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
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?
2014 brought a much-needed addition to connectivity for Louisville, Kentucky & Jeffersonville, Indiana. The Big Four Bridge was completed in its entirety to a pedestrian bridge, which is a former railroad bridge dating to 1895. Louisville residents have access to … Continue reading Big Four Bridge: Filled with Life
Louisville, KY is an amazing city with an eye on the future. It is situated in the beautiful Ohio River Basin, which allows for unique & scenic surroundings. Unfortunately, this region is also a hindrance to quality of life by creating a barrier that holds pollutants in. Resulting in this region usually ending up on the wrong end of environmental issues, i.e., air, water, health, land use & planning, & transportation. Global environmental problems are an expression that provokes an assortment of responses, e.g., protecting, caring, worshipping, disregard, crippling, myth, global warming, anthropogenic climate change, just to name a few. … Continue reading Environmental Awareness