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Let’s Make Louisville a Sustainability Leader

The Louisville Sustainability Council (LSC) promotes a healthy environment, strong economy, and the well-being of the people living in Louisville, Kentucky. The LSC brings together individuals, businesses, nonprofits, government, and educational institutions to facilitate the achievement of Louisville’s sustainability goals. We envision that Louisville will be a top ten sustainable metro area by 2025.

LSC Membership

LSC Member - Parker & Klein

Become a LSC member and help Louisville become a more sustainable city.

Do Something Green

Do Something Green

Do Something Green with LSC by taking advantage of existing green programs.

Get Involved with LSC

Get Involved

Volunteering with LSC is one of several ways you can get involved.

Measuring Progress

Learn about Louisville’s 4 STAR certified sustainability rating.

Facebook Feed

2 days ago
James Bruggers - Environmental Journalist

Those customer rebates may be going way. May want to get that new Energy Star fridge now. Or sign up for the free home energy audit. Sarah Lynn Cunningham Cathy Hinko Tom FitzGerald Frank Schwartz

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3 days ago
James Bruggers - Environmental Journalist

Let’s get it done!

Supporting some of the many local efforts working today is a great place to start:

Louisville Climate Action Network Solar Over Louisville Kentucky Interfaith Power & Light, ... See more

Louisville will now get a customized plan on how it intends to meet that goal, which was part of the United States' commitment to some 190 nations under the 2016 Paris Agreement.

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5 days ago
Sustain Louisville

The latest issue of Sustain Magazine, published by the Kentucky Institute for the Environment and Sustainable Development, focuses on the political will for addressing climate change. The issue ... See more

The Kentucky Institute for the Environment and Sustainable Development at UofL will soon publish the next edition of their journal. This issue includes an article written by Mayor Greg Fischer called ... See more

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5 days ago
Kentucky Division of Compliance Assistance

The 2018 EcoART Contest is now OPEN! Nominate your student for entry today! Read our blog post for details: ... See more

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1 week ago
Kentucky Solar Energy Society "KySES"

“The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) is addressing energy resilience and security through a partnership with a new program called PEER, or Performance Excellence in Energy Renewal. ... See more

Another free event to consider this upcoming Tuesday. Registration link below.

"The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) is addressing energy resilience and security through a partnership ... See more

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1 week ago
Because Science

Another holiday gift idea: The Institute for Healthy Air Water and Soil has curated a line of air-cleaning plants with Nanz & Kraft Florists called the Healthy Plant Collection! Find yours at ... See more

NASA says that house plants can get rid of carcinogens, but how does it work?

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1 week ago
Tim

JOB!

Job Description:Program Manager

The Program Manager ensures the smooth delivery of Earth and Spirit Center programming (including programs for alumni), assists with marketing efforts, and manages ... See more

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1 week ago
After A Year Of Debate, Louisville Lawmakers Pass Tree Ordinance

Breaking news: The tree ordinance passed metro council yesterday!

"The new version says any tree removed from the public right-of-way has to be replaced, with the cost falling to the adjacent ... See more

The new ordinance says any tree removed from the public right-of-way has to be replaced, with the cost falling to the adjacent property owner.

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1 week ago
Louisville Grows

Tree planting effort needs your help tomorrow!

Our Phoenix Hill Tree planting is this Saturday and we are so excited to add more trees to Louisville's canopy!

Even if you aren't involved in the actual tree planting, you can still volunteer! If ... See more

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1 week ago
Common Earth Gardens

Looking for a group volunteer experience?

Common Earth Gardens, formerly the Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program (RAPP), supports over 473 refugees to find land and produce food in 9 established gardens and 2 new garden locations in ... See more

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LSC Calendar

Upcoming Events

Sat 16

Bird Walks

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Louisville Nature Center
3745 Illinois Ave
Louisville KY 40213-1071
United States
5024581328
Organizer: Louisville Nature Center
5024581328

Louisville Sustainability Council’s Goals

Louisville will be a top ten sustainable metro area by 2025.

Air Quality

Air Quality

Maintain air quality that exceeds the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

Buildings

Buildings

Reduce the total energy and water consumption by the built environment by 25%.

Living Systems

Living Systems

Increase the area of green cover in the metro by 10%.

Material Recovery

Material Recovery

Divert 50% of solid waste from the landfill.

Neighborhoods & Mobility

Neighborhoods and Mobility

Decrease transportation related greenhouse gas emissions by 20%.

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Increase amount of energy from renewable sources to 10% of total generated.

Water

Water

Protect, enhance and celebrate waterways by exceeding national quality standards.

Green Drinks Louisville

Green Drinks Louisville is a free, informal and lively opportunity to tap into Louisville’s sustainability hub.