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Sustainability events are happening year-round at UofL!

Date Event
Thursdays through Oct. 29, 2015 Gray Street Farmers’ MarketGray St Farmers Mrkt Logo
Thursdays, 10:30am‒2pm (May 14th to Oct. 29th, EXCEPT JULY 2)
Health Sciences Center, 485 E. Gray St.

With many local vendors, you'll find the finest in farm-fresh local products, including fruits, vegetables, pasture-raised meat & eggs, popcorn, honey & syrup, jams, granola, bread & baked goods, flowers, plants, prepared lunches, food trucks, and more. Cash, debit cards, SNAP benefits, and Senior Vouchers accepted! Open weekly rain or shine.
Special Events for 2015:
- Chef & health coach Mat Shalenko
will present cooking demonstrations on June 11, Aug. 27 and Oct. 8 from 11am - 1pm.
- Get Healthy Now will offer special “Take 20” fitness sessions at the market from 12:30-12:50pm, including Mini Boot Camp (May 14), Play (May 21), and Zumba (June 11).
Watch Vendor Spotlights and our 20/20 Talks on food and sustainability at the GSFM YouTube Channel! Access our collection of delicious recipes for local products. More info: GSFM website, contact Market Manager, Melissa Schreck, or follow on Facebook
May 28 to Oct. 15, 2015 Belknap Farmers Market, Thursdays 3:30-6pm May-Oct.UofL Belknap Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, 3:30-6:00pm (May 28th to Oct. 15th, EXCEPT JULY 2)
At 3rd St & Brandeis Ave in front of The Ville Grill

UofL's Belknap Campus Farmers' Market returns for its second year! Stop by for farm-fresh local products, including fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, prepared meals, baked goods, honey, popcorn, granola, canned goods, candy, crafts, bottled teas, non-toxic home & body care products, and more. The Office of Health Promotion & Get Healthy Now will also be on hand to provide healthy local food samples and cooking demos. New for 2015:
- The Comfy Cow ice cream & the Sweet n Savory food truck will be on hand to kick-off the market season with us!
- Debit cards, SNAP benefits (EBT), and Senior Vouchers will be accepted by select vendors!
Open weekly, rain or shine! Email comments/questions. Follow us on Facebook
July 11, 2015 Butterfly count at UofL’s Horner Wildlife Sanctuary in Oldham County
Saturday, July 11th 9:30am-3pm (Rain date: Sunday, July 12th)
Butterfly count is July 11All are invited to participate in the 39th annual butterfly count at UofL’s Horner Wildlife Sanctuary near Brownsboro, led by UofL biology professor emeritus Charles Covell and other butterfly specialists, as part of a national effort to monitor butterfly populations across the country. Experts will teach people how to identify the butterflies they see. Count leaders will supply nets but volunteers can use cameras, binoculars and notebooks to gather information. For more information, contact Covell at 502-639-2691 or covell@louisville.edu. Participants should wear hats, hiking shoes, long pants and long-sleeved shirts and bring water, lunch and insect repellent. Meet at 9:30am in the parking lot of Sugar Babe Antiques in Crestwood, about one mile northwest of Exit 14 off Interstate 71 and about 20 miles north of Louisville.
July 15, 2015 Garden Commons Workday & Harvest!
Wednesday, July 15th noon-2pm at Garden Commons (Cultural Center)
Interested in health, sustainability, good food, and growing things?! We need your help to make our garden grow! Please join us as we weed, water, and harvest from UofL's organic Garden Commons! No prior experience necessary. Tools and gloves provided. The Garden Commons is open to participation throughout the year from students, staff, faculty, and community members. Everyone who comes is welcome to fresh-picked fruit, veggies, mint, herbs, and whatever else is ready for harvest! Summer 2015 UofL Group Workdays+Harvests are every other Wednesday noon-2pm. Upcoming dates: July 29, Aug. 12. Connect with us and get all the details on our Facebook Page.
July 15, 2015 Compassionate Louisville Town Hall Meeting at UofL
Wednesday, July 15th at noon at HSC's Clinical & Translational Research Building (505 S. Hancock)
Experience compassion in action!  Each month we invite you on a pilgrimage to discover the city's often hidden compassion gems. This month's host is the UofL School of Medicine and we'll be meeting in the LEED gold Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Building. We will share the mission of the host organization, celebrate the newest organizations to have adopted a compassion resolution, congratulate the newest Compassion Laureate, share how Compassionate Louisville is encouraging compassionate action, and provide a forum for you and others to share their compassionate actions. Everyone is invited! No RSVP required. Through intention and social innovation, Compassionate Louisville creates and celebrates a community and world becoming more and more compassionate. The mission of the Partnership for a Compassionate Louisville is to champion and nurture the growth of compassion.
Through July 18, 2015 Phytophilic: New works by Gabrielle Mayer and Gail Wisdom
June 5th - July 18th, Wednesdays-Fridays 11am-6pm and Saturdays 11am-3pm
Cressman Center for Visual Art (100 E Main)
2015 YES! Fest: Year of Environment & SustainabilityThe organic nature of art – through subject or medium – is on display at the latest faculty art exhibit at the UofL’s Cressman Center for Visual Art.Featuring camera-less photography of weeds and nature-themed Victorian hair art made from human, horse and synthetic hair, “Phytophilic” showcases the work of UofL art professor Gabrielle Mayer and fellow artist Gale Wisdom from June 5-July 18. Mayer’s pieces for “Phytophilic” are nature-oriented with hair twisted, braided and entwined into wreath-like patterns and floral motifs. The floral focus ties in with Wisdom’s images of weeds. Wisdom’s medium is camera-less photography, or photographic contact printing, and her subject is botanicals. For “Phytophilic,” she collected weeds and wild plants, then arranged them on light-sensitive paper. Exposing the paper to light captures the plants invisible image and chemically processing the paper brings the print to life. An opening reception for “Phytophilic” will be 6-8 p.m., Friday, June 5th. For more information and Cressman Center hours, visit louisville.edu/art. This is a YES! Fest event!
July 29, 2015 Garden Commons Workday & Harvest!
Wednesday, July 29th noon-2pm at Garden Commons (Cultural Center)
Interested in health, sustainability, good food, and growing things?! We need your help to make our garden grow! Please join us as we weed, water, and harvest from UofL's organic Garden Commons! No prior experience necessary. Tools and gloves provided. The Garden Commons is open to participation throughout the year from students, staff, faculty, and community members. Everyone who comes is welcome to fresh-picked fruit, veggies, mint, herbs, and whatever else is ready for harvest! Summer 2015 UofL Group Workdays+Harvests are every other Wednesday noon-2pm. Upcoming dates: Aug. 12. Connect with us and get all the details on our Facebook Page.
Aug. 12, 2015 Garden Commons Workday & Harvest!
Wednesday, Aug. 12th noon-2pm at Garden Commons (Cultural Center)
Interested in health, sustainability, good food, and growing things?! We need your help to make our garden grow! Please join us as we weed, water, and harvest from UofL's organic Garden Commons! No prior experience necessary. Tools and gloves provided. The Garden Commons is open to participation throughout the year from students, staff, faculty, and community members. Everyone who comes is welcome to fresh-picked fruit, veggies, mint, herbs, and whatever else is ready for harvest! Connect with us and get all the details on our Facebook Page.
Aug. 19-27, 2015

Sustainability will be woven into Welcome Week 2015, including the following events:Belknap Farmers Market, Thursdays 3:30-6pm May-Oct.

  • Thursday, Aug. 20th - Gray Street Farmers' Market
    Every Thursday 10:30am-2:00pm (through Oct. 29) Health Sciences Center, 485 E Gray ST
    Enjoy lunch from area food trucks & stock up on the finest local products: produce, pasture-raised meat & eggs, popcorn, honey, jam, granola, baked goods, flowers, plants, etc. Get free samples at a special local food cooking demo 8/27 11am-1pm.
  • Thursday, Aug. 20th - Louisville Sustainability Bike Tour
    1:45 pm meet up outside the SRC

    Take a fun afternoon bike ride with the Student Cycling Coalition and explore your new community through the lens of environmental stewardship and social justice. Don’t have a bike? Check one out from the SRC through UofL’s Bikeshare Program. Attendees get a UofL Sustainability water bottle!
  • Thursday, Aug. 20th - Belknap Farmers' Market
    Every Thursday 3:30-6:00pm (through Oct. 15) on Brandeis Street in front of The Ville Grill.
    Get the good stuff at UofL's newest weekly Farmers' Market! Bring a bag & load up on farm-fresh local fruit, veggies, popcorn, ice cream, bread, honey, meat, eggs, crafts, etc. Nothing's better for the health of your body, area farms, or the planet!
  • Community Composting with SOUL
  • Saturday, Aug. 22nd - S.O.U.L. Service Projects
    Noon-6pm, leave after lunch in SAC Multi-Purpose Room.
    The Sustainability Council is organizing two on-campus volunteer sites for SOUL, helping out at the Garden Commons and at our Community Composting site! Get to know fellow students and UofL faculty and staff while exploring diversity on campus and in the Louisville community. Discover how to make the most of UofL service and leadership opportunities, then work alongside those you met to learn first-hand about the many facets of our “Possibility City.” Register here.
  • Sunday, Aug. 23rd - UofL Community Composting Volunteer Day
    Every Sunday noon-1pm (200 block of E. Bloom St. just one block north of Cardinal Blvd. between Brook and Floyd Streets)

    Come help us turn “trash” into treasure as we manage UofL’s volunteer-powered community composting operation. Dress to get dirty. Tools provided. Learn about worm composting and becoming a UofL EcoRep!
  • Tuesday, Aug. 25th - Recognized Student Organizations (RSO) Fair
    11am-1pm, Red Barn plaza. Free food! Come learn about the many sustainability-related student groups on campus and sign-up to get involved!
  • Wednesday, Aug. 26th - UofL Involvement Fair
    11am-1pm, Red Barn plaza. Free food! Stop by the UofL Sustainability table to find out how you can make a difference, take the Cards Go Green! Pledge and grab some green goodies, or get a free bike tune-up!
  • Wednesday, Aug. 26th - Garden Commons Workday & Salsa-Making Workshop
    3-5pm,
    Garden Commons at the Cultural Center. Ever tried fresh salsa made from tomatoes you just picked? Do you even know where tomatoes come from?! Join us in UofL's organic, student-run garden for a fun afternoon of light work weeding, watering, and harvesting. We'll make salsa from the harvest and nosh!
  • Friday, Aug. 28th - Pedal with the President!Bike To Work Day with UofL President Ramsey 5-21-10
    7:30am leaves from Amelia Place (2515 Longest Avenue)
    Join President Ramsey for a fun, easy 30-minute ride to campus for Welcome Week! Riders will leave together and then split into two groups - one headed to Belknap campus and another to HSC. Both routes will be fairly flat and low-traffic. The route to Belknap is mapped out here. The route to HSC is mapped out here. This event is a collaboration between UofL’s Get Healthy Now, Sustainability Council, and Office of the President. By cycling to campus, President Ramsey seeks to set a powerful example for the community, highlighting his support for a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.

Aug. 26, 2015 Garden Commons Workday & Salsa-Making Workshop
Wednesday, Aug. 26th 3-5pm, Garden Commons at the Cultural Center
Ever had fresh salsa made from tomatoes you just picked? Do you even know where tomatoes come from?! Join us in UofL's organic, student-run garden for a fun afternoon weeding, watering & harvesting. Then we'll make & eat salsa from the harvest! No prior experience necessary. Tools and gloves provided. The Garden Commons is open to participation throughout the year from students, staff, faculty, and community members. Everyone who comes is welcome to fresh-picked fruit, veggies, mint, herbs, and whatever else is ready for harvest! Connect with us and get all the details on our Facebook Page.
Sept. 2, 2015 Garden Commons Workday & Herb Workshop
Wednesday, Sept. 2nd 3-5pm, Garden Commons at the Cultural Center
Think herbs are just tasteless, dry flakes from a jar?! You don't know what you've been missing! Join us in UofL's organic, student-run garden for some weeding, watering & harvesting, followed by a workshop about how to use & dry the herbs we've just harvested. Ample sampling opportunities! No prior experience necessary. Tools and gloves provided. The Garden Commons is open to participation throughout the year from students, staff, faculty, and community members. Everyone who comes is welcome to fresh-picked fruit, veggies, mint, herbs, and whatever else is ready for harvest! Connect with us and get all the details on our Facebook Page.
Through Sept. 30, 2015 National Bike Challenge!National Bike Challenge May-Sept
May 1st to September 30th, 2015
Saddle up and ride for team UofL in the 2015 National Bike Challenge! Show your support for a healthy lifestyle and sustainable transportation. Register as an individual to compete against your peers. Your miles cycled will count towards the University of Louisville (workplace or school) total, as well as qualify employees for great prizes through Get Healthy Now, including the grand prize of a $400 voucher to a local bike shop, co-sponsored by UofL's Sustainability Council!
To Register:
1.    Visit nationalbikechallenge.org
2.    Click “join”
3.    Select “The University of Louisville” as your workplace (students register for “University of Louisville” under school category)
The National Bike Challenge is open to everyone, however the Get Healthy Now competition is restricted to UofL employees, retirees, and their spouses/qualifying adults.
Oct. 8-10, 2015 New Paths in the Environmental History of North America and the Ohio Valley
October 8-10th at UofL and The Filson Historical Society
UofL’s Arts and Culture Partnership, Dept. of History, and The Filson Institute for the Advanced Study of the Ohio Valley and the Upper South will host a three-day academic conference to explore the environmental history of North America. Join us to learn more about how interactions between humans and the physical environment have evolved over time, with a particular focus on issues most relevant to the environmental history of the Ohio Valley from the sixteenth through the twenty-first centuries. The conference seeks to understand the changing nature of the landscape, the built environment, and the political and cultural debates over how to protect and exploit the physical environment. Schedule:

Thursday, Oct. 8th

6pm KEYNOTE: How Natural are Natural Disasters? A History of Flooding on the Ohio River by Uwe Lübken (Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität):

Friday, Oct. 9th
2015 YES! Fest: Year of Environment & Sustainability
9:00 - 10:30am SESSION 1: COAL
10:45am - 12:15pm SESSION 2: PARKS
1:00 - 2:30pm SESSION 3: CITIES
2:45 - 4:15pm SESSION 4: TECHNOLOGY

Saturday, Oct. 10th
9:00 - 10:00am KEYNOTE: How the Cuyahoga River Fire Saved the World and Other True-ish Stories by David Stradling (University of Cincinnati),
10:15 - 11:45am SESSION 5: RACE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
12:30 - 2:00pm SESSION 6: AGRICULTURE

For details consult the UofL History Department website; or The Filson website; or contact Dr. A. Glenn Crothers. This is a YES! Fest event!
Oct. 19-25, 2014 UofL Sustainability Week - A Sustainable Homecoming! Oct. 19-25, 2015
A full week of events to celebrate and raise awareness! Full details are below, but events will include:
  • [Tentative] Monday Oct. 19, 11am-2pm – Weigh the Waste (The Ville Grill)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 20, 11am-2pm – Campus Arbor Day Observance, Tree Planting & Tree Tour (Location TBA)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 21, 10am-2pm – Campus Sustainability Day (Humanities Quad)
  • Thursday, Oct. 22, 10:30am–2pm – Gray Street Farmers’ Market (HSC)
  • Date/Time TBA -  UofL Free Store Open for donations or free 'shopping' (Unitas Tower basement)
  • [Tentative] Friday, Oct. 23, 7pm – Farm to Table Dinner (The Ville Grill patio)
More events to be announced. If you'd like to host a sustainability-related event as part of the week's activities, please contact UofL Sustainability Coordinator, Justin Mog.
Through 2015 2015 YES! Fest: Year of Environment & Sustainability YES! Fest 2015 - A Year of Environment and Sustainability
A year-long festival of our region's dynamic arts & cultural organizations united by the power of YES! In 2015, UofL's Center for Arts & Culture Partnerships along with over 100 member organizations of the Arts & Cultural Attractions Council of Louisville & Southern Indiana are uniting to connect the arts, culture and the environment. YES! Fest unites organizations throughout the community who have rarely worked together and will provide art and culture where no one has ever expected to see it – perhaps at a recycling center or a landfill – and will engage dialogue and thoughtful conversation about sustainability throughout our community. Don't miss out! Get in on the fun at our Events Calendar and Facebook Page.

  • Meeting times for the Sustainability Council and its Committees are available here:
  • The Sustainability Council's anchor event each fall is Campus Sustainability Day in mid-October:

 

 


 

 

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