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Other Green Initiatives

Downtown is committed to sustainability through preservation, land development and business practices as a way to be good stewards of our city and foster economic development. 

Recycling

The Wet/Dry Recycling Program is unique to Louisville’s Central Business District. By separating waste wet and dry components, many more items can be recycled. This service is provided by Louisville Metro Government free of charge and cost savings from landfills are both environmentally and economically sustainable.

MSD Project WIN

MSD’s Project WIN (Waterway Improvements Now) addresses the challenges that are associated with a combined sewer system. The focus of the agency’s work in the Central Business District is flood mitigation through green infrastructure.

Biking

  • Louisville is ranked #21 in Bicycling Magazine’s top 50 Bike Cities
  • Louisville’s current network of lanes and multi-use trails is 170 miles with 36 miles of on street dedicated bike lanes
  • The 2010 Bike Master Plan recommendations, projects and performance measures lay out the future of biking in Louisville through 2030. 

LEED

  • 16 Registered or certified LEED buildings Downtown
  • The Green Building is a 110 year old Platinum certified building, the highest LEED rating attainable.

Business Paper Recycling Program

Louisville Metro offers Downtown businesses the opportunity to participate in a paper recycling program. Money generated from the program goes towards planting new trees. 

Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) 

MSD is partnering with public and private infrastructure projects to better manage storm water. Money is available to help with green and sustainable upgrades such as: bio-swales, green roofs and pervious pavers. 
Go Green Louisville

To see what Louisville Metro Government is doing to promote sustainability and find a list of the programs and information offered by Louisville Metro visit their Sustainability website.

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