Louisville: A Sustainable Meeting Destination : GoToLouisville.com Official Travel Source

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Increasingly, meeting and event planners are being called upon to make their events more environmentally sustainable.


From menu selections to the exhibit hall, there are opportunities to build sustainable practices into your meeting. Below are some resources to get you started on the path to a “greener” event here in Louisville!


The Office of Advanced Planning and Sustainability
The sustainability mission of the Office of Advanced Planning and Sustainability is to promote “environmental conservation, the health, wellness and prosperity of our citizens, and embedding sustainability into the culture of the Louisville community.”

Bike Louisville

From routes, safety and special bike-related events, learn about Louisville’s growth as a bike-friendly city!

SoBro & NuLu EcoDistrics

SoBro Louisville and Nulu are serving as pilots for an EcoDistricts program in Louisville. EcoDistricts – or neighborhoods that commit to implementing and maintaining sustainable building and infrastructure projects – promote neighborhood-scale sustainability practices in an effort to accelerate efforts citywide. The Office of Sustainability is partnering with community members from both neighborhood groups to explore what an EcoDistrict looks like in Louisville.


KAIRE is Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District’s community outreach and education program for the Louisville Metro area.


Have good “stuff” leftover from your event that you don’t want to ship back but want to save from the landfill? Consider donating those items!

Call ahead to make sure that your items can be accepted by one of the organizations below and to arrange drop off/pick up. Most organizations require a minimum of a week or more notice:

This section contains resources to help you start your journey to a greener event. For some quick tips, click here.

Central Business District Wet-Dry Recycling

Have you heard? The Louisville Central Business district has a Wet-Dry Recycling Program!

Kentucky Excel

The Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau has been KY EXCEL member since 2010.

Bourbon & Sustainability

Learn how Kentucky’s booming bourbon industry is ensuring the America’s native spirit will continue...