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Community-Wide Planting Day works for a greener LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – Brightside will hold its fall planting event Saturday, November 10 along West Broadway. Volunteers will join Brightside, who has partnered with the Division of Community Forestry and corporate sponsors to plant approximately 115 trees on West Broadway between 22nd and 37th streets. “Brightside’s Community-Wide Planting Day is a terrific example of how we can be compassionate neighbors and caregivers of the environment,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “This year’s 115 trees will add to the 150 planted in 2015. West Broadway neighbors, businesses and travelers should see positive effects from these trees for years to come.” In addition to…


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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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LouisvilleKY’s Annual Give A Day Week of Service starts Saturday

Several projects still in need of volunteers through the week, April 15-23                                                                                            LOUISVILLE (April 13, 2017) – As part of an annual extravaganza of compassion and service, thousands of Louisvillians will be volunteering in ways large and small during the Mayor’s annual Week of Service, which runs Saturday through April 23. One of the week’s largest projects will be the Brightside & Passport Health Plan Spring Community Wide Cleanup on Saturday. Already, more than 16,000 people are committed to making Louisville a greener and cleaner community, by picking up litter and debris from neighborhoods, greenspaces and roadways. And there…


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LouisvilleKy’s Mayor Fischer marks a new brightsite at Brook & Jacob Streets

  A new BrightSite was made possible by a public/private partnership Photos from Mayor Fischer’s and Brightside’s Facebook page. LOUISVILLE, KY (June 21, 2016)—Mayor Fischer announced today the completion of a new BrightSite at the corner of Brook & Jacob Streets. This new BrightSite was made possible by a $43,000 gift by the Gheens Foundation and the landscape design was done by Korfhage Landscape and Design, Inc. “The new BrightSite at Brook & Jacob is just one example of what can happen when the public and private sectors come together to achieve one goal,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “Beautification is…


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LouisvilleKY’s Buy Local Fair to be greener

LIBA partners with Louisville Water to make the Buy Local Fair more environmentally responsible Louisville, KY (May 12, 2016) -The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) is striving to make this year’s Buy Local Fair the most environmentally responsible one yet, and they’re inviting attendees to join in. In partnership with the Louisville Water Company, LIBA is incorporating several new green initiatives into the event, including composting, serving only 100% compostable beer cups (5,000 cups!), and even encouraging the food vendors to use compostable items, or else they pay a small penalty. With help from Brightside and Good Garbage, LIBA has…


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Loiusville’s Premium Compost Sale Returns this weekend

Louisville, Ky., – Brightside’s bi-annual compost sale and fundraiser will be held Saturday, October 10 and October 17 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Outer Loop Recycling and Disposal Facility located at 2673 Outer Loop, Louisville, Kentucky 40219. Brightside’s community partner, Waste Management of Kentucky, generously donated the organic, plant-based compost again this fall.  All proceeds from the sale will benefit Brightside’s beautification and sustainability efforts. Compost can be purchased by the bag or by the scoop.  Fees are $2.50 per bag, or $35.00 per Bobcat scoop.  A discount coupon is available by visiting the Brightside webpage athttp://louisvilleky.gov/government/brightside/brightside-and-waste-management-kentuckys-compost-sale. Brightside’s…


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Louisville Recognized by U.S. Conference of Mayors for Environmental Sustainability Efforts

LOUISVILLE (September 9, 2015) – Representatives from the U.S. Conference of Mayors presented Mayor Greg Fischer with the Outstanding Achievement City Livability Award today for Louisville’s work to bring environmental sustainability to neighborhoods. “Our City Livability Awards Program gives us the opportunity to highlight mayoral leadership in making urban areas cleaner, safer, and more livable,” said Jocelyn Bogen, Director of the City Livability Awards Program for the U.S. Conference of Mayors. “We are grateful to Waste Management, Inc. for its many years of support for the City Livability Awards Program, and for the opportunity to showcase the innovation and commitment…


Doe Donating Trees to Help with Louisville KY’s Canopy Issue

Louisville, KY – One hundred oak trees are being planted in downtown Louisville this spring as part of Doe-Anderson’s 100th anniversary celebration. The ad agency – in partnership with Brightside, Inc., and the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) – is donating the trees in support of Brightside’s ongoing initiative to expand Louisville’s tree canopy, an important but often underestimated part of the city’s overall health. “When we began talking about our centennial celebration, we knew we wanted to give back to the city in some way,” said Todd Spencer, President and CEO of Doe-Anderson. “We couldn’t have found a better fit….


Mayor Rallies Community for “Give A Day” Week of Service, April 18-26

From Metro Government… New projects, ways for people to be involved added this year A tractor-trailer load of toys and supplies for school kids in need, bikes for refugees from war-torn countries and a community drive for stuffed animals for kids who have experienced crime, fires or other crisis. Those are some of the projects planned during the fourth annual Give A Day volunteer week April 18-26. The week of service helps launch the 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival. Last year’s week produced 150,000 volunteers and acts of compassion. Mayor Greg Fischer said this year’s goal is at least 165,000 volunteers,…