|Oct 17 2018||
2018 Sustainability Summit theme is Learning Together: Fostering a Culture of Sustainability
The Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability and the Louisville Sustainability Council (LSC) will co-host the fifth annual Sustainability Summit on Friday, Oct. 19, at the University of Louisville’s newly renovated Student Activities Center.
The Summit will feature local and national speakers and give attendees a chance to discover successes, identify opportunities, and creatively learn from each other about how to create a culture of sustainability in Louisville.
|Apr 20 2018||
Office of Sustainability will celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with a tree giveaway
To celebrate Arbor Day and Earth Day, the Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability, will give away 1,000 trees on Saturday, April 21 from 12-2 p.m. at the Hope Community Garden in south Louisville (1400 Bicknell Drive).
|Apr 16 2018||
Louisville Ranks 3rd in mid-size city ENERGY STAR building list
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that Louisville is ranked 3rd on the list of top U.S. mid-size cities with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings. Louisville ranked 7th last year and this year, ranks behind only San Jose and Virginia Beach. On the list of all U.S. metropolitan areas, Louisville ranks in the top 25.
|Nov 21 2017||
Jeff O’Brien named new Director of Develop Louisville
Mayor Greg Fischer has named Jeff O’Brien as the new director of Develop Louisville, the city’s real estate and community development arm. O’Brien has been with the city since 2013, first as project manager for Vision Louisville then as Deputy Director of the Office of Advanced Planning. O’Brien was named to the position after Director Deborah Bilitski accepted a position as Deputy Director/Vice President of the Waterfront Development Corporation.
|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 16 2017||
2017 Sustainability Summit: Resilience, Equity & Climate Change
The Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability and the Louisville Sustainability Council (LSC) will co-host the fourth annual Sustainability Summit on Friday, October 27. Highlights will include local and national speakers and a focus on opportunities for residents to actively engage in creating a more just and sustainable Louisville.
|Oct 5 2017||
Mayor Greg Fischer proclaims October 5 as Energy Efficiency Day
Joining with other cities and organizations across the country, Mayor Greg Fischer has proclaimed October 5 as Energy Efficiency Day to bring attention to the benefits of being energy efficient including utility bill cost savings, support of a thriving clean energy sector, reduction of emissions and improvement of air quality. Saving energy means saving money.
|Aug 11 2017||
Sustain Louisville progress report shows improvements to city’s environment
From decreasing the amount of garbage put into the landfill to increasing the number of electric TARC buses and beginning work on recommendations in a groundbreaking urban heat study, Louisville Metro Government and its partners have made important environmental strides in the past year, according to the city’s annual Sustain Louisville progress report.
|Jun 5 2017||
Mayor Fischer presents Justin Mog with Joan Riehm Memorial Environmental Leadership Award
Mayor Fischer has awarded the 2017 Joan Riehm Memorial Environmental Leadership Award to University of Louisville (UofL) Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives Justin Mog. The award, now in its eighth year, honors public service employees, volunteers or students who have gone to great lengths to make Louisville a clean, green and healthier place to live, work and play.
|May 15 2017||
Forums scheduled to discuss Comprehensive Plan update
Develop Louisville will hold nine open house forums for the public to view the work completed to date on the Comprehensive Plan update and provide feedback. Develop Louisville encourages all residents to attend the forums, particularly those who have not yet participated in the Comprehensive Plan update process
|Mar 27 2017||
Office of Sustainability announces Kilowatt Crackdown award winners
The Metro Office of Sustainability has announced the winners of the Kilowatt Crackdown, a city-wide competition that challenges building owners and operators to decrease energy use in their buildings. Award winners were announced on March 22 at a luncheon sponsored by Harshaw Trane.
|Mar 14 2017||
City awarded gold designation by SolSmart
Louisville has been awarded a gold designation by SolSmart, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative, for its commitment to adopting practices that make it faster and easier to use solar energy. This is the highest designation given by SolSmart, distinguishing Louisville as a national leader in advancing solar energy.
|Mar 7 2017||
Office of Sustainability announces cool roof rebate program
The Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability has announced a cool roof rebate program, an initiative designed to combat urban warming as identified in the Urban Heat Management Study released last year. The Office of Sustainability is offering a rebate at a rate of $1 per square foot of cool roof, in an effort to incentivize at least 100,000 square feet of new cool roof installations.
|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 4 2016||
Mayor Fischer announces start of Energy Project Assessment District program
Mayor Greg Fischer today announced plans for implementing Louisville’s Energy Project Assessment District (EPAD) program, designed to advance the conservation and efficient use of energy and water resources in Louisville Metro.