3 schools get grants to help combat urban heat island

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says three schools have been awarded grants for projects to help combat urban heat island.

Fischer said in a statement that the Knollenberg Foundation awarded a total of $10,000 to student groups at Ballard High School, Assumption High School and Farnsley Middle School after they participated in the Urban Heat Island Youth Summit, which was hosted by Brightside and the Partnership for a Green City in December.

The statement says Ballard received $5000 to paint part of the school’s roof white and monitor temperature in classrooms to determine how much of an effect it has. Assumption received $3,000 to add a green wall demonstration project and plant trees. Farnsley received $2,000 to plant trees and compare temperatures in the shaded areas and the non-shaded areas.


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