Project Green: Brightside holds fundraising event to celebrate environmental success in community


by WHAS11

Posted on February 21, 2011 at 6:46 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)-  Brightside has been uniting people in clean and green activities to beautify Louisville and foster community pride for 25 years. 

Brightside is unique, because it functions as a public and private partnership, merging the resources of the Metro government with those of private citizens.

All programs are run entirely on privately donated dollars. 

In Monday’s Project Green, Chief Meteorologist Monty Webb talks about Brightside’s biggest fund raiser of the year and how you can get involved.

“We partner with YPAL and the Urban League Young Professionals to create a fabulous fundraiser for Brightside's community beautification programs,” said Brightside’s Program Director Lisa Gunterman.

The fundraiser is not your ordinary black tie event.  It is a Green Tie Bash with green cocktail attire.

This year’s Green Tie Bash is special for Brightside, because they are celebrating their 25th anniversary.

They have worked for 25 years to keep Louisville clean, green and beautiful.

The event will feature a special awards ceremony sponsored by Stoll Keenon Ogden and will honor corporations and individuals who have helped sustained Brightside all these years.

Over the past 25 years, Brightside has planted 1.5 million daffodil bulbs, removed 375,000 tons of trash from Louisville's sidewalks, streets and green spaces, planted 5,000 trees, invested $10 million in community-wide beautification projects and has educated 65,000 area-school children.
You cannot drive around Louisville without seeing something touched by Brightside. 

The Green Tie Bash is a time for Brightside and their partners to celebrate their community’s success.

The purpose of the event is to raise money for Brightside and to develop service projects for young professionals wanting to make our city a beautiful place to live.

The Green Tie Bash is Friday, March 4, and the cost is $45.

This year’s event will be emceed by WHAS11’s Renee Murphy.

Click here to learn more about Brightside.