Resilient Cities: The Rockefeller Foundation named Louisville to its international list of 100 Resilient Cities. A grant-funded Chief Resilience Officer will join the team in 2017 and work to address economic and environmental issues, particularly in low-income neighborhoods.
EPAD: Program allows businesses to cut operating costs by using a loan — affixed to the property, not property owner — to incorporate energy efficient or resource conserving projects.
Urban Heat Management Study: This two-year study includes targeted, neighborhood-specific strategies to address urban heat risks, including tree planting and green roofs.
TreesLouisville: The nonprofit formed last year to help rebuild the city’s tree canopy received a $1 million grant.The city and its partners also planted more than 32,000 trees.
Produce Park: In collaboration with community partners, Develop Louisville transformed a vacant lot into an urban orchard where residents can learn about, grow and consume local produce.
Compact of Mayors: On Earth Day, Mayor Fischer helped plant a tree after signing the Compact of Mayors, an international agreement that commits the city to conduct a greenhouse gas inventory and set climate change mitigation goals.