Apr 12 2018 Building Our Blocks begins its 2018 season on April 13

In 2016, Mayor Greg Fischer created the Building Our Blocks (BOB) initiative as a cross-functional approach to make our neighborhoods clean, green and safe. BOB will begin its second full year on April 13. Last year, the BOB team, which includes many city agencies and community partners, visited seven different neighborhoods. This year, the team will concentrate four events specifically in one neighborhood—Russell.

Mar 26 2018 Brightside & Passport Health Plan Spring Community-Wide Cleanup to be held Saturday, April 14
Thousands of volunteers will join together on Saturday, April 14 for the Brightside & Passport Health Plan Spring Community-Wide Cleanup to pick up litter and beautify sites across Louisville.

Nov 2 2017 Community-Wide Planting Day works for a greener Louisville

Brightside will hold its fall planting event Saturday, November 4 at the intersection of the Parkland, California and Park Hill neighborhoods. Volunteers will join Brightside, who has partnered with the Division of Community Forestry, The Nature Conservancy, Brown-Forman, and UPS to plant approximately 160 trees on Virginia Avenue and 25th Street.  

Oct 31 2017 Mayor Fischer joins Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory to cut ribbon on May Hillerich Park

To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory has transformed a vacant lot in Smoketown into a park for the public’s use. Today, Mayor Fischer joined the company to officially open May Hillerich Park at 813 Jackson Street. May Hillerich was the sister of Bud Hillerich, creator of the Louisville Slugger, and played a critical role in the early success and growth of the company.

Oct 6 2017 Brightside & Passport Health Plan Fall Community-Wide Cleanup to be held Saturday, October 21

Thousands of volunteers will join together on Saturday, October 21 for the bi-annual Brightside & Passport Health Plan Community-Wide Cleanup to pick up litter and beautify sites across Louisville.

Volunteers across the city—Boy & Girl Scouts, neighborhood associations, business associations, elementary school classrooms, families and more—will be participating in this fall’s event.

Apr 12 2017 Brightside & Passport Health Plan Spring Community-Wide Cleanup to be held Saturday, April 15

Thousands of volunteers will join together on Saturday, April 15 for the bi-annual Brightside & Passport Health Plan Spring Community-Wide Cleanup to pick up litter and beautify sites across Louisville.

More than 200 groups — Boy & Girl Scouts, neighborhood associations, business associations, elementary school classrooms, families and more — will be participating in Saturday’s event, which serves as the kick off to Mayor Fischer’s Give A Day Week of Service, April 15-23.

Mar 17 2017 Mayor Fischer urges Gov. Bevin to veto Solid Waste Management bill

Mayor Greg Fischer is urging Gov. Matt Bevin to veto a bill that would end a 25-year effort to provide consistent, efficient regional policies for solid waste management.

Nov 21 2016 Mayor Fischer announces $1 million for planting trees

Mayor Greg Fischer, TreesLouisville and the Community Foundation of Louisville announced today that an anonymous donor has contributed $1 million for tree planting throughout the city, and the community is launching an effort to match that donation.

“That’s an ambitious goal, but we know that trees are very important for our environment, our economy and civic pride, and if all citizens participate, we can get it done,” Mayor Fischer said.

Nov 10 2016 Next Building our Blocks: Parkland on Nov. 17

 Collaborative effort designed to ‘cleanup, build up’ neighborhoods

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the next Building our Blocks event for 2016 will be in the Parkland neighborhood on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Nov 1 2016 Community-Wide Planting Day works for a greener Louisville

Brightside will hold its fall planting event Saturday, November 5 in the Parkland neighborhood. Volunteers will join Brightside, who has partnered with the Division of Community Forestry, UPS, Louisville Gas and Electric Company and The Nature Conservancy to plant approximately 120 trees on Virginia Avenue from 26th to 28th Streets.

Oct 26 2016 Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory plants 20 trees for 20th anniversary

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is branching out in a special way to celebrate its 20th anniversary. In partnership with Brightside, the popular local attraction will sponsor the planting of twenty trees in a vacant lot in the Smoketown neighborhood. After the trees are planted this fall, the project will blossom into an entirely new park with walkways, benches, and more next spring.

Oct 25 2016 Local nurseries team with Brightside for plant sale

In preparation for the Brightside Community-Wide Planting Day on November 5, Brightside will be partnering with several local garden centers to host plant sales in support of Brightside programs and initiatives.

 

Oct 20 2016 Brightside/Passport Health Plan Fall Community-Wide Cleanup to be held Saturday, October 22

Thousands of volunteers will join together on Saturday, October 22 for the bi-annual Brightside/Passport Health Plan Fall Community-Wide Cleanup to pick up litter and beautify sites across Louisville.  

Jun 21 2016 Mayor Fischer marks a new brightsite at Brook & Jacob Streets

Mayor Fischer announced today the completion of a new BrightSite at the corner of Brook & Jacob Streets. This new BrightSite was made possible by a $43,000 gift by the Gheens Foundation and the landscape design was done by Korfhage Landscape and Design, Inc.

Apr 27 2016 Mayor Fischer announces student grant winners to combat Urban Heat Island

Mayor Fischer announced today that Ballard High School, Assumption High School, and Farnsley Middle School have been awarded grants from the Knollenberg Foundation to go towards student projects combating the Urban Heat Island (UHI). The projects were proposed and judged after students from public and parochial schools participated in the Urban Heat Island Youth Summit hosted by Brightside and the Partnership for a Green City in December 2015.