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LouisvilleKY’s 2018 Sustainability Summit set for Friday

Louisville, KY., – 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. “For the health of our residents and our city, we must work together to embed sustainability in all aspects of our lives,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “Please join the 2018…


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LouisvilleKY’s Parks and Recreation Awarded $195,000 for Green Stormwater Infrastructure Project

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Parks and Recreation has been selected for a Great Urban Parks Campaign grant by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Louisville Parks and Recreation is one of 10 organizations awarded the grant, which supports the development of green stormwater infrastructure. Green stormwater infrastructure in parks offer an effective way to positively impact environmental and social change, especially within underserved communities. Projects can mitigate the effects of climate-related weather events, improve community health, increase access to green space and nature, and provide opportunities for education, employment and social inclusion. By empowering local residents through meaningful community engagement, projects can address…


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Time to clean up LouisvilleKY’s Waterfront

Louisville, Kentucky – Waterfront Park is joining Brightside and Passport Health Plan to organize a community cleanup of the Waterfront Park Phase IV site on Saturday, October 20th at 10:00 a.m. A cookout at noon will follow the cleanup, courtesy of Mercer Transportation. Those interested in participating can sign up by emailing their name and contact information to info@louisvillewaterfront.com. Participants will meet in the parking lot at 10th and Rowan at 10:00 a.m. to receive trash bags and gloves for the cleanup. Those who show up without registering are welcome, but an email will help us plan better for the event. This cleanup will kick off the first stage…


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LouisvilleKY’s Fifth annual Brightside Bash set for September 20

Story from www.louisvilleky.gov… Louisville, KY., – Brightside, Louisville’s organization for keeping the city clean and green through beautification and education, will be holding its 5th annual Brightside Bash presented by the Republic Bank Foundation from 6-9 p.m. on September 20 at The Louisville Palace (625 S. 4th Street). First held in 2014, the Bash serves as a fundraiser for the Brightside Foundation, which works to ensure funding to allow Brightside to continue offering its many educational programs, sustainability initiatives and beautification projects across our community. This year’s Bash will also include the second Brightside Awards, an opportunity for Brightside to thank…


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Butterflies n’ Blooms Culminates With Flutter Fest and Release of Over 1,000 Monarch Butterflies in LouisvilleKY

 Louisville, KY., – Butterflies n’ Blooms culminates with the tagging of over 1,000 monarch butterflies for release at Flutter Fest on Sept. 22 brought to you in partnership with Louisville’s Idlewild Butterfly Farm. This release coincides with the annual migration of monarch butterflies. Activities starting at 10 a.m. will include: Craft and activity stations: Children of all ages can play games and make crafts while learning more about monarchs and their long journey.   Education stations: Visit stations to learn the importance of pollinators and what you can do to help them. Storytime plus Meet and Greet The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Hear the beloved tale…


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LouisvilleKY’s Angel’s Envy to mark National Bourbon Heritage Month in a special, social media way

In honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month, Angel’s Envy will plant one white oak tree for every photo of an Angel’s Envy drink or bottle shared social media #ToastTheTrees This year’s goal is 20,000 hashtags for 20,000 new white oak trees planted LOUISVILLE, Ky. /PRNewswire/ — Angel’s Envy, the Louisville-based craft distiller that produces small batch, hand-finished whiskeys including the highly celebrated Angel’s Envy Kentucky straight bourbon finished in port barrels, today announced that it will be doubling its commitment to support the future of the white oak tree population through its 5th annual “Toast the Trees” campaign hosted in honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month. During…


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LouisvilleKy’s Zoo Welcomes Two New Gray Seals

 Louisville, KY., – Boone and Minnow, two male gray seals, have joined the other pinnipeds on regular rotation at the Louisville Zoo’s Glacier Run exhibit. Both seals come to Louisville from Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo. Minnow is 31 and Boone is 13. The two join California sea lions Triton (28), Bart (25), Gremlin (14), Riva (4), harbor seal Toney (16) and gray seal Rona (4). The Louisville Zoo has a rich history with this species. Eight seal pups have been born at the Zoo and when twin seal pups were born in 1979, they were the first twins to be documented in…


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LouisvilleKY provides glimpse of future regional Shawnee Outdoor Learning Center

Louisville, KY., – It was a vision that began nearly a decade ago, but with the release of renderings showing a sprawling, interactive campus, the future Shawnee Outdoor Learning Center came one step closer to reality today. “Our parks system really embodies our core city values of health, lifelong learning and compassion,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “Shawnee Park is a great example. We’re excited about our vision for creating a hub for outdoor recreation and learning experiences in west Louisville at will become the Shawnee Outdoor Learning Center.” The facility would become a regional nature/outdoor learning center providing “cradle to…


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Louisville’s Forecastle Enhances Environmental Activism Efforts

Major steps taken to help combat climate change, protect the world’s natural awesome LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Forecastle Festival has, since 2003, aimed to offer equal parts music, art and environmental activism. The activism arm of the festival includes several sustainability partnerships that help to reduce the festival’s carbon footprint, properly dispose of waste, and protect biodiversity hotspots around the globe. This year, Forecastle has expanded its activism efforts, and will be more focused on sustainability than ever before. “Forecastle was built on the premise of environmental responsibility, and for years we’ve worked to be as sustainable as possible through…


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LouisvilleKY’s Family Farm and Forage Day to be held June 16 at Riverside, the Farnsley Moremen Landing

Louisville, KY., – A fun – and free – family event will take place on the banks of the Ohio River in southwest Louisville on Saturday, June 16 as Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing hosts “Family Farm and Forage Day” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will explore historic and present-day farming with a variety of children’s activities, workshops, talks and booths. Families can enjoy a milking demonstration featuring “Bluegrass Bessie” the cow; a farm animal petting zoo; horse-drawn wagon tours, barrel train rides as well as demonstrations on beekeeping, raising chickens, growing fruit trees, forage crops and more….