About Us

Vision

To be recognized as one of the top ten sustainable metro areas in the nation by 2025.

Mission & Aspirational Goals

The Louisville Sustainability Council brings together individuals, nonprofits, governments, educational institutions, and individuals to collaborate with the community to facilitate the achievement of Louisville’s sustainability goals.

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

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

Living Systems: Increase the area of green cover in the metro by 10%

Material Recovery: Divert 50% of solid waste from the landfill

Neighborhoods and Mobility: Decrease transportation related greenhouse gas emissions by 20%

Renewable Energy: Increase amount of energy from renewable sources to 10% of total generated

Water: Protect, enhance and celebrate waterways by exceeding national quality standards

Background

The Louisville Sustainability Council (LSC) was formed in 2012, based on the work and recommendations of the Leadership Louisville Bingham Fellows Class of 2010, to position Louisville as a green leader. The LSC Board of Directors represents the Bingham Fellows Class of 2010 and professionals from a cross-section of Louisville’s business, public and nonprofit community.  The Louisville Sustainability Council works collaboratively with Metro Louisville’s Office of Sustainability as a robust community engagement partner. The LSC is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Our Values

We trust in positive intentions and believe that everyone has something to contribute in building a more sustainable Louisville.

We seek out, unite and empower individuals with passion for our environment, our health and sustainable development of our vibrant community.

We share a belief that collaboration between corporations, non-profits, public agencies and citizens will drive Outcomes instead of activity.

We believe that knowledge is built on a foundation of innovation and data to actively promote transparent, healthy debate with healthy decisions.

We imagine the future, and work-future-back with positive energy to set out a path to make it happen.

We recognize, appreciate and celebrate all who join us on the journey.