Bill Clinton addresses Fayette County students



Former President Bill Clinton encouraged Fayette County students to be environmentally conscious during a speech at Rupp Arena Monday.

Clinton spoke as part of the Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council Earth Day Celebration.

According to its website, the council formed in November 2010 and is an organization of environmentally passionate students from Fayette County’s five public schools, Sayre School, Lexington Catholic High School and Lexington Christian Academy.

Clinton established a foundation, the William J. Clinton Foundation, “with the mission to improve global health, strengthen economies worldwide, promote healthier childhoods, and protect the environment by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations, and private citizens — leveraging their expertise, resources, and passions — to turn good intentions into measurable results,” according to the foundation’s website.