Clinton's Earth Day Message To Students

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 4/23/2012 6:29 pm
Former President Bill Clinton was in Lexington Monday to talk to thousands of school kids about the environment.  His speech was the highlight of the Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council’s Earth Day Celebration.
 
The student led, student run group includes students from Lexington’s five public and three private high schools.  Clinton volunteered to come to the event after receiving a letter from one of the council’s members, Jane Brady Knight, a senior from Henry Clay High School.
 
"This is a student event and I thought that would capture his attention,” Knight said of her letter to the 42nd President.
 
In her introduction of Clinton, Knight said Clinton “is truly a living metaphor for sustainability."
 
Clinton praised the group for being what he believes is the only county in America “where high schools do anything like this together.”
 
"What I want to say to you is the most important thing we should ask is what can we all do to make it good economics,” Clinton said of sustainability efforts to change how we produce and consume energy.
 
Clinton said the youth in the sustainability group “understand what we have to do.”
 
"Don't say they are a bunch of idealistic kids and when they grow up they'll know better. They're on to something.  This is good economics.  Changing the way we produce and consume energy and deal with local resources is the single most important thing we can do to create jobs in America today.  It is."
 
Knight called Clinton’s Earth Day message “inspiring” saying it “voiced our message.”

Share
Most Popular
UPDATE: Name Of Victim In Fatal Lexington Crash Released
The name of the woman killed in a Lexington crash early Saturday morning has been released.
Coroner: Elderly Mercer Co. Couple Die in Apparent Murder-Suicide
The Mercer County Coroner has confirmed that an elderly couple were found dead in their home Sunday night following an apparent murder-suicide.
Camping World founder dies in fall at Ky. home
David Garvin, a Kentucky entrepreneur who founded the retail chain Camping World, died Saturday morning in an accidental fall at his home.
Motorcyclists Injured While Parked On Side Of I-75
A group of riders parked on I-75 under an overpass were hit by a van after it hydroplaned into them Saturday night. Video Video
UPDATE: Man Hit And Killed By Train Identified
A man hit and killed in Lexington by a train Friday morning has been identified.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
   

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.