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Free paper shredding, conference among Sustainability Week activities

by Denise Fitzpatrick last modified Oct 13, 2010 02:53 PM

Oct. 13, 2010

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville students and employees are being asked to scoop up unwanted personal papers from their dorm rooms and home offices and carry them to the north side of Belknap Campus on Oct. 20.

 

A Shred-It truck in front of the College of Business will accept and recycle the waste from noon to 2 p.m. that day for free. UofL’s purchasing department is offering the service to the UofL community as part of Campus Sustainability Week Oct. 18-24.

 

The week will also feature Bluegrass Bioneers, a free, two-day conference co-sponsored by UofL’s Center for Environmental Education, offering talks, workshops and films Oct. 22-24 in the Strickler Hall area of campus and national speakers such as Jane Goodall via teleconference.

 

Around a dozen other events are scheduled, including:

 

·         A campus clean-up Oct. 18 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. starting outside UofL’s Ekstrom Library

 

·         A transportation alternatives fair Oct. 19 featuring free bike tune-ups, bus schedules and more from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Humanities Quad

 

·         A used cookware sale Oct. 20-21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days on the Humanities Quad

 

            UofL began observing national Campus Sustainability Day in 2008, but this is the first time an entire week of activities has been offered, said Justin Mog, associate provost for sustainability initiatives.

            The university’s strategic plan sets measurable goals for improving its “green” practices through 2020, including boosting its score in a Sustainability, Tracking and Assessment Rating (STAR) system created to help colleges and universities become more sustainable.

            For more details on the week’s events, see https://louisville.edu/campushealth/services/promotion/special-events/sustainability-week-schedule-10-18-10-24-2010.ics

 

A complete schedule for Bluegrass Bioneers is available at http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs024/1102213393686/archive/1103762963603.html

 

 

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