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Sustainability events are happening year-round at UofL!

Date Event
April 16, 2014 Power and Planning in the Deconstruction of Urban Freeway
Wednesday, April 16th 1:30-3:30pm in Room 123 Urban Studies Institute (426 W Bloom St)
Urban & Public Affairs Ph.D candidate Doddy Iskandar will present dissertation research on “Power and Planning in the Deconstruction of Urban Freeway: A case study of San Francisco and Milwaukee."
April 16, 2014 2014 Grawemeyer Award winner lecture: Diane Ravitch
Wednesday, April 16th, 5pm, University Club Ballroom

2014 Grawemeyer Award winner talk - Diane Ravitch
Grawemeyer Education award winner Diane Ravitch will discuss her book The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education. The work chronicles her decades-long journey from reform advocate to critic and encourages a return to school curriculum that values art, literature, creativity and problem solving. Ravitch, who served in the U.S. Department of Education in both the George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations, formerly was a strong advocate for reforms such as standardized testing, teacher accountability and school choice. In 2010, however, she concluded that those policies were flawed and did something rarely seen in public life—she admitted she was wrong. Her change of heart came about gradually as she saw more American students fall behind their international peers and fail to grasp a big picture understanding of historical events, political issues and scientific phenomena.
April 17, 2014 Group Bike Ride: Iroquois Park to Belknap
Thursday, April 17th 7:30am, Leaves from Rundill Rd & Iroquois Park access road
Get your bike commuting season in gear! UofL's Get Healthy Now is organizing fun monthly group bike rides to campus from various locations around town. All staff, faculty, and students are welcome to ride. All experience levels welcome and all riders will receive a brief orientation and Louisville bike map. Participants must provide their own bicycle and accessories (helmet required).
Ride Schedule:
• April 17th 7:30am: Iroquois Park to Belknap (4.25 miles)
• May 30th 7:30am: Tyler Park to Belknap or HSC for Bike to Work Day (3.5 miles)
• June 12th 7:30am: Cherokee Park to HSC (4 miles)
• July 10th 7am: Seneca Park to Belknap (7.5 miles)
• August 28th 7:30am: Pedal with the President from Amelia Place, 2515 Longest Ave (4.3 miles)
April 17, 2014 Recycle Rally and Trash Ball Tournament
Thursday, April 17th, Noon-2pm in SAC Multi-Purpose Room

The Recycle Rally will be a trash ball tournament - Each person will have 30 seconds to "shoot" an empty plastic bottle into a recycling bin from 15 feet away. At the end of the tournament the scores of team members will be added together for a team score but you can also compete individually. There will be prizes for participating including a drawing for a free meal plan for the Fall semester and Ville Grill vouchers good for the rest of this semester! Also we will be "trash talking" and quizzing people about recyclables in the SAC as they are walking out.
Through April 17, 2014 Cards Go Green April 4-17Cards Go Green Weeks!
April 4-17, 2014
UofL Athletics and Student Athletes Taking Action will host Cards Go Green Weeks, featuring a shoe donation drive (raising funds for WaterStep) and sustainability promotions at a series of five FREE home games. We aim to raise awareness about sustainability amongst our fans, and to encourage people to live a more green lifestyle through announcements, demonstrations, and informational booths. Schedule:
  • Friday 4/4 at 11AM Women's Tennis (Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)
  • Sunday 4/6 at 1PM Baseball (Jim Patterson Stadium)
  • Sunday 4/6 at 2PM Men's Tennis (Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)
  • Saturday 4/12 at 12 PM Softball (Ulmer Stadium)
  • Thursday 4/17 at 4 PM Women's Lacrosse (UofL Lacrosse Stadium)
April 17, 2014 GRASS Movie Night: The Ghosts In Our Machine
Thursday, April 17th at 5:30pm in Ekstrom Library's Chao Auditorium

UofL's student environmental group, GRASS, rounds out its spring environmental film series with the Louisville premier of The Ghosts In Our Machine, a multi-award winning documentary that illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world. Through the heart and photographic lens of acclaimed photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, we become intimately familiar with a cast of non-human animals. The film follows Jo-Anne over the course of a year as she photographs several animal stories in parts of Canada, the U.S. and in Europe. Each story is a window into global animal industries: Food, Fashion, Entertainment and Research. This stunning film charts McArthur’s efforts to bring wider attention to a topic that most of humankind strives hard to avoid. Are non-human animals property to be owned and used, or are they sentient beings deserving of rights? Co-sponsored by UofL EcoReps.
Join us for free refreshments in the lobby starting at 5:30pm (bring your own plate, cup, and silverware to minimize waste!), the film at 6pm, and an engaging discussion panel after the film featuring UofL faculty: Philosophy professor Dr Stephen Hanson, Anthropology professor and local farmer Jeneen Wiche, and Research Resources Facility director Dr William King.

April 18 & 25, 2014 Solar Flight Competition 4-13-122014 Mickey R. Wilhelm Solar Flight Competition
Fridays, April 18 (1st attempt) and April 25 (2nd attempt),
9am - Noon, Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium

The 2014 Mickey R. Wilhelm Solar Flight Competition will feature teams of students from the Speed School of Engineering. These teams have designed and built to scale, a variety of fully solar-powered aircraft. Come cheer on these brave souls as they pit their ingenuity and will against the challenges of gravity, sustained flight and solar energy harvesting. Clouds and high wind cancel.

April 18, 2014 UofL Free Store logoUofL Free Store
Fridays, 1-3pm in Unitas Tower basement
The UofL Free Store is open Fridays 1-3pm, and now accepts/offers non-perishable food items! The Free Store is open to all students, faculty and staff to "shop" for free clothing, household items, books and more. Clean donated items are always welcome! The Free Store is an initiative of UofL's student environmental organization, Group Recycling And Sustainable Solutions (GRASS). Our Spring weekly meetings are Tuesdays at 4pm in the West Hall Lounge. We need your help to change the world!
April 18, 2014 Wildflower Garden (Lawn Replacement) Planting
Friday, April 18th, 2pm at Parrish Court, south end of Humanities Quad
Help us get rid of some of the lawn on campus that must currently be mowed and maintained with fossil fuels by planting the area with native, low-maintenance plants. UofL will provide the tools and plants. This event is a partnership between UofL's student environmental organization, Group Recycling And Sustainable Solutions (GRASS), and the Physical Plant grounds crew.
April 18, 2014 UofL EcoReps Greenhouse Workday
Friday, April 18th, 4-5pm, Cultural Center
A hands-on workday to help turn our under-utilized greenhouse at the Garden Commons into a productive space! The Sustainability Council’s EcoReps program is designed to move faculty, staff & students beyond talk to action for a more sustainable UofL. We provide basic training & resources, service opportunities, and certification as a point-person & peer-to-peer advocate for sustainability. This is the last in our spring series of 4th Friday Greenhouse Workdays from 4-5pm at the Cultural Center. Please join us to learn more about sustainability and each other, whether you’re a recycler, avid bike commuter, local foodie, or social justice advocate! More info and sign-up form on EcoReps website.
April 22, 2014 Faculty Workshop: Green Threads – Sustainability across the curriculum
Reading Day, Tuesday, April 22nd, 9am - 4:15pm, Urban Studies Institute Room 117
Interested in integrating themes of environmental, social & economic stewardship into your courses?
The Sustainability Council invites full- & part-time faculty from all disciplines to participate in the 2014 Green Threads workshop on Earth Day, April 22. We’ll explore ways to embed sustainability into your curriculum. You’ll receive a $500 honorarium, resources for course development, info on local sustainability issues, & a new network of faculty from across UofL. Download the application and submit to Margaret Carrerio by March 19, 2014. Full details on Green Threads here.
April 23, 2014 Professional Development: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2-3:30pm, Human Resources 103A

Mindfulness is all about paying attention - learning to spend more time focused on what is happening in the present moment, in an open and accepting manner. One major source of stress is being preoccupied with events of the past or future we have no control over. You can help manage stress by living more fully in the present. This 90 minute program will introduce some simple mindfulness practices you can incorporate into daily life to be more attentive to life on a moment-by-moment basis. Mindfulness-based stress reduction was originally developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and is now taught on a world-wide basis. Please Register Here.
April 25, 2014 Lighten Your Load!
Friday, April 25th 1-3pm (special presentation: 1:30pm) in Miller Hall, FYRC
Help us celebrate sustainability with UofL Provost Shirley Willihnganz and Goodwill Vice President Dr. Marsha Berry. Please bring donations to the designated boxes in each residence hall!
Moving out? Don't throw it out!
During the spring move out, UofL students can donate clothing, shoes, accessories, small kitchen appliances (blenders, toasters, microwaves, etc.), small electronics (radios, clocks, etc.), decor, backpacks/purses, school supplies, and more. Goodwill collection bins will be available in the lobbies of the following residence halls from April 11 - May 13:
Give and Go 2014  - Bettie Johnson Hall
  - Center Hall
  - Community Park
  - Kurz Hall
  - Louisville Hall
  - Miller Hall
  - Threlkeld Hall
  - Unitas Tower
  - UTA
  - Wellness House
The Give and Go program is a partnership between Keep America Beautiful® and Goodwill Industries with support from the College & University Recycling Coalition. Goodwill Industries of Kentucky is proud to partner with UofL Housing &  Residence Life for this initiative! For more information: Heather Hise, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, 502-553-6893; or Bryan Mathis, UofL, 502-641-7286.
May 10, 2014 Group Recycling And Sustainable Solutions (GRASS) Summer Meeting
Saturday, May 10th at 12:30pm
Java Brewing Company (1707 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205)

UofL's student environmental organization, GRASS, will be meeting as a group a few times this summer to plan for the Fall semester. This is a great opportunity to bring new ideas about awareness-raising campaigns, events, films, trips, service projects, and more! Please join us and make a difference!
May 14, 2014 Cooking Demo & Tasting: Lunches Gone Local (for Employees)
Wednesday, May 14th 11-11:20am at the Cardinal Burger Company (SAC 2nd Floor) 
Learn how to fix healthy, delicious lunches using the bounty of Kentucky-proud local ingredients! Free for employees.
May 15 to Oct. 30, 2014 Gray Street Farmers’ MarketGray St Farmers Mrkt Logo
Thursdays, 10:30am‒2pm (May 15th through Oct. 30th)
Health Sciences Center, 485 E. Gray St.

With many different vendors at this year's market, you'll find the finest in farm-fresh local products, including prepared lunches, fruits, vegetables, honey, baked & canned goods, oils, soaps, granola and more. Debit cards and SNAP benefits accepted. Shop, grab lunch, and join us monthly for 20/20 Talks about food and sustainability from 12:20 to 12:40pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Room 103 of the UofL School of Public Health and Information Sciences. Full details here. Contact Market Manager: Melissa Schreck. Easily accessible from Belknap Campus on TARC Route 18 (free with UofL ID) or via a pleasant 15 minute bike ride.
May 29 to Oct. 30, 2014 UofL Belknap Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, 3:30-6:30pm (May 29th through Oct. 30th, GRAND OPENING JUNE 5)
300 block of W Brandeis St. in front of The Ville Grill

UofL will be launching a new Farmers' Market on Belknap Campus in 2014! Stop by for farm-fresh local products, including fruits, vegetables, popcorn, meats, cheese, eggs, crafts and more. Full details to come...
May 30, 2014 Group Bike Ride: Tyler Park to UofL for Bike To Work Day
Friday, May 30th 7:30am, Leaves from Tyler Park
Get your bike commuting season in gear! UofL's Get Healthy Now is organizing fun monthly group bike rides to campus from various locations around town. All staff, faculty, and students are welcome to ride. All experience levels welcome and all riders will receive a brief orientation and Louisville bike map. Participants must provide their own bicycle and accessories (helmet required).
Ride Schedule:
• May 30th 7:30am: Tyler Park to Belknap or HSC for Bike to Work Day (3.5 miles)
• June 12th 7:30am: Cherokee Park to HSC (4 miles)
• July 10th 7am: Seneca Park to Belknap (7.5 miles)
• August 28th 7:30am: Pedal with the President from Amelia Place, 2515 Longest Ave (4.3 miles)
May 16, 2014 Cooking Demo & Tasting: Lunches Gone Local (for Employees)
Friday, May 16th 11-11:20am at HSC's City Cafe   
Learn how to fix healthy, delicious lunches using the bounty of Kentucky-proud local ingredients! Free for employees.
June 12, 2014 Group Bike Ride: Cherokee Park to HSC
Thursday, June 12th 7:30am, Leaves from Lexington Rd & Cherokee Park Rd
Get your bike commuting season in gear! UofL's Get Healthy Now is organizing fun monthly group bike rides to campus from various locations around town. All staff, faculty, and students are welcome to ride. All experience levels welcome and all riders will receive a brief orientation and Louisville bike map. Participants must provide their own bicycle and accessories (helmet required).
Ride Schedule:
• June 12th 7:30am: Cherokee Park to HSC (4 miles)
• July 10th 7am: Seneca Park to Belknap (7.5 miles)
• August 8th 7:30am: Pedal with the President from Amelia Place, 2515 Longest Ave (4.3 miles)
July 10, 2014 Group Bike Ride: Seneca Park to Belknap
Thursday, July 10th 7am, Leaves from Rock Creek Dr at Seneca tennis courts
Get your bike commuting season in gear! UofL's Get Healthy Now is organizing fun monthly group bike rides to campus from various locations around town. All staff, faculty, and students are welcome to ride. All experience levels welcome and all riders will receive a brief orientation and Louisville bike map. Participants must provide their own bicycle and accessories (helmet required).
Ride Schedule:
• July 10th 7am: Seneca Park to Belknap (7.5 miles)
• August 28th 7:30am: Pedal with the President from Amelia Place, 2515 Longest Ave (4.3 miles)
Aug. 20-28, 2014

Sustainability will be woven into Welcome Week events, including:

  • Thursday, Aug. 21 - Morning Walk: Discover Old Louisville!
    10 – 11 a.m., meet at the bottom of the Student Activities Center ramp
    Take a scenic walk in Old Louisville, highlighting local businesses, neighborhood vitality, and healthy local food options!

  • Thursday, Aug. 21 - Car-Free Lunch Trip to Gray St. Farmers' Market
    Gray St Farmers Mrkt Logo11:00 a.m. meet up. Cyclists gather in front of the Red Barn. Bus riders bring UofL ID and meet at the TARC Route #18 stop across from the Floyd St. Garage Belknap Bus Station. Bring spending cash/debit card for local food/lunch items. All attendees receive a reusable UofL Sustainability shopping bag made in the USA of 100% recycled materials!
  • Thursday, Aug. 21 - Belknap Farmers' Market
    3:30-6:30pm on Brandeis Street in front of The Ville Grill. Come check out UofL's new Farmers' Market on Belknap Campus! Stop by and load up on farm-fresh local fruit, vegetables, popcorn, meats, cheese, eggs, crafts and more!
  • Saturday, Aug. 23rd - S.O.U.L. volunteer projects Noon-6pm.
    The Sustainability Council is organizing volunteer sites for SOUL! 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.”
  • Tuesday, Aug. 26 - Recognized Student Organizations (RSO) Fair & SAB Cook-Out, 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. 27 - 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!
  • Thursday, Aug. 28 - 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.

  • 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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