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Sustainability events are happening year-round at UofL!

Date Event
Sept. 2, 2014 GRASS Meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 2nd at 6pm, West Hall lobby

UofL's student environmental organization, Group Recycling And Sustainable Solutions (GRASS) will be meeting to make plans for this year's service projects, events, and other campus-changing sustainability initiatives! Join us! Full details and RSVP.
Sept. 2, 2014 Student Cycling Coalition Fall Spin-up Meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 2nd 6-7:30pm, Student Activities Center W303
Join us for the first meeting for the Student Cycling Coalition of the 2014-15 school year! Whether you are a beginner or an experienced athlete, you are welcome to attend and learn about what the Student Cycling Coalition does in and around campus. Remember, we are bicycle and multisport enthusiasts. The SCC is the only Cycling and Triathlon club on campus, and we are actively recruiting new members! Bring a friend that likes bicycles and lets go for a ride! Full details and RSVP.
Thursdays through Oct. 30, 2014 Gray Street Farmers’ MarketGray St Farmers Mrkt Logo
Thursdays, 10:30am‒2pm (May 15th to Oct. 30th)
Health Sciences Center, 485 E. Gray St.

With many different vendors at this year's market, you'll find the finest in farm-fresh local products, including prepared lunches and food trucks, plant-based prepared meals, fruits, vegetables, baked & canned goods, granola, popcorn, honey, maple syrup, and more. Access our collection of delicious recipes for local products. Debit cards and SNAP benefits accepted. Easily accessible from Belknap Campus on TARC Route 18 (free with UofL ID) or via a pleasant 15 minute bike ride. Open weekly rain or shine. Watch Vendor Spotlights and recordings of our Monthly 20/20 Talks (a short seminar series on food and sustainability) on the GSFM YouTube Channel! Full details here, contact Market Manager, Melissa Schreck, or follow on Facebook.
Thursdays through Oct. 16, 2014 UofL Belknap Farmers' Market Thursdays, 3:30-6:30pm (May 29th to Oct. 16th)UofL Belknap Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, 3:30-6:00pm (May 29th to Oct. 16th)
At 3rd St & Brandeis Ave in front of The Ville Grill

UofL's new Farmers' Market on Belknap Campus features farm-fresh local products, including fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, baked goods, honey, popcorn, canned goods, candy, crafts, bottled teas, non-toxic home & body care products, and more. The Office of Health Promotion and Get Healthy Now will also be on hand to provide healthy local food samples, cooking demos, and health tips. Open weekly, rain or shine! Email comments/questions. Follow us on Facebook
Sept. 5, 2014 Garden Commons Workday & Harvest!
Friday, Sept. 5th, 4-6pm at Cultural Center
Interested in health, sustainability, good food, and growing things?! We need your help to make our garden grow! Please join us as we weed, water, and harvest from UofL's organic Garden Commons! No prior experience necessary. Tools and gloves provided. Dress to get dirty. The Garden Commons is open to participation throughout the year from students, staff, faculty, and community members. Everyone who comes is welcome to fresh-picked fruit, veggies, mint, herbs, and whatever else is ready for harvest! Connect with us on Facebook
Sept. 16, 2014 Louisville's ‘Most Perfect Union:’ An Examination of United Farm Equipment Workers Local 236 at International Harvester
Tuesday, Sept. 16th, 1pm, Humanities Bldg, Room 300

Labor scholar Toni Gilpin will speak on the militant Louisville union from 1950s, FE-236, whose black and white leaders were early challengers of local park segregation. Co-sponsored by the Kentucky Labor Institute and UofL's departments of History and Pan African Studies.
Sept. 16, 2014 Garden Commons Workday & Harvest!
Tuesday, Sept. 16th, 5-6pm at Cultural Center
Interested in health, sustainability, good food, and growing things?! We need your help to make our garden grow! Please join us as we weed, water, and harvest from UofL's organic Garden Commons! No prior experience necessary. Tools and gloves provided. Dress to get dirty. The Garden Commons is open to participation throughout the year from students, staff, faculty, and community members. Everyone who comes is welcome to fresh-picked fruit, veggies, mint, herbs, and whatever else is ready for harvest! Connect with us on Facebook
Sept. 18, 2014 UofL Peace Day
Thursday, Sept. 18th, 4-9pm, Thrust Theatre & SAC Floyd Theater

Every year since 1981, people around the world have commemorated the United Nations International Day of Peace. To kick off our annual Week Without Violence (Sept. 18-30), UofL will mark our fourth Peace Day with a series of events designed to give everyone on campus an opportunity to draw strength from one another as a community. Events will include an evening peace-related film in the SAC Floyd Theater, and a 4pm performance at the Thrust Theatre (Floyd & Warnock) by South African writer, poet and theater artist Diana Ferrus. Ferrus will perform and a panel of South African scholars will follow to discuss the historic events of the last 20 years. Co-sponsored by UofL's Peace, Justice, and Conflict Transformation program, Dept. of Theatre Arts, Dept. of History, and the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research. Full details will be posted here.
Sept. 22, 2014 World Car-Free Day at UofL
Monday, September 22nd, 11am-2pm, Humanities Quad
World Car-Free Day is September 22ndUofL will be celebrating World Car-Free Day, an annual event to raise awareness about the many pleasures and benefits of living free of fossil-fueled auto-dependency! This September 22nd, we'll be inviting area bike shops and bike advocates to campus to offer consultation, basic tune-ups, and on-campus delivery of bikes ordered through UofL's Earn-A-Bike program (application deadline: August 28th). Free bike bells will be offered if you register your bike! Join us in raising the profile of car-free living, building resilient communities, and inspiring others to try the many transportation alternatives available to everyone at UofL!
This is a Week Without Violence event highlighting the inherent violence in car-dependency and the life-saving, peace-promoting nature of the alternatives. About one in 70 people in America will die violently on our roadways. Hundreds of people are violently killed and injured by cars on Louisville’s streets each year. It doesn't have to be this way. UofL's Sustainability Council wants to help stop by the violence on our streets by raising awareness about safer streets with fewer cars and slower traffic!
Facebook Event Page.
Sept. 26, 2014 Green Apple Day of Service: Wild Flower Garden Planting
Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 2-4pm, Location TBA

We will be converting an area of campus that is maintained with fossil fuels (mowing and fertilizing) into a wild flower garden with native species. This project will not only help eliminate lawn space but will add aesthetic value to our campus! Tools will be provided. Details and RSVP here.
Sept. 26, 2014 Garden Commons Workday & Harvest!
Friday, Sept. 26th, 5-6pm at Cultural Center
Interested in health, sustainability, good food, and growing things?! We need your help to make our garden grow! Please join us as we weed, water, and harvest from UofL's organic Garden Commons! No prior experience necessary. Tools and gloves provided. Dress to get dirty. The Garden Commons is open to participation throughout the year from students, staff, faculty, and community members. Everyone who comes is welcome to fresh-picked fruit, veggies, mint, herbs, and whatever else is ready for harvest! Connect with us on Facebook
Sept. 27, 2014 Making a Home Fit for Humans: Localism Beyond Food
Saturday, Sept. 27th, 9am - 5pm, Ekstrom Library's Chao Auditorium
UofL's McConnell Center and Front Porch Republic, a nonprofit organization with a mission to "advance human flourishing through the promotion of political decentralism, economic localism and cultural regionalism," are co-sponsoring this conference featuring keynote speaker Wendell Berry. Other speakers will include Bill Kauffman, Jeff Polet, Jason Peters, Katherine Boyer, Jeffrey Bilbro, Jack Ray Baker, John E. Kleber, Susannah Black, Justin Litke, and David Bosworth. $50 for public; $20 for students. The conference fee includes lunch and light snacks. Details and registration here.
Through Sept 30, 2014 National Bike Challenge!
May 1st to Sept 30th, 2014
Saddle up and ride for team UofL in the 2014 National Bike Challenge! Show your support for a healthy lifestyle and sustainable transportation. Register as an individual, or create a team of 5 to compete against your peers. Your miles cycled will count towards the University of Louisville (workplace or school) total, as well as qualify employees for great individual and team prizes through Get Healthy Now, including the grand prize of a $400 voucher to a local bike shop!
National Bike Challenge May-SeptIndividual Registration:
1.    Visit nationalbikechallenge.org
2.    Click “join”
3.    Select “The University of Louisville” as your workplace (students register for “University of Louisville” under school category)
Team Registration:
1.    All team members must complete individual registration (see above)
2.    Click “my account” link at top right of page
3.    Scroll down and click “start one” under team heading (or “search” if you want to join an existing team)
4.    Submit team name and 5 person (maximum) roster to ghn@louisville.edu
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. 11, 2014
Louisville Solar Tour
Saturday, October 11th 10am-3pm. Various sites.
UofL will host tour sites along with UofL employees and students who live in solar-powered homes. We'll open our doors to give you a glimpse of our renewable energy future! Throughout the afternoon, you can tour dozens of different homes and institutions on your own or as part of group bus tour or bike tour. More details to come.
Oct. 14, 2014 The War on Poverty (50 Years Later) and Resilient Communities
Tuesday, Oct. 14th at noon in Room 275 of the Brandeis School of Law (Wyatt Hall)
Launched in 1964 with a visit by President Lyndon B. Johnson to Inez, KY, the War on Poverty was one of our nation’s most ambitious initiatives. In the past 50 years, it has had both critics and supporters, both failures and successes. In framing poverty as something to be fought and defeated, though, our policies have failed to focus on building resilience and adaptive capacity among low-income communities, which are affected by their natural and physical environments and land use patterns. This year's Boehl Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Policy will be given by UofL Professor Tony Arnold, the inaugural holder of the Boehl Chair in Property and Land Use. Tony is among the nation’s leading experts on social-ecological resilience and governance institutions, and he has worked with low-income urban and rural communities throughout his life. This annual lecture is free and open to the public (no RSVP) and includes a light lunch; attendees should bring their own drinks, utensils and plates to help reduce waste. The Boehl Distinguished Lecture Series in Land Use Policy is sponsored by the Herbert Boehl Fund and the Kentucky Research Challenge Trust Fund, and co-sponsored by the Center for Land Use & Environmental Responsibility, Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, Sustainability Scholars Roundtable, and Environmental Law & Land Use Society.
Oct. 14, 2014 Partnership For A Green City - Celebrating 10 Years in LouisvillePartnership for a Green City 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
Tuesday, Oct. 14th, 1:15pm at NUCLEUS on Haymarket (300 E Market St)
Please join the Partnership for a Green City’s Leaders from UofL, JCTC, JCPS, and Metro Government for our Anniversary Celebration as they reaffirm their commitment to our sustainability collaboration and our move toward a behavior change model! Presenting our achievements, a five-year update of the Climate Action Report, STARS programs, expectations and refreshments.
Oct. 14, 2014 Garden Commons Workday & Harvest!
Tuesday, Oct. 14th, 5-6pm at Cultural Center
Interested in health, sustainability, good food, and growing things?! We need your help to make our garden grow! Please join us as we weed, water, and harvest from UofL's organic Garden Commons! No prior experience necessary. Tools and gloves provided. Dress to get dirty. The Garden Commons is open to participation throughout the year from students, staff, faculty, and community members. Everyone who comes is welcome to fresh-picked fruit, veggies, mint, herbs, and whatever else is ready for harvest! Connect with us on Facebook
Oct. 20-26, 2014 UofL Sustainability Week! Oct. 20-26, 2014
A full week of events to celebrate and raise awareness! Details are being finalized, but events will include:
  • Monday Oct. 20, 11am-2pm – Weigh the Waste (The Ville Grill)
  • Monday Oct. 20, 2-3:30pm – Campus Sustainability Tour (Leaves from Cultural Center)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 21, 11am-2pm – Campus Arbor Day Observance & Tree Planting (SAC West Lawn)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 22, 10am-2pm – Campus Sustainability Day (Quad)
    **Free shredding & recycling of documents, diskettes & videotapes at Shred-It truck outside College of Business
  • Thursday, Oct. 23, 10:30am–2pm – Gray Street Farmers’ Market (HSC)
  • Thursday, Oct. 23, 3-7pm – (tentative) Belknap Farmers' Market & Local Food Dinner (Red Barn)
  • Friday, Oct. 24, 8am-3pm – 4th Annual Dialogue on Diversity Conference (Shelby Campus)
  • Friday, Oct. 24, 5-6pm – Garden Commons Workday & Harvest! (Cultural Center)
  • Friday, Oct. 24, 7pm – Farm to Table Dinner (The Ville Grill patio)
  • Friday-Sunday, Oct. 24-26Bluegrass Bioneers (Humanities)
If you're interested in scheduling an event during UofL Sustainability Week, please contact Sustainability Coordinator Justin Mog!
Oct. 20, 2014 Weigh the Waste
Monday, Oct. 20th 11am-2pm at The Ville Grill

This is the dirty story of what’s left on your plate. At UofL’s all-you-care-to-eat dining hall, The Ville Grill, patrons' plates are normally scraped behind the scenes in the dish room, with all scraps being sent to compost, not to the landfill.  Today, behind the scenes action takes center stage as we raise awareness on what you can do to reduce waste in everyday aspects of your life.
Oct. 20, 2014 Campus Sustainability Tour
Monday, Oct. 20th 2:00-3:30pm
Leaves from Garden Commons at the Cultural Center
Join us for a Belknap Campus Sustainability Walking Tour and discover some of the many hidden green gems of campus while getting an inside view of what UofL is doing to incorporate environmental, social, and economic responsibility into everything we do. This dynamic and engaging tour will provide you with an introduction to the basic principles of sustainability and how to apply them in your life on campus and at home. You'll learn a wide variety of practical tips that you can use to help UofL shift our culture towards become better stewards of the environment while saving money and helping build a brighter tomorrow for society. Attendees will better understand UofL's commitment to sustainability and learn how each step we take contributes to big results for us individually, for the university, and for the broader community. All are welcome and UofL employees can get professional development credit! Employees seeking professional development credit will be able to register here.
Oct. 21, 2014 Campus Arbor Day Observance & Tree Planting
Tuesday, Oct. 21st 11am-2pm, SAC West Lawn

Join us in the shade for a celebration of UofL’s on-going commitment to trees! Sample some of the food, music, clean air, and other treats that come to us because we plant and care for trees.
Oct. 22, 2014 Campus Sustainability Day
Wednesday, October 22nd 10am-2pm Humanities Quad
  • Join us for the 7th 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!
  • 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!
  • Shred-It will offer free shredding and recycling of documents, video tapes, and computer diskettes from their truck in the circle in front of the College of Business 10am - 2pm.
  • UofL's event will be part of the national celebration of Campus Sustainability Day.
Oct. 24, 2014 4th Annual Dialogue on Diversity Conference
Friday, Oct. 24th 8am-3pm at UofL's Shelby Campus
The purpose of the Dialogue on Diversity Conference is to construct a space where participants can engage in thoughtful and instructive conversations about the relevance and role of diversity in the fields of business, education, media, health, politics and religion. The conference workshops will focus on three primary issues: (1) an overview of diversity in education, media, business, health, religion and politics; (2) best practices and current research in diversity; and (3) diversity-based techniques that can be utilized in the workplace. We invite members of the Kentucky community and surrounding areas to attend the conference and actively engage in purposeful and meaningful discourse about the pragmatic and theoretical aspects of diversity. Sponsors: BDNKY, Inc. & Norton HealthCare. Questions? If Contact: David Owen david.owen@louisville.edu, 502.852.0458. Registration and full details here.
Oct. 24, 2014 Garden Commons Workday & Harvest!
Friday, Oct. 24th, 5-6pm at Cultural Center
Interested in health, sustainability, good food, and growing things?! We need your help to make our garden grow! Please join us as we weed, water, and harvest from UofL's organic Garden Commons! No prior experience necessary. Tools and gloves provided. Dress to get dirty. The Garden Commons is open to participation throughout the year from students, staff, faculty, and community members. Everyone who comes is welcome to fresh-picked fruit, veggies, mint, herbs, and whatever else is ready for harvest! Connect with us on Facebook
Oct. 24, 2014 Farm to Table Dinner
Friday, Oct. 24th 7pm at The Ville Grill patio

A first-class culinary experience you can access with your campus meal plan! Dinner will consist of a unique menu, made from scratch by expert chefs using local, farm fresh ingredients. Students, staff, faculty and the entire campus community are welcome! Cash price & registration info coming soon...
Oct. 24-26, 2014 Bluegrass Bioneers Oct. 24-26, 2014  FacebookBluegrass Bioneers logo
Friday, Oct. 24th at UofL (Humanities 100 & Ville Gill patio)
Saturday, Oct. 25th at JCTC
Sunday, Oct. 26th at Bellarmine
UofL will co-host the 6th annual Bluegrass Bioneers Conference. Bluegrass Bioneers is the local partner of the national Bioneers conference which takes place annually in San Rafael, CA. Bioneers look to nature to solve our environmental and social problems for more resilient and abundant communities. Bioneers is inspiring a shift to live on Earth in ways that honor the web of life, each other, and future generations. In addition to screening the national Bioneers' keynote speakers, Bluegrass Bioneers includes regionally-based live speakers, demonstrations, workshops, field trips, food, eco-tainment, and calls for action. Full details will be available at the Bluegrass Bioneers webpage
Nov. 4, 2014 Garden Commons Workday & Harvest!
Tuesday, Nov. 4th, 5-6pm at Cultural Center
Interested in health, sustainability, good food, and growing things?! We need your help to make our garden grow! Please join us as we weed, water, and harvest from UofL's organic Garden Commons! No prior experience necessary. Tools and gloves provided. Dress to get dirty. The Garden Commons is open to participation throughout the year from students, staff, faculty, and community members. Everyone who comes is welcome to fresh-picked fruit, veggies, mint, herbs, and whatever else is ready for harvest! Connect with us on Facebook
Nov. 11, 2014 Research Meets Activism Breakfast
Tuesday, Nov. 11th, time and location TBA
The Research Meets Activism Breakfast provides a venue to community activists and university researchers to discuss their respective work and how they help each other. Hosted by UofL's Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research.
Nov. 11, 2014 john a. powellAnne Braden Memorial Lecture: john a. powell
Tuesday, Nov. 11th, 5:30pm, Playhouse (1911 S. 3rd)
The 8th annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture in U.S. civil rights movement history will feature Dr. john a. powell, an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties and a wide range of issues including race, structural racism, ethnicity, housing, poverty, and democracy. He is the Executive Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, which supports research to generate specific prescriptions for changes in policy and practice that address disparities related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and socioeconomics in California and nationwide. Hosted by UofL's Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research. For more information, visit anne-braden.org.
Nov. 14-16, 2014 Campus-Community Partnerships for Sustainability Conference
November 14-16, 2014 at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green
Western Kentucky University will host the 7th (semi-)annual Campus-Community Partnerships for Sustainability conference! Mark your calendars for Kentucky's biggest gathering of students, faculty, and staff interested in campus sustainability! UofL will be well-represented at the conference which will feature a Student Summit; Green Career Panel; Farm Elegant Dinner; Engaging Sessions; and Keynote Speaker: Mitchell Thomashow of Second Nature. Full details here.
Nov. 21, 2014 Garden Commons Workday & Harvest!
Friday, Nov. 21st, 5-6pm at Cultural Center
Interested in health, sustainability, good food, and growing things?! We need your help to make our garden grow! Please join us as we weed, water, and harvest from UofL's organic Garden Commons! No prior experience necessary. Tools and gloves provided. Dress to get dirty. The Garden Commons is open to participation throughout the year from students, staff, faculty, and community members. Everyone who comes is welcome to fresh-picked fruit, veggies, mint, herbs, and whatever else is ready for harvest! Connect with us on Facebook
March 26, 2015 Gottschalk Lecture: Dr. Chad Montrie on Appalachian Environmental History
Thursday, March 26th time and location TBA

The History Department's spring 2015 Gottschalk Lecture will feature Dr. Chad Montrie speaking on Appalachian Environmental History including coal mining and mountain top removal. This lecture will be presented in part as a tribute to UofL History professor, John Cumbler, who is retiring and who was Montrie's advisor when he was a UofL student.
  • 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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