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Mayor releases "Sustain Louisville" environmental plan

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has released his final "Sustain Louisville" plan, according to a news release.

Touting the plan as a measure that, "sets a course for making the city more environmentally friendly," Fischer said the plan includes aggressive timelines to accomplish its goals.

Among other things, the plan aims to:

- Decrease energy usage in city-owned buildings by 30 percent from 2018 to 2025.

- Establish a robust urban "tree canopy" from 2018 to 2020.

- Decrease transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent from 2020 to 2025.

- Coordinate suburban traffic lights to reduce air pollution from idling vehicles.

- Install 10 new "Mayor's Miles" to encourage walking and active living.

- Launch a clean economy business plan contest to encourage entrepreneurs in the creation and startup of businesses.

The Sustain Louisville plan contains six sections, including energy, the environment, the economy, the community and engagement. Nineteen goals and 63 initiatives are spread throughout these topics.

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