Office of Sustainability Coming Soon

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is searching for a director for his proposed Office of Sustainability, a position he says would more than pay for itself. Fischer campaigned in part on making Louisville more green and energy efficient. During the race he said he would create an Office of Sustainability, which would encourage residents, businesses and… Continue reading Office of Sustainability Coming Soon

New Land Development Code Seeks Green Development

A change in the land development code is encouraging commercial developers to go green. The Metro Council on Thursday approved the change in code that allows developers of commercial property to bypass certain council permissions if their development promotes a green initiative spelled out in the new land development code. “This is just something to… Continue reading New Land Development Code Seeks Green Development

Fischer Applauds Green Programs Though Funding May Soon Be Scarce

Louisville Metro Government officials gathered in Newburg Tuesday to celebrate new environmentally-friendly projects in Louisville. Mayor Greg Fischer says he plans to focus on sustainability with all new city projects, but that could be a financially difficult task.

Green in the Spotlight on Capitol Hill This Week

The U.S. House of Representatives is shining its legislative spotlight on the environment this week. House Democrats have been hashing out the details of the American Clean Energy and Security Act, a bill sponsored by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Subcommittee Chairman Edward Markey (D-Mass.). The bill is the first climate change legislation to get environmentalists pretty excited.