Sustainability Roundtable: Mark Wourms - Bernheim Forest Under Threat

When Sep 13, 2019
from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Urban Studies Room 200 (426 W Bloom St)
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Contact Phone (502) 529-1602
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Image result for mark wourms forest under threatPlease join us for UofL's Sustainability Roundtable on alternate Fridays throughout the fall at 11am.

On September 13th, our speaker will be Mark Wourms, Executive Director of the Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest just south of Louisville in Clermont, KY. Bernheim has launched a Forest Under Threat campaign to highlight two proposed infrastructure projects that have Bernheim in the cross-hairs: KYTC's proposal for the "next Gene Snyder" (an interstate bypass), and LG&E's proposal to install a natural gas pipeline through the forest.

Upcoming Fall Roundtables include:
Sept. 27 – Lilias Pettit-Scott, Urban Agriculture Coalition - High Tunnel Production
Oct. 11 – Allison Smith, Metro Louisville - Brownfields
Oct. 25 – TBA
Nov. 8 – TBA
Nov. 22 – TBA

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.

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