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?
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
The city of Louisville has the potential to be one of the greenest, most sustainable cities in the world. One major obstacle is community involvement. When the general public is in agreement, nothing can stop them. Without community involvement Portland, Oregon; San Francisco, California; Reykjavik, Iceland; Vancouver, Canada; & Copenhagen, Denmark would not be considered the greenest cities in the world. Louisville Metro is committed to creating a sustainability culture, however local municipality can only take the city so far. A truly sustainable city is only capable if residents understand the ideologies & are willing to contribute. Lack of community … Continue reading Community Actions
The city of Louisville has the potential to be one of the greenest, most sustainable? cities in the world. This will grow the city by strengthening the economy, while providing numerous opportunities for residents. Cities moving towards sustainability are creating a healthy, vibrant, & thriving future. The city of tomorrow will not be restrained by fossil fuels, but instead consuming clean, renewable energy. Cities must move away from the antiquated culture of yesterday, e.g., built around automobiles, not pedestrian friendly, fossil fuels, etc. Currently, cities are moving in this direction, i.e., Reykjavik, Iceland; Vancouver, Canada; Portland, Oregon; Copenhagen, Denmark; Seattle, … Continue reading Louisville’s Potential