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Springfield is home to a unique ‘green’ initiative: New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future, Inc. With offices located in Springfield City Hall, New Pioneers is a community-based, non-profit organization that promotes sustainable thinking and sustainable development in rural central Kentucky.


Community sustainability efforts initiated by New Pioneers include:

  •  20-year county visioning process
  • Community Earth Day celebrations
  • Growth Readiness Pilot Project
  • Annual Sustainability Scholarship for WCHS
  • Sustainable communities study groups for local leaders
  • Global climate change education
  • Water quality education
  • ‘Smart growth’ and farmland preservation workshops
  • Sustainable agriculture initiatives
  • Entrepreneurship education
  • Quarterly New Pioneers newsletter distributed to over 1200 local families
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