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Ward-Pugh invites residents to attend Halloween fundraising event on Oct 28

Friday October 21, 2011

For Immediate release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: 574-4137/526-3622

Traditionally orange and black are the colors most people associate with Halloween. But if you want to protect the environment or make an area more sustainable, then this year’s ghouls and goblins are invited to Go Green for Halloween!

On Friday, October 28th a special event in District 9 will get underway with the help of one business.

“We have seen great support for our Green Triangle initiative and with this event, Eyedia is yet another business to come on board and show support for our community and its environment,” says Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9).

It’s a special part of the Frankfort Avenue FAT Friday Trolley Hop. Eyedia, a unique consignment shop at 1631 Mellwood Avenue, will host “Green Halloween” between 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Refreshments will be served and music provided by Paul Petty.

Councilwoman Ward-Pugh and Green Triangle volunteers will be on hand to talk about the Green Triangle’s vision of a more sustainable future. There will also be a chance for businesses and residents to sign up for the new expanded recycling program in the 9th District.

“Everyone who wears all GREEN at the event will receive a special gift from the Green Triangle,” says Ward-Pugh.

As part of the festivities, Eyedia will donate a percentage of its sales during the event to help fund Green Triangle initiatives in the community.

Since the Green Triangle was launched in 2009, attitudes are changing toward valuing sustainability. An expanded recycling program started with businesses on Frankfort Avenue and has grown to include all District 9 businesses and residents.

“Small changes in our daily lives can make a big impact, from not flushing the toilet every time, to installing a rain barrel, to recycling, to raising chickens, to other sustainability efforts all add up to a big difference,” says Ward-Pugh. “Collectively we can make a healthier, more vibrant community for ourselves and future generations.”

For more information about the Green Halloween event, contact Councilwoman Ward-Pugh’s office at 574-1109 or email katie.holmes@louisvilleky.gov.

To learn more about the Green Triangle initiative go to: www.mygreentriangle.com.


Sponsor:
Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9