The Louisville Sustainability Council promotes a healthy environment, strong economy, and the well-being of the people living in Louisville, KY. Our mission is to engage and collaborate with the community to facilitate the achievement of Louisville’s sustainability goals.
The LSC improves health and quality of life in the community by identifying gaps and creating community action to close them. We coordinate regional sustainability efforts by hosting events, connecting partners, collecting and providing data, and facilitating community Action Teams.
The LSC is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
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What we do
Measure Louisville’s Sustainability
Through a partnership with the LSC and the Metro Louisville’s Office of Sustainability, Louisville has been selected as a 2014 STAR Leadership Community to be mentored through the non-profit, Sustainability Tools for Assessing & Rating (STAR) Communities. This effort will provide Louisville with sustainability metrics and ratings for bench-marked comparison to other communities across the nation. Louisville’s rating will be available in 2015.
Facilitate Community Action Teams
Individual members and representatives of organizations are invited to participate in LSC Action Teams. Our teams bring together people who share an interest in a particular environmental topic to implement strategies to promote sustainability and develop our action community. Teams are free to join and open to all.
The Louisville Sustainability Council co-hosted Louisville’s first Sustainability Summit with the Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability and the Louisville Zoo on January 17 and 18, 2014. The purpose of this Sustainability Summit was to foster community engagement and provide citizens with an opportunity to contribute to the achievement of certain goals identified in Metro Louisville’s sustainability plan.
The LSC hosts regular “Meet-Ups” to bring together all five action teams to connect directly and continue to progress forward together.