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New Pioneers Mission

Promoting sustainability in rural communities to ensure a healthy future for all

About Us

New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future is a non-profit organization founded in 2005 by Sr. Claire McGowan OP, who sought to build a sustainability movement in rural central Kentucky.

While New Pioneers’ efforts to educate, demonstrate, and advocate for sustainability are focused in Nelson, Marion, and Washington counties, the ripple effects of our efforts often reach even further.
Learn more about New Pioneers' roadmap to promote sustainability through our 2024-2026 Strategic Plan.

Staff

JULIA GERWE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

AMI BLACK

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

IVOREE SULLENBARGER

COMMUNITY EDUCATOR

Board Of Directors

JACKIE ROBERTS

PRESIDENT

MICHAEL BICKETT

VICE PRESIDENT

JOYCE MINKLER

SECRETARY

ELIZABETH COULTER

TREASURER


JESSIE RATHBURN


SUSAN GATZ, SCN

 

PAM GRUNDY

 

WREN SMITH

 

JENNA WILSON

 

WILL ROSENBAUM

 

DEANA CISSELL


What's new with New Pioneers?

The latest news and updates from New Pioneers.

June 26, 2024
New Pioneers Onboards Community Educator: Welcome, Ivoree!

New Pioneers is thrilled to welcome Ivoree Sullenbarger as our new Community Educator. Welcome, Ivoree!

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June 26, 2024
Fueling 1000 Hours Outside: 2024 Kentucky Gives Day

New Pioneers celebrates a successful 2024 Kentucky Gives Day: Our first Kentucky Gives Day, fueling our 1000 Hours Outside programming!

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June 19, 2024
Fifteenth Annual Green Festival Promotes Local Sustainability

Join us in celebrating this year's Springfield Green Festival, which highlighted local sustainability resources and solutions on June 15.

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