UPA: Sustainable City Series, "Sustainable University", March 16

When Mar 16, 2010
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Glassworks, 815 West Market St.
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Contact Phone (502) 587-7015
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Sustainable City Series “SUSTAINABLE UNIVERSITY”
Tuesday, March 16th, 2010
Glassworks (815 W Market Street, Louisville)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
The thirteenth forum of the Sustainable City Series hosted by the Urban Design Studio will take a look at the critical role universities play in regional sustainability with a focus on local initiatives by the University of Louisville and its partners as well as what we can learn from programs at the University of Kentucky. Universities play a key role in the promotion and implementation of sustainable practices in our communities. Not only do universities contribute to regional sustainability through fundamental research and an existing knowledge base, but also through education and training, community involvement and outreach, and the institutions’ own development of space, energy policy and environmental programming.
 
Our guest speakers will be:
 
Justin Mog serves as the University of Louisville's assistant to the provost for sustainability initiatives. He is the first to hold this position at UofL and has been working with the university's Sustainability Council since August 2009 to integrate sustainability into everything the university does - from operations and facilities to administration and finances to education and research. Justin holds environmental studies degrees from Oberlin College (B.S.) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (M.S., Ph.D.) and recently completed three years of service in the Peace Corps promoting sustainable development in Paraguay.
 
Larry Owsley has served as the University of Louisville’s vice president for business affairs since 1983. He has graduate degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of California, Berkeley in public administration and public policy analysis respectively. His undergraduate degree is in history from Centre College of Kentucky.
 
Brent Fryrear is the Director of the Partnership for a Green City - a collaboration of Louisville Metro Government, Jefferson County Public Schools and the University of Louisville - working together to address climate change and "green" institutional practices within the organizations themselves as well as working to achieve real results that will have long-term positive impacts on the health, education, and well-being of our citizens. Brent has been in the environmental arena for almost 25 years in industry, emergency response, consulting, government and higher education. He has a Masters degree in Higher Education Administration and Organizational Development and a Bachelors in Biology, both from UofL.
 
Shane Tedder was recently hired by the University of Kentucky to serve as their first Sustainability Coordinator and reports to the Vice President for Facilities Management. Prior to this appointment, Shane worked for 6 years as the recycling and sustainability coordinator for the Office of Residence Life at UK.  During this time he created the Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library (www.wildcatwheelsorg) and Earthdays in the Bluegrass (www.edbg.org).
 
The event will be held on Tuesday, March 16th at Glassworks (815 W Market Street, Louisville, KY) and is free and open to the public, though RSVP is required to reserve a seat. For more information on the Sustainable City Series, to RSVP for the upcoming event, or to learn more about the Urban Design Studio, please visit our website at http://www.udstudio.org or contact Patrick Piuma, the Director of the Urban Design Studio at (502) 587-7015 or email udslouisville@gmail.com.

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