"Brightside is dedicated to uniting people in clean and
green activities that beautify and foster pride in our community through
volunteerism, planting, sustainability, & education."
Donor funded and volunteer driven since 1986, Brightside works to unite people in clean and green activities to beautify the city and foster community pride. We believe that a clean and green city promotes a high quality of life, which is deserved by all citizens.
Volunteers and community engagement are essential to Brightside's core values. Our community-wide clean-ups have empowered thousands of volunteers to help remove litter though our city. In the last 5 years alone, our clean-ups removed over 300+ tons of garbage from Louisville’s streets and parks. That is equivalent 20 semi tractor trailers completely full of waste!
Brightside promotes sustainability through our long-standing education programs that spread our mission to future generations and prepare for a brighter tomorrow, while our green living program advocates and educates about everyday sustainable living practices. Our BrightSites and planting projects strengthen and support our native eco-system and tree canopy, while encouraging community involvement, pride in place, and economic development.
Trees are the common thread between beautification and sustainability. Trees benefit the city in many ways: by improving air quality, managing storm water runoff, decreasing urban heat, and helping build community pride by providing quality green spaces.
Brightside is unique because it functions as a public/private partnership, merging the resources of the Metro government with those of private citizens. Being both a 501(c)3 and a government agency this means that Metro government covers a portion of our administrative expenses and all programs are run entirely on privately donated dollars.
Brightside is a proud affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.
Brightside is located in Metro Hall at 527 West Jefferson Street Suite 606.