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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.

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Louisville Sustainability Council shared Bicycling for Louisville's post. ... See MoreSee Less

Protected bike lanes, two-way conversions, repairs to broken facilities. Here are our top 15 (attainable) bike/ped projects for 2018: arcg.is/15Kmy10

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THE FALLS CITY COMMUNITY BIKEWORKS NEEDS YOUR HELP! The position of Executive Director at FCCB is open. Check out the job description and roles/responsibilities below. If you can help and would like to apply, the email address to apply is at the bottom of this post. Executive Director Falls City Community BikeWorks Job Description: Part-time position available for exceptional candidate to help lead Louisville’s non-profit bike co-operative with a vision for the future and collaboration with dedicated and tenured volunteers. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Falls City Community BikeWorks programs, fundraising activities, expansion and execution of its mission. The ideal candidate will initially develop deep knowledge of core programs and operations before creating a strategic plan to carry us into the future. Roles & Responsibilities Leadership & Management: • Ensure ongoing program excellence, program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems • Recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals approved by the board. • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors; seek and build board involvement with strategic direction • Recruit, develop, and retain FCCB volunteers. • Ensure effective systems to track progress, and regularly evaluate program components, to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents. Fundraising & Communications: • Expand local revenue-generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations. • Improve all aspects of communications—from web and social media presence to external relations — with the goal of creating a stronger brand. • Use external presence and relationships within Louisville to gain new opportunities. Planning & New Business: • Design an aggressive comprehensive fundraising plan, including annual campaign. • Develop strategic plan with Board of Directors input, executable over the next 2 years. • Build and expand partnerships with corporations, political and community leaders. Deepen relationships with funders to create sustainable funding resources. Job Qualifications: The ED will be thoroughly committed to FCCB mission. All candidates should have leadership and relationship management experience. Specific requirements include: • Bachelor degree, ideally in leadership, management or communications or at least 2 years of fundraising experience; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation • Proficiency in organizational management with the ability to coach and manage staff and volunteers, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget • Experience working with volunteers and/or a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed • Dedicate 20-25 hours per week to the mission • Other duties as needed How To Apply: Please submit a letter of application, a resume, and three professional references in PDF format to fccbikeworks@gmail.com

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Thank you to Passionist Earth and Spirit Center for renewing your LSC membership!

The Passionist Earth & Spirit Center has an upcoming program called Becoming an Earth Advocate:

“This program is designed for individuals who are convicted about the calling to care for the Earth and want intensive, practical information to become informed activists and advocates.

In this course you will:
- Learn about Louisville’s environmental issues.
- Meet key players in Louisville’s environmental advocacy community.
- Gain the skills needed to be an activist.
- Plan and implement environmental projects or events.”

Learn more here: earthandspiritcenter.org/becoming-earth-advocate.html
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LSC Calendar

Upcoming Events

Wed 21

Air Pollution Control Board regular meeting

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Air Pollution Control District
701 W Ormsby Ave
Louisville KY
United States

Louisville Sustainability Council’s Goals

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

Air Quality

Air Quality

Maintain better air quality than 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.