Annual UofL Sustainability Reports
FY 2017-18 Sustainability Milestones for UofL
- UofL received certification as a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly University 2017-2021 from the League of American Bicyclists.
- UofL ranked #51 in Sierra Club's 2017 Cool Schools list, highest in Kentucky.
- UofL featured in the 2017 Princeton Review Guide to 375 Green Colleges, with a Green Rating of 93 out of 99.
- Achieved Tree Campus USA status from the Arbor Day Foundation for the 8th year running.
- UofL's 2017 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report documented emissions increased 11% in 2017.
- Committee on Investor Responsibility launched Student Sustainability Fund & Philanthropy Program.
- UofL launched interdisciplinary baccalaureate degree in Sustainability in Dept. of Urban & Public Affairs
- UofL graduated very first Interdisciplinary Masters in Sustainability degree recipient, Betsy Ruhe.
- UofL adopted a new Life Cycle Cost Analysis policy as reflected in all RFPs.
UofL Sustainability Annual Reports
- UofL Sustainability Council FY 2017-2018 Report
- UofL Sustainability Council FY 2016-2017 Report
- UofL Sustainability Council FY 2013-2014 Report
- UofL Sustainability Council FY 2012-2013 Report
- UofL Sustainability Council FY 2011-2012 Report
- UofL Sustainability Council FY 2010-2011 Report
- UofL Sustainability Council FY 2009-2010 Report
- UofL Sustainability Council 2008 Annual Report
Other UofL Sustainability Reports
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Since our inception, the UofL Sustainability Council has been structured around the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System developed by AASHE (the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) and use it as the primary tool to measure our progress and engage in strategic planning.
- UofL was a Charter Participant in STARS, having submitted our first STARS report in January 2011, the 10th school in the world to do so. Since then, we have submitted a new STARS report roughly every three years, and continue to improve our score each year as we push toward Platinum.
- Access all of our STARS Reports online here.
- UofL also regularly reports to a variety of organizations for other sustainability ratings and rankings. Find them all online here.