1948 | 75,000+ employed (1). 2015 | 9,000+ employed (1). 2016 | Kentucky dropped from 3rd largest to 5th largest coal producer in U.S. (2). 2016 | 83% of Kentucky’s net electricity generation was coal-fired (2). 2016 | Renewables resources are a small part of KY’s energy, & the state has no renewable energy standard. Largest source is hydroelectric power @ 4% (2). Prevalence of Adults with Asthma: 16% (3). Heart Disease Deaths: 204 per 100,000 population (3). Less than Adults with Good Health: 23% (3). Total Mortality: 904 per 100,000 population (3). Why are we sacrificing … Continue reading Kentucky Facts
Kentucky is a beautiful state with amazing people, countless ideas, & unlimited potential. Change is in the air. This is a defining moment for our beautiful state. Kentucky deserves an environment that provides opportunity for all. Are we preparing for … Continue reading Kentucky: Resilience, Adaptation, or Idleness?
Proposal for a more connected Ashland, KY. An urban trail connecting Riverfront Park & Central Park, consisting of a walking trail & dedicated bike lanes lined with trees & other plants. Equally important is downtown connectivity built around pedestrians. Remove … Continue reading What if?
It’s time for Ashland, KY to create an amazing space with unlimited potential. A space creating numerous opportunities for the existing community, but also opportunities attracting new residents. One area I feel is important is the waterfront. The current waterfront … Continue reading Ashland, It’s time
I’m confused. Is Louisville Kentucky a water city or not? A good description of Louisville might go something like this; ‘a city located on the Ohio River, but has chosen to isolate itself from nature’s beauty & power.’ The edge … Continue reading Neighborhood in the Sky
The City of Louisville Kentucky is in transition & no place can be left behind. For a city to be emulated, all areas of the city must share equal opportunities. Social cohesion & economic strength are essential in all neighborhoods. … Continue reading Keep West Louisville’s Uniqueness
What do you think about when you hear global warming or climate change? Take a minute to think about this question. What is your first thought? Naturally occurring, sea levels rising, big oil companies, rainforests disappearing, foreign dependency, reef degradation, … Continue reading Why do people not believe in Climate Change?
Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything we need for survival & well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates & maintains the conditions under which humans & nature can exist in productive harmony, that … Continue reading Sustainability Hollowness = Dilemma
What is the first thought that comes to mind when thinking of a strong community? A community that influences other communities through ideological principles. I’m pretty confident it’s not inequalities, hardship, or abandonment. So why do we tolerate the inequalities degrading the very nature that will lead this country to prosperity? Inequalities are not a requirement for communities. For some reason not all people choose to see this degrading characteristic that is a downfall for American. Even with this being the case, living in America provides a luxury most other countries don’t experience. Anyone, in this country has an opportunity … Continue reading Poverty is Worth Fighting