Sustainability events are happening year-round at UofL!
|Dec. 10, 2013||Campus Parking 2014: Is Demand Based Parking For Your Campus? Webinar
Tuesday, Dec. 10th 2:00-3:30pm, Location TBA
Today’s campus communities are consistently looking for ways to curb parking demand, while encouraging use of sustainable travel modes. If your campus is challenged with meeting your parking demand needs, maintaining sustainability goals while also improving your financial performance at the same time, this webinar is for you as we explore the next practices and success of demand-based parking. Simple strategies by your campus can advance the use of alternatives to driving and improve financial performance of parking departments, but can also be met with resistance from the campus community if not implemented in a thoughtful and rational way. New higher education parking strategies are helping universities and community colleges achieve financial and sustainability goals while maximizing the amount of people accessing campus each day. The most promising new approach is called demand-based parking. Please join our expert presenters on demand-based parking: Brian D. Shaw, Director of Business Services at the University of Pennsylvania, and Casey Jones, Vice President for Institutional Services with Standard Parking.
UofL's Parking Office and VP for Business Affairs Office are hosting this webinar. Please RSVP to Darlene Shircliff <firstname.lastname@example.org> by December 3rd if you would like to attend.
|Dec. 10-22, 2013||Alternative Service Break: Dominican Republic
December 10-22, 2013
During UofL's Alternative Service Break to the Dominican Republic, UofL students will be working on constructing a new school for the community along with ecological projects. The application priority deadline was October 1st.
|Feb. 2 to March 29, 2014||UofL Will Compete in RecycleMania 2014!
February 2nd to March 29th, 2014
RecycleMania is a friendly annual competition among university recycling programs in North America. During this 8 week period, UofL will be competing to reduce waste, increase recycling and raise conservation awareness across campus!
|Daily Until Feb. 7, 2014
"All Aboard!" Exhibit Celebrating L&N Railroad history
Daily through Feb. 7, 2014
Ekstrom Library east wing, Lower Level Galleries
To this day, trains remain one of the most sustainable solutions for efficiently moving people and goods. Our rail-rich past can inform a more sustainable future if we choose to learn from it. UofL Archives and Special Collections is hosting a multi-gallery exhibit celebrating its collections of Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N) materials. "All Aboard! A Celebration of the L&N Collections in Archives and Special Collections” includes photos, documents, employee magazines and ephemeral material, as well as static models of mid-20th century L&N equipment. The collections provide a comprehensive record of the transportation giant which positioned Louisville at the center of north/south commerce in the decades following the Civil War.
Regular exhibit hours for “All Aboard!” are Monday-Friday, 8am‒5pm. The exhibit is open Nov. 6, 2013 through Feb. 7, 2014.
|Feb. 10 to March 3, 2014
||Bluegrass Unplugged (Campus Conservation Nationals)
Feb. 10 to March 3, 2014
Live on campus? Help the Cards to victory with conservation! UofL will be competing nationally and locally in the Bluegrass Unplugged competition against UK, WKU, Transylvania & Berea to reduce electricity use in residence halls during the 2014 Campus Conservation Nationals. Over three weeks, UofL will try to achieve the greatest possible energy reductions in our residence halls. Click on the links below to see how much electricity your hall is using right now!:
|March 6-8, 2014||National Conference on The Black Family in America: Project Progress (1963-2013)
50 Years of Progress and Struggle: Where Do We Go From Here?
March 6-8, 2014
Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport, 2735 Crittenden Drive (Conference); UofL (Youth)
The University of Louisville’s Dr. Joseph H. McMillan National Black Family Conference is a premier conference of its kind addressing the rich history and struggles that African-Americans have had and the implications for the past, present, and future. Named in honor of Dr. Joseph H. McMillian, the founder of the conference and UofL administrator for over 30 years, the event will be held March 6-8, 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel . The theme for this 41st year will be looking at 50 years of civil rights and social justice and how it has impacted the country and world.
Conference Tracks include: Economic Empowerment, Education, Health & Wellness, Social Justice, Spiritual.
For more information visit the conference website or contact: Tierney Bates, email@example.com, 502-852-0229
|March 7, 2014||Public Art and the City Symposium
Friday, March 7th
UofL's Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships will host its annual day-long symposium on public art to examine connections among art, sustainability and the environment. Full details will be posted here.
|March 12, 2014||Bikes on Campus: Best Practices for Policy & Enforcement Webinar
Wednesday, March 12th 2:00-3:30pm, Location TBA
Bicycles on campus are suddenly growing in popularity, as a cheap, fun, convenient, healthy and “green” way to get around. But how can campuses address the inevitable challenges of managing demand for bike parking, promoting the safety of cyclists and pedestrians, and encouraging cycling as part of an overall campus transportation system? Campuses across the country are addressing the issues of policies and enforcement, but it’s hard to know which models have met with the most success. The traditional elements of traffic safety, such as encouragement, education, enforcement, engineering and evaluation must be included in planning. Campus planners, police, transportation staff, students, faculty, staff, cycling groups and the community all play a pivotal role in improving the safety and convenience of cycling to and around campus. Bicycle and pedestrian planner Alison Kendall AICP, Principal of Kendall Planning + Design and author of the USC Campus Bicycle Master Plan, will discuss these issues, as well as how environment, equity and economics relate. She encourages discussion of common challenges and strategies faced by stakeholders in accommodating bikes on campus.
UofL's Parking Office and VP for Business Affairs Office are hosting this webinar. Please RSVP to Darlene Shircliff <firstname.lastname@example.org> by February 19th if you would like to attend.
- What did I miss?! Check out our Past Events log.
- 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: