Sustainability is being woven into Welcome Week 2016, including the following events:
Aug 17, 2016 09:00 AM
Aug 24, 2016 01:00 PM
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Wednesday, Aug. 17th - Urban & Public Affairs Garden Harvest Party & Workday
9am-11am, behind Urban Studies Institute, 426 W. Bloom St. (behind Bettie Johnson Hall)
Come check out one of UofL's "hidden gems" of sustainability! Join us as we do some weeding and other maintenance work on our urban agriculture project. We will also be harvesting delicious heirloom apples, tomatoes, peppers, swiss chard, kale, herbs and flowers and more! Come check out the beautiful space and meet people interested in a new green urban vision!
Thursday, Aug. 18th - S.O.U.L. Service Projects
8am-12:30pm, Leaves from SAC Multipurpose Room.
The Sustainability Council has organized two different on-campus volunteer sites for SOUL (Garden Commons & Community Composting), in addition to the many off-campus community service projects you can choose from! 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.”
Thursday, Aug. 18th - Gray Street Farmers’ Market
Every Thursday 10:30am-2:00pm (through Oct. 27) 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. 18th - Belknap Farmers' Market
Every Thursday 3:30-6:00pm (through Oct. 13) 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!
Saturday, Aug. 20th - Garden Commons Harvest Party!
2:00 - 3:00pm outside the Cultural Center
Stop by UofL's organic, student-run Garden Commons to sample some of the delicious fresh produce we've grown together over the summer and learn how you can get involved and learn how to grow your own food right here on campus! The Food Literacy Project will also bring to campus their Truck Farm - a pick-up with veggies planted in it! Sponsored by the UofL Sustainability Council with help from our friends in the Office of Health Promotion. Connect with us on Facebook.
Saturday, Aug. 20th - Louisville Sustainability Bike Tour
3:30 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! Check out our route here.
Sunday, Aug. 21st - 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. 23rd - 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. 24th - 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!
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