Remember back in May when Mayor Greg Fischer took that delegation of local business people to Washington, D.C. for that White House Business Council summit?
Well, Louisville is getting some positive PR out of it.
“Kentucky Entrepreneurs Share Strategy to Becoming LEED-ers in Eco Supplies” talks about Zachary Riles and Laila Alizadeh coming to Louisville from “the Northwest,” which is the way the Obama Administration gets around saying, “Portland” or “Seattle.” Which we think is the most important detail in the story!
Anyway, they started a hardware store that stocks all the stuff you need for your LEED-certified home or office including non-toxic paint, flooring made from renewable sources and other environmentally friendly items.
Big deal, you say … how many people read profiles on the White House Business Council site? We’re guessing all those people in other cities preppering for their business council meetings. Not a bad thing for attracting more Zachary Riles and Laila Alizadehs ….
From the profile:
Zachary Riles and his wife Laila Alizadeh moved from the Pacific Northwest to her hometown of Louisville, KY with hopes of raising a family there. While looking for a new home, they quickly saw that the green housing options they had grown accustomed to in the Northwest were not available in Louisville or the surrounding areas. That realization was the genesis of BlueGrass Green Company, a housing supplies company that offers sustainable remodeling materials for eco-conscious consumers, which launched in 2008.
Today BlueGrass Green Company sells environmentally-friendly, energy-saving products, with an inventory that ranges from zero-VOC paints and solar fans to eco-friendly countertops and natural flooring. The company is committed to only selling items that are non-toxic and made from renewable sources, and are moving towards products made exclusively from recycled materials.