New license plate would promote outdoor recreation, support environmental education programs; 900 buyers needed to start

A new “Let’s Go Outside” license plate is being offered to give Kentucky motorists the opportunity to promote the health and environmental benefits of outdoor recreation.

First Lady Jane Beshear unveiled the license plate June 10. She said that encouraging children to play outside will help improve their health and noted that “Kentucky has one of the highest childhood obesity rates in the nation,” reports to The Lane Report.

Proceeds from the specialty plate will support the work of the Kentucky Environmental Education Council, including coordinating the Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools program and certifying professional environmental educators.

“Kentuckians have said in surveys that children not spending enough time outside is a major concern,” KEEC Executive Director Elizabeth Schmitz said. “One of our goals is to encourage children to embrace the outdoors and to teach them the importance of a clean environment for our health and preservation.”

The Kentucky Environmental Education Council needs 900 applications, each accompanied by a $25 donation, before any plates will be manufactured.

Submitting the application does not obligate you to purchase the plate, but your donation will be credited toward the purchase of a plate once they are in production. If not enough applications are received, your $25 will be considered a tax-deductible donation.

A link to download the application is available at

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