Louisville mayor announces 19 sustainability goals

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The mayor of Kentucky's largest city has announced a long list of sustainability goals aimed at reducing Louisville's carbon footprint.

Mayor Greg Fischer on Thursday released a draft of the city's first comprehensive sustainability plan.

It includes 19 broad goals, all with different timetables. For instance, a goal to decrease energy use in city-owned buildings by 30 percent has a proposed date of 2025, while one to increase recycling by 25 percent has a goal date of 2015.

Proposals include planting 10,000 new trees, acquiring 4,000 acres of land for open space, increasing bicycle use and expanding the local food system.

Fischer is asking for public input during the month of February. The 41-page proposal is online at louisvilleky.gov/sustainability.

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