Sustainability events are happening year-round at UofL! Don't miss out!
Thursdays through Oct. 25, 2018Gray Street Farmers’ MarketGray Street Farmers Market
Thursdays, 10:30am‒1:30pm (May 17 to Oct. 25, 2018)
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 with the message “SUBSCRIBE GSFM (First_Name Last_Name)”. More info: GSFM website, contact Market Manager, Sara Frazier at or 502-852-6655, or follow on Facebook.
Fridays through Aug. 17, 2018Garden Commons Summer Friday WorkdaysGarden Commons Summer Workdays
Fridays, 12pm-2pm, Garden Commons at the Cultural Center
Join us in UofL's organic garden and greenhouse 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 summer (May 11 - Aug. 17) at noon to plant, weed, water, and harvest. 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.
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.
June 28-29, 2018Working People's Issues: Sexual Harassment, Addiction & Big Data
35th Annual Carl A. Warns, Jr. and Edwin R. Render Labor and Employment Law Institute
Thursday-Friday, June 28-29th at The Seelbach Hilton (500 S 4th St)
Registration Costs: $10 - $395
The UofL Brandeis School of Law's Warns-Render Labor and Employment Law Institute provides high-quality continuing legal education to local and regional labor or employment law attorneys, human resource professionals, union representatives and other workplace experts. Speakers, including attorneys, public servants and professors, attend from across the country. The institute provides Louisville attorneys the opportunity to hear from high-ranking officials without leaving town. The institute creates dialogue between academics, government officials and practitioners, and is an inclusive forum where employee, union and management-side representatives all feel welcome and benefit from the education provided. Presentations at the 2018 Institute include: Review of Kentucky Employment Law Cases, National Labor Relations Board Update, Employment Law Litigation and Trial Preparation, Developing Issues in Kentucky Wage & Hour Class Action Law, Representing Working People and their Unions in the Trump Era, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Update, Review of U.S. Supreme Court Labor and Employment Cases, When Co-Counseling Goes Awry: The Ethical Dilemmas Associated with the Co-Counsel Relationship, Department of Labor Update, Addiction Under the ADA, Respectful Work Places Training Program: Preventing Sexual Harassment, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence: New Challenges for Work Law, The Status of Electronic Discovery in Kentucky and the Impact of the New Rules, “Who is the Client?” and Related Quandaries. Download a copy of the program.
Wednesdays, Aug. 15 - Oct. 24, 2018Belknap Farmers Market LogoUofL Belknap Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 11am-2pm (Aug. 15 - Oct. 24, 2018), Red Barn
UofL's Belknap Campus Farmers' Market returns at a new time and place in 2018! Stop by for farm-fresh local products, including fruits, vegetables, eggs, breads, honey, popcorn, jams, pickles, reusables, clothing, linens, wood crafts, pottery, and more. Some vendors are offering Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscriptions with weekly pickups on campus throughout the summer. Subscribe for CSA deliveries here.
- Debit & Credit cards accepted by most vendors!
- Open weekly, rain or shine (inside the Red Barn in bad weather)!
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Sept. 20, 2018Peace Day 2016PeaceDay 2018
Thursday, Sept. 20th
What does peace mean to you? Each year, UofL's Peace, Justice & Conflict Transformation certificate program sponsors a series of events across campus to commemorate the United Nations International Day of Peace. This is our 8th annual celebration of PeaceDay. This year's activities will be planned by the new student organization, Student Advocates for Peace and Justice. Students will offer several ways for the campus community and general public to express their desire for peace and learn more about peace-building. Details TBA.
Sept. 21, 2018EcoReps Lunch & Learn: Global Peace & Prosperity
Friday, Sept. 21st at Noon, Ekstrom W210
Join us for our monthly EcoReps Lunch & Learn workshops featuring a free vegetarian lunch and locals making a difference in sustainability! As a part of UofL's celebration of U.N. Peace Day, our presenter will be Michael Kessler, a Louisville native who has been working on sustainable energy solutions for global peace & prosperity since 1977. He has traveled to Russia, Australia, New Zealand, five European countries, and throughout the U.S. He has published two books, three CD's and 50-minute documentary. “Our Global Nation” is based the works of Albert Einstein and Buckminster Fuller and explores the power of this new information to create an advanced, global civilization of peace and prosperity. Fuller’s World Energy Network could be a win-win project for the planet to establish the foundation of this civilization. This energy internet could provide an unending supply of clean power to end hunger, poverty, pollution and war. History is calling for us to create a constitutional, environmentally compatible, advanced, planetary civilization.
The Sustainability Council’s Eco-Reps logoEcoReps 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'll continue our series of in-person workshops each month on third 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.
Through Sept. 30, 2018National Bike ChallengeNational Bike Challenge!
May 1st to September 30th, 2018
Saddle up and ride for team UofL in the 2018 National Bike Challenge! Show your support for a healthy lifestyle and sustainable transportation. Register for the National Bike Challenge and Join Team UofL as an individual to compete against your peers. Your miles and days cycled will count towards the University of Louisville total, as well as qualify employees for great prizes through Get Healthy Now, including the grand prize of a $400 voucher to a local bike shop, co-sponsored by UofL's Sustainability Council! The National Bike Challenge is open to everyone, however the Get Healthy Now competition is restricted to UofL employees, retirees, and their spouses/qualifying adults.
Oct. 18-26, 2018I Commit To... Campus Sustainability Day 2015UofL Sustainability Week - Oct. 18-26, 2018
A full week of events to celebrate, raise awareness, and engage your passions for environmental, social & economic justice! Full details TBA, but events will include:
  • Thursday, Oct. 18, 5-8pm Farm-To-Table Dinner & Josh Smith Memorial Sustainability Award Ceremony (Red Barn)
  • Friday, Oct. 19, 8am-5pm 2018 Louisville Sustainability Summit (SAC)
  • Sunday, Oct. 29, Noon-2pm – UofL Community Composting Volunteer Day (200 block of E. Bloom St. just one block north of Cardinal Blvd. between Brook and Floyd Streets - map here)
  • Monday, Oct. 22 – Mindful, Meatless Monday - highlighting the links between sustainability, health and mindfulness practices
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, 10am-2pm – 11th Annual Campus Sustainability Day Fair (Humanities Quad)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, 11am-2pm – LAST UofL Belknap Farmers Market (Red Barn)
  • Thursday, Oct. 25, 10:30am–1:30pm – LAST Gray Street Farmers’ Market (HSC)
  • Friday, Oct. 26, 6pm – March with the UofL Sustainability Float in the Homecoming Parade! Help us defend our winning streak for best campus organization!
  • ALL WEEK, Hours TBA – UofL Free Store open for free "shopping" (Unitas Hall).
Oct. 19, 2018Summit Save The Date2018 Louisville Sustainability Summit
Friday, Oct. 19th, Student Activities Center
This year the Louisville Sustainability Council and Metro Louisville Office of Sustainability will host the 5th annual Sustainability Summit on Friday, October 19, 2018at the University of Louisville's newly renovated LEED Silver Student Activities Center. The Summit will kick off UofL Sustainability Week with the University of Louisville Sustainability Council. This is a UofL Sustainability Week event!
Oct. 24, 2018Campus Sustainability Day Fair11th Annual Campus Sustainability Day Fair
Wednesday, Oct. 24th 10am-2pm, Humanities Quad
  • Join us for the 11th 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 the Cards Go Green Pledge and earn an ethically-sourced reusable mug that you can fill with Fair Trade, shade-grown coffee provided by UofL Dining, award-winning tap water from the Louisville Water Company, 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 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 UofL Sustainability Coordinator, Justin Mog. This is a UofL Sustainability Week event!
March 27, 2019Boehl Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Policy: James Salzman
Wednesday, March 27th, 6pm, Law School Room 275
The Spring 2019 Lecture will be given by James Salzman, who is the Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the UCLA School of Law, University of California, Los Angeles.
  • 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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