Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
United States

Population: 310797
Area of jurisdiction: 739.4 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 20% by 2040 (2010) n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: 1% by 1990 (2011) n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2011 ):  0 tCO2e

Mitigation actions

Live Green Lexington Games
The Live Green Lexington Games is a friendly competition for businesses and organizations which helps protect the environment and saves money through waste, water, and energy reduction. This program is loosey modeled after the Chicago Green Office Challenge. Forty businesses participated in the 2012-2013 Live Green Games and registration is now open for the 2013-2014 Games. Start year 2011
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Preserve Agricultural Land and Greenspace
Lexington has an aggressive planning program with the oldest Urban Service Area growth boundary in the United States. However this iconic American landscape has lost more than 80,000 acres of farmland to development during the past decade due to expansion of this boundary. The loss of agricultural lands causes a large net increase in the carbon footprint of the Bluegrass region. Maintaining the current Urban Service Boundary helps ensure our agricultural industries remain economically viable. The five-year Comprehensive Plan now under development calls for keeping the current Urban Services Area boundary- thereby preserving our farmland. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status  
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Live Green Lexington Energy Partner
The Live Green Lexington Energy Partner program is a joint effort between the city of Lexington and Bluegrass Greensource. This program offers energy-efficiency education to businesses and apartment complexes at no cost and gives them the opportunity to protect the environment, save money and receive recognition. Over 173 local businesses and 32 apartment complexes are now Live Green Lexington Energy Partners. Start year 2010
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions