Kentucky Board of Trustees

Jennie Garlington

Jennie Garlington joined The Nature Conservancy of Kentucky Board of Trustees in 2014.

As the youngest of Ted Turner's five children, Sara Jean "Jennie" Turner Garlington was exposed to environmental issues at a young age, whether weeding in her family's pesticide-free yard or carpooling to activities with friends and neighbors. These and other daily, eco-friendly practices defined her childhood and fueled a lifetime commitment to stewardship and sustainability.

Today, an accomplished television producer and environmental journalist, Jennie produces and hosts EcoSense for Living, a television show which earned an Ohio Valley regional Emmy Award for its approach to promoting sustainability and educating consumers about earth-friendly choices that lessen our environmental footprint. Since 1990, she has also honed her environmental awareness as a Trustee of the Turner Foundation and on the boards of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the National Zoo.

Outside of environmental pursuits, Jennie and her husband enjoy their 217-acre Bourbon County horse farm with their children. In addition to riding and raising American Saddlebreds, the family regularly enjoys getting outdoors in Kentucky as much as they can.


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