For Immediate Release
July 7, 2010

KDHE Office of Communications
communications@kdheks.gov, 785-296-0461

MEDIA ADVISORY: Kansas Green Team Assembly and
Award Luncheon July 8 in Topeka

The Kansas Green Team Assembly and Award Luncheon will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 8 at the SRS Learning Center, Rooms A and B. Members of the media are invited to attend. Remarks by Lt. Governor Troy Findley will begin at around 12:15 p.m. Award presentations will follow.

While the Kansas Green Teams began as a voluntary program, in early 2007 Governor Kathleen Sebelius issued a directive requiring all state offices to start recycling by the end of 2007. Today, all state agencies and their satellite offices around the state are now participating in the program. Each state office now has a registered profile on the Kansas Green Team website. These profiles can be viewed at the following link: www.kansasgreenteams.org/.

Additionally, if you haven’t already signed up for the Green Team’s Friday Facts, you are encouraged to do so. Friday Facts is a resource for media and for the public on topical environmental information and proper waste management practices from KDHE. Friday Facts is a bi-weekly publication that’s delivered directly to your e-mail. Click here if you would like to receive Friday Facts. Click here to see a sample of Friday Facts.