Thu January 31, 2013
Here are the 19 Goals of Louisville's Sustainability Plan
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is releasing the 19 goals of the city's draft sustainability plan on Twitter this afternoon. Here's a list of the goals, as they're released:
Goal #1: Decrease energy use citywide per capita by 25% by 2025.
Goal #2: Decrease energy use in city-owned buildings by 30% by 2025.
Goal #3: Mitigate the risk of climate change impacts by implementing city adaption and resilience strategies by 2018.
Goal #4: Achieve and maintain National Ambient Air Quality standards for priority pollutants.
Goal #5: Decrease impervious surfaces and improve waterway quality by 2018.
Goal #6: Increase recycling citywide by 25% by 2015.
Goal #7: Achieve 90% residential recycling participation by 2025.
Goal #8: Divert 50% of solid waste from the landfill by 2025, and 90% by 2042.
Goal #9: Decrease transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2025.
Goal #10: Reduce vehicle miles traveled by 15% by 2025.
Goal #11: Provide opportunities for clean economy organizations and innovators and develop a qualified workforce to support it by 2015.
Goal #12: Expand the local food system by 20% by 2018.
Goal #13: Increase access to healthy foods by 20% by 2018.
Goal #14: Increase opportunities for active living by installing 10 Mayor's Miles locations by 2015.
Goal #15: Incorporate sustainability into the Land Development Code and the Comprehensive Plan by 2015.
Goal #16: Replace and reforest parks property and provide nature-based recreation by 2018.
Goal #17: Expand green infrastructure incentives citywide by 2018.
Goal #18: Establish a robust urban tree canopy and implement strategies to mitigate the urban heat island effect by 2020.
Goal #19: Engage the community in sustainability practices and principles through education and outreach efforts by 2020.
We'll have more on the report later this afternoon.
Update: Here's the report.