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LouisvilleKY is getting more trees

Mayor Fischer announces $1 million for planting trees He and TreesLouisville also challenge the community to help match the contribution LOUISVILLE, KY (November 21, 2016)— Mayor Greg Fischer, TreesLouisville and the Community Foundation of Louisville announced today that an anonymous donor has contributed $1 million for tree planting throughout the city, and the community is launching an effort to match that donation. “That’s an ambitious goal, but we know that trees are very important for our environment, our economy and civic pride, and if all citizens participate, we can get it done,” Mayor Fischer said. Susan Barry, president and CEO…


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Pumpkins starting to turn nasty and rotten? LouisvilleKY offering disposal services

  Louisville, Ky. (October 28, 2016) – The Fall holiday season means tons of pumpkins must be disposed of in Louisville once their days as decoration are over. This year Metro Public Works has a special request for residents: Don’t trash that pumpkin! Our Solid Waste Division wants citizens to put their real pumpkins out with their regular yard waste for collection instead of putting them in the garbage. That will allow us to recycle the pumpkins, along with yard waste, into mulch to be reused in landscaping and gardening. It will help make Louisville look good and prevent the…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo Announces Reduced Winter General Admission Prices

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo adult (12-59) general admission will be reduced to $9.95 and $6.95 for children (ages 3-11) and seniors (60+) starting Nov. 1, 2016 through Feb. 28, 2017. The Louisville Zoo is proud to team up with Kroger to help Dare to Care again support families in our community with a winter food drive during the Zoo’s Kroger Wild Winter Days Nov. 1 through Feb. 28. Guests who bring at least one canned food item per person to benefit Dare to Care or show their Kroger Plus card will receive $1 off winter adult or child admission….


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LouisvilleKY’s 2016 Sustainability Summit: It Takes a ‘Ville

Louisville, Ky., – The Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability and the Louisville Sustainability Council (LSC) are hosting the third annual Sustainability Summit on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Highlights will include innovative speakers from across the U.S. and a focus on opportunities for residents to actively engage in creating a more sustainable Louisville. “Making Louisville more sustainable is an ambitious goal that we can achieve if everyone does their part,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “Individual contributions towards this effort are becoming ever more urgent in the face of local and global challenges. The Summit’s focus on action is more relevant than ever.”…


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UberGreen Spaces’ Green Home Tour offers Sneak Peak of its Newest Home in LouisvilleKY

Prospect, Kentucky – UberGreen Spaces & Homes will reveal its newest green home development, titled simply Su Verde (or About Green in Italian) The Proud Green Home of Louisville, in Norton Commons. The Louisville-based green designer and builder has created what is likely to be hailed as Kentucky’s greenest home developed to date. “This home isn’t just about energy efficiency, but Su Verde actually has a positive effect on the environment by putting energy back into the grid and repurposing rainwater” says Sy Safi, founder, UberGreen Spaces & Homes. “Almost 90% of our lives are spent indoors which puts great emphasis on the importance of proper…


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Green For Good project launches at LouisvilleKY’s St. Margaret Mary

Research hopes to improve air quality, citizens’ health in highly trafficked areas Photos from Mayor Fischer’s Twitter page LOUISVILLE, KY (October 5, 2016)–Mayor Fischer announced today the Green For Good project at St. Margaret Mary Catholic School on Shelbyville Road. This project will evaluate the concept that a buffer of trees and shrubbery can improve the air quality and health of citizens behind the buffer in a heavily trafficked area. “The execution of the Green For Good project is important because it could not only improve the health of St. Margaret Mary students but it also serves as a pilot…


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WellCare donates to LouisvilleKY food program

WellCare Builds on Commitments to Strengthen Food Security Nearly 70 Percent of SNAP Participants Are in Families with Children   LOUISVILLE, Ky. and TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Hunger isn’t just a developing-world problem. In Kentucky, more than 21 percent of children live in food-insecure households. To help reduce food insecurity and support sustainable communities, WellCare of Kentucky, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), donated $2,400 to Louisville Grows, an urban agriculture and education nonprofit, to support its urban farming outreach efforts. Food insecurity is defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a lack of…


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Double Dollars launched at four LouisvilleKY farmers’ markets

The Double Dollars program is funded by the Community Farm Alliance and is currently available at these farmers’ markets: Bardstown Road, Gray Street, Phoenix Hill and the newly opened South Pointe farmers’ market. Photos from Louisville Foward’s Twitter page Louisville,KY., – A new, food program is now underway at several LouisvilleKY farmers’ markets. Double Dollars launched last week with funding secured by the Community Farm Alliance. The program matches SNAP customers’ spending, dollar for dollar, up to $20, and aims to make shopping at farmers’ market more affordable for residents receiving government assistance. For example, if a resident uses a…


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LouisvilleKY’s TARC rolls out six new all-electric buses

Buses travel to major attractions between downtown and Iroquois Park   Louisville, KY., – TARC has begun adding six new all-electric, zero-emission buses along the Fourth Street corridor between downtown and Iroquois Park, stopping at some of the city’s most popular destinations. With the new buses, TARC will have a total of 15 all-electric buses on the road, making it one of the largest electric bus operators in the country. “We know passengers enjoy a quiet, clean ride and it doesn’t get better than this,” said TARC Executive Director J. Barry Barker. “We encourage everyone – visitors and residents alike…


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LouisvilleKY’s zoo and water company team up to teach

Meet and Greet Angry Birds™ Characters Red and Chuck   Louisville, Ky., – The heat of the summer is the perfect time to make a splash with “Water Wows!” and the Louisville Water Company!  Families can learn about the importance of water on our planet with hands-on activities and information from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. Water Wows is free with Zoo admission. Louisville Water Company mascot Tapper will be making appearances throughout the day. Guests will also want to meet and snap a photo with characters Red and Chuck from Angry Birds.