Public Forum on Louisville’s Sustainability Plan is Tonight

Local residents will have their chance to offer comments on a draft version of the city’s sustainability plan at a meeting tonight.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer released the draft sustainability plan last month, and invited residents to weigh in on it. The plan sets an ambitious agenda for the next several decades in categories like energy, transportation and the environment. It identifies 19 main goals the city wants to achieve, and sets deadlines for most of them.

According to the draft, 90 percent of the city’s solid waste will be diverted from landfills by 2042. Vehicle miles traveled will be slashed by bike share programs and improvements to the city’s bus system. Local and healthy food will be more accessible to all residents.

Comments on the draft can be submitted via mail or email until the end of the month, but the public meeting is the only opportunity to provide one in person.

The meeting is tonight at 6:30 at the Jefferson Community Technical College Health Sciences Building, 110 W. Chestnut Street.

Erica Peterson

Erica Peterson reports on energy and the environment for WFPL.

@ericampeterson

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