing city with an eye on the future. It is situated in the beautiful Ohio River Basin, which allows for unique & scenic surroundings. Unfortunately, this region is also a hindrance to quality of life by creating a barrier that holds pollutants in. Resulting in this region usually ending up on the wrong end of environmental issues, i.e., air, water, health, land use & planning, & transportation. Global environmental problems are an expression that provokes an assortment of responses, e.g., protecting, caring, worshipping, disregard, crippling, myth, global warming, anthropogenic climate change, just to name a few. … Continue reading Environmental Awareness