Later today local small-business leaders, clean energy advocates and residents of Louisville and Southern Indiana will host a tour of the Fischer SIPS plant, an energy efficient insulation company, to promote investment in a clean energy economy.
“Our primary focus in Louisville is green jobs because it relates to the economy and environment simultaneously,” says Jim Webb, a member of MoveOn.org, which organized today’s event. “Green jobs are something people respond to because it affects them immediately with their employment and long-term with our planet.”
During the tour, the group will speak about the potential for expanding green businesses that could lead to further job creation in the region. They also plan to call on Democratic U.S.Rep. John Yarmuth, Ky.-3rd, to support the clean energy jobs bill, which is currently making its way through the House. Known as the American Clean Energy and Security Act, the bill seeks to create millions of new clean energy jobs, save consumers hundreds of billions in household energy costs, cutting global warming emissions and enhancing America’s energy independence. In the past month, over 15,000 small business leaders across the country have signed a pledge to support a clean energy economy.
The tour will begin at noon at the Fischer SIPS plant located on 1800 Northwestern Pkwy., where organizers will provide an overview of the local clean energy economy and green business owners will talk about potential expansion.