Louisville Ranked 25th in EPA Top Cities with ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings
Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville was recognized for its sustainability efforts, being ranked 25th in the 2014 Top Cities list with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings. Louisville is back on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency list after having last been recognized in 2010.
Mayor Announces "One Bright City" Initiative
Mayor Greg Fischer today unveiled plans for engaging citizens to help make neighborhoods cleaner and to plant more trees in all areas of Louisville. The initiative – One Bright City – will be led by the Brightside organization.
New Pilot Program to Boost Recycling Rate Toward 90 Percent
Mayor Greg Fischer today officially launched a pilot program that is expected to increase recycling rates in the downtown Central Business District to about 85 percent. The current recycling rate is just 11 percent.
Riehm Award Call for Nominations
The 2014 recipient of the Joan Riehm Memorial Environmental Leadership Award will be announced on or around Earth Day, April 22, 2014. Joan dedicated much of her professional life to making Louisville a better place to live and work. She worked primarily in the public sector, for the city of Louisville, the state of Kentucky and for Louisville Metro, helping create the newly merged city and county.