Events

Sustainability events are happening year-round at UofL! Don't miss out!
DateEvent
Oct. 16, 2019Image may contain: textUrban Agriculture: How You Can Make An Impact!
Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 6:30pm, Miller Hall First Year Resource Center (FYRC)
Join UofL EcoReps and the UofL Botanical Society for a fun, interactive workshop on urban agriculture at which you will get the opportunity to plant some herbs and vegetables to take home in pots to grow in your window! No experience necessary!
May 16 - Oct. 31, 2019image for 2018Gray Street Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, 10:30am‒1:30pm
Health Sciences Center, 400 E. Gray St.

With 11 unique 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. 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. Join our listserv and receive our weekly newsletter by sending an email to listserv@listserv.louisville.edu with the message “SUBSCRIBE GSFM (First_Name Last_Name)”. More info: GSFM website, contact Market Manager, Sara Frazier at farmersmarket@louisville.edu or 502-852-6655, or follow on Facebook.
Oct. 17-25, 2019UofL Sustainability Week - Oct. 17-25, 2019
I Commit To... Campus Sustainability Day 2015A full week of events to celebrate, raise awareness, and engage your passions for environmental, social & economic justice! Events will include:
If you are interested in hosting an event during UofL Sustainability Week, please contact .
Oct. 17, 2019Farm To Table Dinner 2019Farm-To-Table Dinner & Josh Smith Memorial Sustainability Award Ceremony
Thursday, Oct. 17th, 5-8pm, Red Barn, $20 for dinner ($25 with drinks) or 2 meal swipes / flex points
Come celebrate the Harvest with a special Farm-To-Table dinner featuring a unique five-course menu, made from scratch by expert chefs, using local, farm-fresh ingredients. The meal will consist of signature cocktails, action cooking, and live music.
  • The Sustainability Council will also be presenting our third annual Josh Smith Memorial Sustainability Award at the event.
  • This event is open to the public and will serve as the kick-off for UofL Sustainability Week 2019!
This is a UofL Sustainability Week event!
Oct. 18 & 21, 2019Justin MogBusiness-as-Usual is Killing Us! The need for institutional weirding in the age of global climate weirding.
Friday, Oct. 18th, noon-1pm, Kornhauser Library Auditorium 103
. Register here.
Monday, Oct. 21st, noon-1pm, Ekstrom Library room W104
. Register here.
This August, Dr. Justin Mog celebrated his tenth year serving as UofL’s Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives. At this workshop, he’ll be sharing some of his successes and frustrations in playing the long-game of reorienting a huge institution away from business-as-usual and toward a thoughtful balancing of environmental, social, and economic stewardship. How can we leverage the incredible resources of a major metropolitan university to drive our city, state, and nation away from collapse? How can employees and other concerned members of the UofL community help nudge the university in the right direction? Join us for a stimulating conversation about how to Keep (the University of) Louisville Weird! This is a UofL Sustainability Week event!

Oct. 18, 2019Sunflower at UPA GardenUrban Studies Garden Workday
Friday, Oct. 18th, 12pm-1pm, Garden behind Urban & Public Affairs (426 W. Bloom St.)
Join us in one of UofL's lesser-known organic gardens for a special group workday to harvest native passion fruits (maypops), delicious veggies, and to clear the paths of over-growth and put the garden to bed for the winter! Anyone can work in the garden any time, but this is a great chance to familiarize yourself with it. No prior experience necessary. Tools & gloves provided. The UPA Horticulture Zone is open to participation any time from students, staff, faculty, and community members. Everyone who comes is welcome to share in the harvest!
This is a UofL Sustainability Week event!
Oct. 19, 2019Day of Service: Brightside Community-Wide Cleanup & Central Park Improvement Day
Saturday, Oct. 19th, 8:30am-noon, Central Park in Old Louisville
Image result for central park improvement dayThe Old Louisville Neighborhood Council requests the help of volunteers from the University community to assist with the Central Park Fall 2019 Improvement Day. The park clean-up and improvement activities are part of a larger county-wide clean-up event sponsored by Brightside and Metro Parks. Work will include cleaning out catch basins, the amphitheater, planting beds, mulching, painting, and other activities to prepare the park prior to the winter. Volunteers will assemble at the Old Louisville Neighborhood & Visitors Center in Central Park 8:30 am prior to activities starting 9:00.
  • Come early! Free Heine Brother coffee, hot chocolate, donuts and fresh fruit will be available at check-in.
  • At noon, lunch including pizza, chili and drinks will be provided for all volunteer workers.
Participating in this project will be an excellent opportunity for RSOs, Greek organizations, Sustainability and all other groups on campus to make a difference and gain approximately 3.5 hours public service credit. In the past, the annual Central Park Spring clean-up has attracted between 20 and 40 individuals representing the University. This is a UofL Sustainability Week event!
Every SundayUofL Community CompostingUofL Community Composting Volunteer Day
Every Sunday, Noon-2pm
250 E. Bloom St. (one block north of Cardinal Blvd. between Brook & Floyd Streets - map here)

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! All participants will be welcome to haul back home some rich UofL compost for their own gardening projects in whatever containers/vehicles they bring. This is a weekly service opportunity throughout the year. Contact: Brian Barnes, 502-338-1338.
Oct. 21-24, 2019Sustainability Week Free Movie Series
Monday, Oct. 21st - Thursday, Oct. 24th at UofL's Health Sciences Center
The Health Sciences Center Green Team is excited to host a series of free documentary films! There will be two screenings each day and you are welcome to stop by any time during the showings:

Image result for forks over knives posterForks Over Knives
Monday, Oct. 21st, Noon and 3:30pm, at Kornhauser Library HSC Auditorium
Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the chronic diseases that afflict us can be controlled or even reversed by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline traces the personal journeys of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutritional biochemist from Cornell University, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a former top surgeon at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. On separate paths, their discoveries and groundbreaking research led them to the same startling conclusion: Chronic diseases including heart disease and type 2 diabetes can almost always be prevented—and in many cases reversed—by adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet. The idea of food as medicine is put to the test. The film follows everyday Americans with chronic conditions as they seek to reduce their dependence on medications and learn to use a whole-food, plant-based diet to regain control over their health and their lives.

Image result for Paris to Pittsburgh movieParis to Pittsburgh
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, Noon and 4:30pm, at HSC Instructional Building room B302 (Ali & Preston)
As scientists’ warnings about the impacts of climate change become more and more dire — and the level of inaction from the federal government becomes more and more alarming — a growing number of leaders are fighting global warming with local solutions. Paris to Pittsburgh — a new film produced by Bloomberg Philanthropies and RadicalMedia, and distributed by National Geographic Documentary Films — features the voices of some of these forward-thinking leaders, including NRDC president Rhea Suh, along with the stories of everyday Americans who have been on the front lines of the climate crisis. From the former coal town of Pittsburgh to America’s breadbasket of Iowa to the island of Puerto Rico, the film takes you through climate change–fueled disasters in numerous communities, as well as their recovery, resiliency, and tireless efforts to inspire homegrown change. Mayors, governors, community groups, businesses, and others are stepping up, embracing solutions like renewable energy and reaping benefits like cleaner air, job growth, and cost-cutting—all close to home, where it matters most. And this movement of our innovative citizens, cities, states, and businesses could change the course of our future and ensure that the United States remains a global leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions—and protecting our planet, health, and future generations.

Image result for Current Revolution movieCurrent Revolution
Thursday, Oct. 24th, Noon and 4:30pm, at Kornhauser Library HSC Auditorium
American Resilience Project’s new film series and associated outreach campaigns tackles the challenge of how the utility, auto, tech and defense industries can help modernize the aging power grid to make it more secure and responsive to the needs of its users, while enhancing environmental performance. With a focus on national security, economic prosperity, and environmental justice, the films and campaigns will show how the nation can embrace smart policies and investments that support grid modernization through distributed renewable energy generation and the development of an electric vehicle infrastructure. For decades, the utilities industry has been a driving engine of the U.S. economy, contributing significantly to our progress and standard of living with a business model that focused on centralized generation. But now, because of reduced demand from a number of factors, including more efficient energy systems, power companies face a crisis that requires them to capture new market share to survive in the 21st century. The industry has its sights on the transportation sector, which means a chance to catalyze the electric vehicle industry, but which also sets it on a collision course with major petroleum interests. And with the need for a smart, cybersecure grid, the tech and defense industries also have critical roles to play.
Oct. 22-25, 2019Cards Come Together Week of Service
Tuesday, Oct. 22 - Friday, Oct. 25, various times and locations

Join the UofL campus community for a week of giving back to the city at Cards Come Together. This inaugural week of service, led by UofL President Neeli Bendapudi features several service projects across the city as well as collection sites on campus for needed supplies for Louisville charities. Space is limited for some projects so registration is required. See the full list of opportunities here. UofL's Sustainability Council is hosting the following service project:

Service Day: UofL Community Composting Project
Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 3-5pm, (250 E. Bloom St., map here)
Located behind Taco Bell on Bloom Street. Volunteers will pull sticks out of compost, and sift worms in super soil. Other projects include turning compost using pitch forks and shovels, moving wood chips, weeding, and trash pick-up. Pitch forks, shovels, and gloves (limited number available) will be provided. Volunteers should bring water, and hat, and wear closed toe shoes. This event is part of Cards Come Together Week of Service. Volunteers must register in advance. This is a UofL Sustainability Week event!
Oct. 22-23, 2019

Raise Some L - Support UofL's Sustainability Initiatives!
Tuesday, Oct. 22nd 6:02pm - Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 11:59pm
A lot has changed in 200 years—our commitment hasn't. Since 1798, the Cardinal family has dreamed big, worked hard and made a lasting impact on our community, commonwealth, and beyond.

Beginning at 6:02 p.m. on Oct. 22, for 1,798 minutes, Cardinals everywhere will come together to celebrate who we are and Raise Some L. This is a Cardinal call to action to all students, alumni, faculty, staff, and fans.

Are you in? ...Great! Here's your to-do list:

  1. Mark your calendar. Put it in your smart phone. Tape it to your mirror. Do whatever it takes.
  2. Make a gift during that 1798 minutes to the Green Fund for UofL and support our sustainability initiatives! Donate here. Use your smart phone or computer to make a gift of ANY amount.
  3. Spread the word. Share your good deed with friends that day on social media using #RaiseSomeL.

Raise Some LYour donations can help us realize this vision by supporting initiatives such as:

We invite you to learn more about our on-going UofL sustainability initiatives and to explore the many ways you can get involved and help us create a better world right here, right now.

Oct. 23, 2019

Fighting for Peace: Countering Hate, Violence and Extremism
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, 9am - 4pm at Ekstrom Library's Chao Auditorium, and 6-9pm at HSC's Kornhauser Auditorium
UofL’s Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality (CODRE) is collaborating with Peace Catalyst International, to educate our communities about extremism. The program will include people who have lived experience inside extremist groups. Peace Catalyst’s goal is to build bridges of trust and understanding between Muslims and Non-Muslims and to advocate for the inclusion of marginalized, foreign-born populations. The goal is to educate and bring awareness in order to counter hate, violence, and extremism.

Space is limited and everyone must register. Anyone can attend either location. But lunch is by reservation only at the location where you plan on viewing the event.

  • Lunch will be served at both locations. A reservation is required for lunch.
  • For non-UofL attendees, you must first register through Eventbrite and bring your ticket/printout, or show digital receipt as proof of registration.
  • For UofL students, faculty, and staff you must first register through Engage here with your ULink username and password, and bring your ID and ticket printout.
  • Deadline to make a reservation for lunch is October 17, 2019.

The schedule includes:
9am-4pm Program at Ekstrom Library's Chao Auditorium (simulcast at HSC in CTR rooms 101 & 102)

  •  Rushan Abbas, an Activist for the Uyghers/Uighers of Western China
  • Jesse Morton, former member of Al-Qaeda, will talk about what attracted him to Al-Qaeda and the path he took to get out                 
  • Tony McAleer, former White Nationalist from Life After Hate
  • Extremist Panel Discussion moderated by Dr. Jason Abbott, director of UofL's Asian Center for Democracy
  • Noon lunch with the speakers
  • Community Response Panel:

    UofL Professor of Public Health and Practice, Dr. Monica Wendell
    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Agent. Jake Williams
    Louisville Metro Police Department Chief, Steve Conrad
    Louisville’s Office of Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods, Chief Vincent James
    Moderated by UofL Dr. Sherri Wallace, Department of Political Science

6-9pm Evening Program at Kornhauser Auditorium featuring:
  • Jesse Morton (Al-Qaeda) – Alternatives to Extremism                    
  • Tony McAleer (White Nationalist)  White Extremism – The Path Out   
  • Rushan Abbas (Uyghers/Uighers of Western China)
  • Book signing — The Cure for Hate: A Former White Supremacists Journey From Violent Extremism to Radical Compassion by Tony McAleer
This is a UofL Sustainability Week event!
Oct. 23, 201912th Annual Campus Sustainability Day Fair
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 10am-2pm, Humanities Quad
  • Campus Sustainability Day FairJoin us for the 12th annual celebration of all things sustainable at UofL and in our community! Learn what campus and community groups are doing to create a sustainable revolution. Sign-up to get involved and leave with some green freebies, great information, and a smile on your face!
  • Take home a free tree to plant in your yard or neighborhood from Trees Louisville!
  • Take the Cards Go Green Pledge and earn an ethically-sourced reusable mug that you can fill with Fair Trade, shade-grown coffee or local hot apple cider provided by UofL Dining, or a bike blender smoothie from the Office of Health Promotion!
  • Learn about all of UofL's Transportation Alternatives and get hands-on, personalized guidance in how to use UofL's Bike Fix-It Stations! Bring your bike for a tune-up!
  • UofL Environmental Health & Safety will be collecting all kinds of lamps & batteries for recycling, including: Alkaline (A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt); Button-cell; Lithium; Nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cad); Nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH); Lead and Lead-acid; Carbon-zinc; and Mercury batteries.
  • Shred-It will offer free shredding and recycling of documents, videotapes, and computer diskettes from their truck in the circle in front of the College of Business 10am - 2pm.
If you'd like to host a sustainability-related booth or activity at the Campus Sustainability Day fair, please contact Henny Ransdell. This is a UofL Sustainability Week event!
Oct. 23, 2019Image result for pumpkin and bikePumpkin Decorating & Bike Tune-Ups
Wednesday, October 23rd, 11:30am – 1pm, HSC Kornhauser Plaza
The Health Sciences Center Green Team is celebrating UofL Sustainability Week with a party on the plaza! Join us for refreshments and give-aways while you enjoy Pumpkin Decorating (supplies provided) and bring your bike for a free Bike Repair/Tune-up Station sponsored by Falls City Community BikeWorks! Pumpkins will be displayed at the Gray Street Farmers Market on Thursday, Oct 24th!
Oct. 23, 2019Info Session: The GREEN Program (short-term study abroad)GREEN Program
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, 4-5:30 pm, Humanities 121
The GREEN Program is short-term, experiential education for our world’s most pressing issues for sustainable development. Using the world as your classroom, TGP unlocks opportunities for students to gain exclusive education, industry access, and authentic bucket-list experiences around the world. We use the world as our classroom and strive to give meaning and purpose to education, adventure, and life. Join us to learn more from a TGP Alumni! RSVP here.
Oct. 24, 2019Disappearing Nations: Anote's Ark film screening & climate justice talk
Thursday, Oct. 24th, 6-9pm, Strickler 101
The Engage. Lead. Serve. Board's Green Initiatives will bring to campus this special screening of the award-winning documentary Anote's Ark, and the man whose dissertation research informed the film, Mike Roman of the University of Cincinnati. Most people have never heard of Kiribati, Tuvalu, Tokelau, The Marshall Islands or the Maldives; some of the most beautiful nations in the world! However, due to climate change, they are predicted to be some of the first to disappear from this planet within the next few decades. Our speaker, Mike Roman has family and friends in these nations, and to many there, climate change is not a distant future or some academic exercise; it is life and death, here and now. These island nations have already lost countless children and elders to the impacts of climate change, and they experience this every king tide, typhoon, drought, and heat wave. Elders in Kiribati have been warning world leaders about these incidents for nearly 30 years now, and in 2000, Mike picked up the mantel and dedicated his life to educating the world. His work inspired the documentary which will be screened before his lecture and Q&A.
Premiering at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Anote's Ark, focuses on the Pacific Island nation of Kiribati (population: 100,000). It is one of the most remote places on the planet, seemingly far-removed from the pressures of modern life. Yet it is one of the first countries that must confront the main existential dilemma of our time: imminent annihilation from sea-level rise. While Kiribati’s President Anote Tong races to find a way to protect his nation’s people and maintain their dignity, many Kiribati are already seeking safe harbour overseas.Set against the backdrop of international climate and human rights negotiations, Anote’s struggle to save his nation is intertwined with the extraordinary fate of Tiemeri, a young mother of six, who fights to migrate her family to New Zealand. At stake is the survival of Tiemeri’s family, the Kiribati people, and 4,000 years of Kiribati culture. This is a UofL Sustainability Week event!
Oct. 25, 2019Sustainability Roundtable: Cassia Herron on “Policy and Action in Food System Development”
Friday, Oct. 25th, 11am-noon, Urban Studies Room 200 (426 W Bloom St)

Please join us for UofL's Sustainability Roundtable on alternate Fridays throughout the fall at 11am. Our guest on October 25th is urban planner, community organizer, and UofL alum, Cassia Herron. Cassia is a native of Richmond, Kentucky and has lived in Louisville for most of her adult life. She is a community development professional and advocate with more than 10 years experience working on projects at the intersections of community and economic development, food and the built environment and has a unique perspective on these issues as they relate to West Louisville. Cassia is chair of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC), and has served in leadership positions with the Community Farm Alliance and New Roots. As a budding entrepreneur, Cassia has a growing interest in renewable energy and sustainable development and has professional expertise in community engagement, grant-writing, policy development and strategic planning. Cassia is a graduate of the University of Louisville and has a Masters of Urban Planning from the University of Michigan.
Upcoming Fall Roundtables include:
Nov. 8 – Jessica Eggleston, UofL Masters in Sustainability student
Nov. 22 – Lilias Pettit-Scott, Urban Agriculture Coalition - High Tunnel Production
The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers throughout the year, followed by 20-30 minute open discussion. Please feel free to bring your lunch! Anyone with an interest in sustainability can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public. If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Tamara Sluss.
 This is a UofL Sustainability Week event!
Oct. 25, 2019Image result for jacek jasinskiEcoReps Lunch & Learn: Climate Change with Conn Center's Jacek Jasinski
Friday, Oct. 25th at Noon, Ekstrom Library room W210

Join us for our monthly EcoReps Lunch & Learn workshop featuring a free vegetarian lunch and locals making a difference in sustainability! For UofL Sustainability week, our guest speaker on the issue of Climate Change will be Jacek Jasinski from UofL's Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research.
The Sustainability Council’s EcoRepsEco-Reps logo program is designed to move students, faculty & staff beyond talk to action for a more sustainable UofL! We provide basic training & resources, service opportunities, and leadership positions as a point-person & peer-to-peer advocate for sustainability. This fall, we continue our series of in-person workshops each month on last Fridays at noon in Ekstrom Library room W210. Join us for lunch and bring your reusable plate, utensils, and cup to minimize waste! All are welcome. More info on EcoReps website. This is a UofL Sustainability Week event!
Fridays through Nov. 22, 2019Garden Commons Herb SpiralGarden Commons Workdays
Fridays, 12pm-1pm, Garden Commons at the Cultural Center
Join us in UofL's organic garden for our group workdays! Learn (by doing) how to grow hyper-local, super-delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruits! Anyone can work in the garden any time, but we'll gather together every Friday throughout the season (May 10 - Nov. 22) at noon to weed, water, and plant. No prior experience necessary. Tools & gloves provided. The Garden Commons is open to participation any time from students, staff, faculty, and community members. Everyone who comes is welcome to share in the harvest! Connect with us and get all the details on our Facebook Page.
Nov. 2, 2019UofL Green Heart - Louisville Grows Tree Planting (Part 2)
Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 8:30am-1pm, Southside Baptist Church (804 Camden Ave)
Please join UofL's Green Heart project and Louisville Grows again with our Taylor-Berry, Jacobs, Hazelwood, Beechmont, Oakdale, and Wilder Park neighbors as we dig toward our goal of planting 1000 trees this season! We need 150 volunteers on the day of the planting. No experience is necessary - everyone is welcome to come play in the dirt with us. Citizen Foresters will be there to lead you in becoming a proper tree planter! If you cannot help with the physical labor, other volunteer opportunities include registration, breakfast, and lunch volunteers. Louisville Grows will provide a light breakfast to all volunteers beginning at 8am, and groups leave to start planting at 9am. Lunch will be served from 12-2pm, and any volunteers who can stick around afterward to help finish planting are welcome. Louisville Grows will provide gloves and tools, but please dress appropriately for the weather. You'll be digging in dirt and handling mulch, so please wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Closed-toed shoes are required. This planting will be our second in partnership with Green Heart Louisville, a University of Louisville study that seeks to determine how increased green space affects health and relationships within these neighborhoods. Register here.
Nov. 5, 2019Pumpkin Smash 2018Election Day PUMPKIN SMASH!!
Tuesday, Nov. 5th
Belknap Campus: 12:30pm, SAC Ramp
Health Sciences Center: noon, Kornhauser plaza

Don’t know what to do with your old pumpkins and Jack-o-Lanterns from Halloween? Don’t trash them! Turn them into stress-relief, worm food, and organic fertilizer! UofL is here to help you compost! Drop off your old pumpkins (and other plant-based fall decorations) in front of the Red Barn by the pumpkin composting sign any time from Thursday, October 31st through noon on Tuesday November 5th. On Election Day, Tuesday, November 5th, all are invited to our annual Pumpkin Smash...now on both Belknap Campus and HSC! Join us for composting fun and Election Day stress relief!

See photos from the 2018 Pumpkin Smash here.
Nov. 7, 2019Meet the Professor - Dr. David Owen, On Racialized Whiteness Meet the Professor - Dr. David Owen, On Racialized Whiteness
Thursday, November 7th, noon, University Club. $15/person; $10/students
Race is a frequent topic of public discourse, but Racialized Whiteness is rarely examined. What does it mean to be White?  How does Whiteness shape the social and cultural landscape?  How is Whiteness sustained?  And, how does it support both the idea and system of white supremacy? David Owen, Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, will discuss these and other issues during a luncheon. The College of Arts and Sciences and the Liberal Studies Project offer the monthly Meet the Professor series to highlight the college’s research and cultural offerings. Reservations are required, with payment by check. To reserve a spot, contact Janna Tajibaeva at 502-852-2247 or janna@louisville.edu.
Nov. 8, 2019Sustainability Roundtable: Jessica Eggleston, UofL Masters in Sustainability student
Friday, Nov. 8th, 11am-noon, Urban Studies Room 200 (426 W Bloom St)

Image result for Jessica Eggleston louisvillePlease join us for UofL's Sustainability Roundtable on alternate Fridays throughout the fall at 11am. Our featured speaker on November 8th will be Jessica Eggleston, a student in UofL's Interdisciplinary Masters in Sustainability program, sharing her graduate research on legacy contamination in urban community gardens. Upcoming Fall Roundtables include:
Nov. 22 – Lilias Pettit-Scott, Urban Agriculture Coalition - High Tunnel Production
The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers throughout the year, followed by 20-30 minute open discussion. Please feel free to bring your lunch! Anyone with an interest in sustainability can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public. If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Tamara Sluss.
Nov. 13, 2019Belknap Farmers Market LogoUofL Farmers' Market Holiday Bazaar
Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 11am-3pm, Red Barn

Come load up on locally-grown and handmade holiday gifts from our UofL Farmers' Market vendors and other local artisans! This one-day Holiday Bazaar features over a dozen different local artisans, farmers, and food producers coming together in one location for holiday shopping, local style! You'll find unique holiday gifts such as jams, salsas, relish, honey, baked goods, wreaths & holiday decorations, soaps & balms, crafts, jewelry, stoneware, pottery, UofL apparel and accessories, and more! There will be door prizes and lunch available for purchase. Make your list. Check it twice. And don't miss it!
Nov. 17, 2019Climate Change panel discussion
Sunday, Nov. 17, 4-6pm, The Yearlings Club, Inc. (4309 W. Broadway)
The UofL College of Arts and Sciences’ diversity and community engagement programs office offers these free, public forums with the Yearlings at the civic club’s 4309 W. Broadway location. The series, part of the Signature Partnership Initiative, seeks to bring faculty members and the public together to share expertise, discuss issues and forge common bonds.
Admission is free and open to the public. Light refreshments served. For additional information, please contact Clest Lanier (502) 852-3042 or cvlani01@louisville.edu.
Nov. 18-25, 20192019 Peace & Justice Week
Monday, November 18th, 11 am to Thursday, November 21st, 5 pm, various locations
Join the Anne Braden Institute, Muhammad Ali Institute and Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research in a week-long conversation about racial justice. Students, faculty, and community partners are encouraged to attend.

All events are FREE. Register online here.

WHAT'S YOUR CHARGE?

MON. NOV. 18, 11AM-1PM: SAC

Visit us in the SAC to learn more about Peace & Justice Week and to share your passion for social justice.

STUDENTS SPEAK OUT ON RACIAL JUSTICE

TUES. NOV. 19, 7-9PM: RED BARN

Poems, songs, rants, & performance art welcome! Sign up for 1-5 min. performances at muhammad@louisville.edu. Sponsored by the Muhammad Ali Institute.

13TH ANNUAL ANNE BRADEN MEMORIAL LECTURE

WED. NOV. 20, 5:30-7:30PM: COMSTOCK HALL

Dr. Jelani Cobb presents "The Half-Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America Today." Sponsored by the Anne Braden Institute.

3RD ANNUAL SOCIAL JUSTICE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM:

  • RESEARCH-MEETS-ACTIVISM BREAKFAST

THURS. NOV 21, 9-10:30AM: LOUISVILLE URBAN LEAGUE

Panel discussion with local activists on race and journalism, closing remarks by Dr. Jelani Cobb. Sponsored by the Anne Braden Institute.

  • WRITING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE WORKSHOP

THURS. NOV 21, 11AM-5PM: LOUISVILLE URBAN LEAGUE

Learn to speak out about social justice issues at this op-ed writing workshop, in collaboration with the Progressive Media Project. Sponsored by the Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research.

Nov. 20, 2019The Half-Life of Freedom Race and Justice in America Today
Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 5:30pm, School of Music Comstock Hall

This year's Anne Braden Memorial Lecture, features journalist, educator, and diversity speaker Dr. Jelani Cobb who writes about the enormous complexity of race in America. As recipient of the Sidney Hillman Prize for Opinion & Analysis Journalism for his New Yorker columns, Cobb was praised for combining “the strengths of an on-the-scene reporter, a public intellectual, a teacher, a vivid writer, a subtle moralist, and an accomplished professional historian”—qualities he brings to his gripping talks.
Nov. 21, 20193rd Annual Social Justice Research Symposium
Thursday, Nov. 21st, 11am-5pm, location TBA
UofL's Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research will again pull together faculty, students, researchers, and community partners to sustain and advance our work for engaged scholarship directed at social justice. This year, we will be working with the Progressive Media Project to provide a full day workshop on writing and media production for popular audiences in order to advance social change. This will be a great opportunity for faculty to learn how to translate academic language into clear, actionable language, as well as for community activists to reach a broader audience for their causes. Full details TBA.
Nov. 22, 2019Sustainability Roundtable: Lilias Pettit-Scott, Urban Agriculture Coalition - High Tunnel Production
Friday, Nov. 22nd, 11am-noon, Urban Studies Room 200 (426 W Bloom St)

Please join us for UofL's Sustainability Roundtable on alternate Fridays throughout the fall at 11am. On Nov. 22nd, our speaker will be Lilias Pettit-Scott, from the Urban Agriculture Coalition. One of Lilias' passions is season-extension and year-round growing. She'll share some of the latest about using high tunnels for producing food in both urban and rural settings.

The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers throughout the year, followed by 20-30 minute open discussion. Please feel free to bring your lunch! Anyone with an interest in sustainability can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public. If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Tamara Sluss.
Nov. 22, 2019Garden Commons Workshop: Wreath Making
Friday, Nov. 22nd, 12pm-1pm, Garden Commons at the Cultural Center

Garden Interns: Avalon Gupta VerWiebe & Ellie MillerGet in the holiday spirit! Come learn how to make your own beautiful wreath using a variety of plant materials from campus and herbs from our garden. It's easier than you might think and you'll take home something beautiful and unique. This is the last in our fall series of Garden Workshops on Fridays at noon. The Garden Commons is open to participation any time from students, staff, faculty, and community members. Everyone who comes is welcome to share in the harvest! Connect with us and get all the details on our Facebook Page.
Nov. 22, 2019EcoReps Lunch & Learn
Friday, Nov. 22nd at Noon, Ekstrom Library room W210

Join us for our monthly EcoReps Lunch & Learn workshop featuring a free vegetarian lunch and locals making a difference in sustainability! The Sustainability Council’s EcoRepEco-Reps logos program is designed to move students, faculty & staff beyond talk to action for a more sustainable UofL! We provide basic training & resources, service opportunities, and leadership positions as a point-person & peer-to-peer advocate for sustainability. This fall, we continue our series of in-person workshops each month on last Fridays at noon in Ekstrom Library room W210. Join us for lunch and bring your reusable plate, utensils, and cup to minimize waste! All are welcome. More info on EcoReps website.
Dec. 3, 2019Green Threads Alumni Luncheon
Tuesday, Dec.3rd (Reading Day), 12-2pm, Cultural Center multipurpose room
All who have participated in our Green Threads faculty workshops since 2009 are encouraged to join us for a reunion and vegetarian lunch. The focus will be on networking across disciplines, sharing ideas, and supporting each other in our journeys to weave sustainability into our curricula. Green Threads 2019 participants will be presenting their plans and progress after the August workshop, and we'll provide some updates from the UofL Sustainability Council about upcoming events, resources, service learning projects, community engagement possibilities, and opportunities for using campus as a living laboratory of sustainability.
Dec. 5, 2019Meet the Professor - Dr. Lauren Heberle, Who, Where, and What Counts as the We in ‘Community’                                                                  in Environmental Policy Research and Practice?Meet the Professor - Dr. Lauren Heberle, Who, Where, and What Counts as the We in ‘Community’ in Environmental Policy Research and Practice?
Thursday, December 5th, noon, University Club. $15/person; $10/students
Using her work on cleaning up brownfields and Superfund sites in Louisville, sociologist Dr. Lauren Heberle will discuss how ‘Community’ is strategically deployed and contested in environmental decision making by organizations and government agencies. Using a framework suggested by the prominent Black feminist sociologist Patricia Hill-Collins, Dr. Heberle simultaneously situates ‘Community’ as a politically constructed unit of analysis, a contested idea by which we make sense of our relationships, and as a unit of emergent practice to better understand and facilitate opportunities for community engagement in environmental decision making and environmental justice. The College of Arts and Sciences and the Liberal Studies Project offer the monthly Meet the Professor series to highlight the college’s research and cultural offerings. Reservations are required, with payment by check. To reserve a spot, contact Janna Tajibaeva at 502-852-2247 or janna@louisville.edu.
  • 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

2019 Peace & Justice Week

November 18, 11 a.m. to November 21, 5 p.m., various locations; Free 
Join the Anne Braden Institute, Muhammad Ali Institute and Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research in a week-long conversation about racial justice. Students, faculty, and community partners are encouraged to attend. Full line-up available online. Register online

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