Monday February 15, 2010
For Immediate release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622
If it took less than ten minutes to share your ideas and thoughts about making a neighborhood you care about greener and more sustainable, would you do it?
If your answer is yes, talk “Green” to Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) by taking the Green Triangle Survey.
“Once I began to understand the concept of sustainability, I realized its urgency when it comes to our environment and now I would like to know how the residents of District 9 feel about the issue,” says Ward-Pugh. ‘There is a great deal of discussion about “going green” and the importance of caring for the planet; I would like to know what people in the District are doing and what they would like to do when it comes to sustainability..
The Green Triangle Survey is a short set of questions including what sustainability means for the future, what people are currently doing and what they want to learn more about. It is available on online for anyone who wants to visit the Councilwoman’s web page at www.louisvilleky.gov/metrocouncil .
The idea for the survey came about when Ward-Pugh formed the Green Triangle in September of 2009 as a way to encourage residents and businesses to think about sustainability and going green in District 9.
“I invited leaders from various neighborhoods in the District 9, where a number of sustainable activities are already in place, to come together and discuss their interest in green ideas they would like to see implemented or duplicated,” says Ward-Pugh.
Those early meetings produced a Design Team that will create a Green Triangle vision for the District that will provide focus and direction for short term and long term initiatives.
The Green Triangle Survey will be available on line starting February 15th until March 1st. When the survey is over, the results will be compiled with information from focus sessions and community meetings complied by the Design Team. The information will become the basis for developing a sustainable vision for the future in the Ninth District.
“We are excited about the interest this survey and the other information gathering activities are generating. We really want to give everyone a chance to share their ideas and passion,” says Ward-Pugh.
To take the Green Triangle Survey; simply go to www.louisvilleky.gov/metrocouncil scroll down and click on the District 9 link under Councilwoman Ward-Pugh’s photo.
If you do not have access to a computer, contact, Councilwoman Ward-Pugh’s office and a survey will be mailed to you. If you have any questions, call at 574-1109.
Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9