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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle Festival promises sustainable practices this weekend

This information was gathered from forecastlefest.com Louisville, KY., – The Forecastle Festival has, since 2003, aimed to offer equal parts music, art and environmental activism. In addition to efforts on-site to reduce carbon emissions and limit landfill waste, the event contributes $1 from every ticket sold to the Forecastle Foundation, an affiliated 501(c)(3) non-profit with land-level conservation projects in Kentucky, Brazil, Indonesia, and more. With support from our like-minded partners, Forecastle is happy to include the following programs and experiences to encourage sustainable living both at the festival and at home. ARCADIA POWER It takes tens of thousands of kWh of electricity to…


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LouisvilleKY Data Findings to Aid City Leaders in Reducing Asthma

Over 6.5 million data points link medication use and environmental factors; First of its kind data driven collaboration using digital health technology PR Newswire LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 28, 2017 LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today marks the close of AIR Louisville, the first-of-its-kind data-driven collaboration among public, private and philanthropic organizations to use digital health technology to improve asthma. The program leveraged Propeller Health’s FDA-cleared medication inhaler sensors which tracked when, where and how often residents of Louisville experienced asthma symptoms. These data, along with Propeller Health’s personalized asthma management system, helped patients to better manage their asthma…


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LouisvilleKY’s Derby Festival Foundation charity raises nearly $200,000 this year

June 26, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – The Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation Charity Module Program raised nearly $200,000 in 2017 for local charities. 30 different charitable organizations benefitted from the program by having individual runners and running teams participate in the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon presented by Walmart and Humana on April 29. The Charity Module has raised over $2.5 million since its inception in 2005.   The charities will be recognized at a luncheon on Thursday, June 29, at the Hunting Creek Country Club at 11:30 a.m.  A check will be presented to all organizations for the…


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Mayor Fischer to discuss LouisvilleKY public safety and community during “I Am Ali” Festival

  Will reflect on how we replicate the peace experienced during “Ali Week”  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Muhammad Ali Center has announced that Mayor Greg Fischer will deliver a major keynote address on Thursday, July 6, as part of the Center’s inaugural “I Am Ali” Festival. During the event, to be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Ali Center, the Mayor will reflect on Ali’s legacy of peace and its impact on the world and his hometown. In the week between Ali’s death on June 3 and his burial a week later, there were no murders in Louisville, despite a…


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Free Electric Fans for LouisvilleKy area Seniors and Disabled Individuals

Fan Fair giveaway event held on June 24 LouisvilleKy., – Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, community organizations, and residents, hundreds of electric fans have been collected to provide heat relief for seniors and people with disabilities.  A “Fan Fair” giveaway and resource event is scheduled for Saturday, June 24 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Edison Center, 701 W. Ormsby Ave., Louisville, KY 40203. Fans will be available for seniors 60 and older, as well as for individuals with documented disabilities, on a first-come, first-served basis.  Fan Fair qualifications and guidelines are as follows:  Person 60…


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Celebrate The Power of One with LouisvilleKY’s own Jennifer Lawrence at the Frazier

Story and pictures from www.fraziermuseum.org Louisville, Ky., – Together, the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation and the Frazier History Museum are thrilled to announce The Power of One, a benefit event to be held on the evening of Friday, July 14th at the Frazier History Museum. Jennifer Lawrence, film director, Francis Lawrence, and other cast members from The Hunger Games film franchise will attend in support of the foundation’s fundraiser (all subject to availability). This event will celebrate how one person has the power to positively impact the lives of young people, artists, and the organizations that serve them. This experience curated…


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LouisvilleKY’s Public Art initiative announces two new projects

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro Public Art  together with the Commission on Public Art has announced two new projects developed by Louisville artists. The public art projects are focused on pedestrian and cycling experiences in Louisville, and will invite community involvement and participation. Artists Lance Newman and Todd Smith were selected for their innovative approach to public art in the form of poetry and technology, and how we encounter art in our city sidewalks, streets, and bridges. “Public art can take many forms. As our city grows and changes, so do the artists and their unique approach to contemporary topics,”…


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LouisvilleKY Launches New Farmers Market Association

Photos from Mayor Fischer’s Twitter page LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 25, 2017) – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced formation of the Louisville Farmers Market Association, a new group that will work to support local farmers markets, farmers and food producers to create access to a healthy and sustainable food system in Louisville Metro. Mayor Fischer made the announcement at the Gray Street Farmers Market, a collaboration between the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences. He was joined by Dr. Craig Blakely, dean of the school, and Fourth…


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LouisvilleKY’s youth summer jobs program to get a big boost from JPMorgan Chase

Here is JPMorgan Chase’s press release announcing the grants… Five-Year Investment Aims to Bridge the Gap between High School Students and Summer Job Training  NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced a $17 million, five-year commitment to U.S. cities working to increase the number of teens with access to quality summer work experiences that put them on a path to greater economic mobility. As part of the firm’s more than $325 million global investment in skills development, this nationwide effort will help equip young people with the skills and experiences they need to succeed and bridge the gap between…


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Three LouisvilleKY schools earn national grants for student-led community projects

Student Leadership Program Rallies One Million Students Across the U.S. NEWARK, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Empowered to Lead. Inspired to Serve. Today, five student teams from middle and high schools across the country have won the fifth annual Lead2Feed Challenge and will be awarded $20,000 each for their school’s nonprofit of choice and $10,000 technology grants for their school. Since its inception five years ago, the Lead2Feed Student Leadership Programis the nation’s leading and fastest growing free student leadership program, attracting more than one million students from 5,000 schools and clubs across all 50 states. Aligned to 21st century skills, Lead2Feed encourages students…