The Kentucky Environmental Literacy Alliance (KELA) is an alliance of Kentucky citizens, businesses, and organizations who support the goal of helping all Kentuckians become environmentally literate.
In 1990 the Kentucky Legislature defined environmental literacy as having adequate knowledge and understanding of environmental information, concepts and processes (KRS 157.905).
The Kentucky Environmental Literacy Alliance defines environmental literacy as an individual’s understanding, skills and ability to make responsible decisions that consider his or her relationships to natural systems, communities and future generations.
This alliance was formed with the purpose of creating an environmental literacy plan for the state of Kentucky (KELP).
The North American Association for Environmental Education has published a guide for states who are in the process of developing their own environmental literacy plans. The document can be downloaded at the link below.
The Kentucky Board of Education has approved the implementation of the Kentucky Environmental Literacy Plan (KELP). To view the KELP, click here.
Update: December 7, 2011- The KELP has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Education. To read the full article, click here.