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Sustainability events are happening year-round at UofL!

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Oct. 20-26, 2014 UofL Sustainability Week! Oct. 20-26, 2014
A full week of events to celebrate and raise awareness! Full details are below. Upcoming events include:
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 thru Dec. 2014 UofL Free Store logoUofL Free Store Open!
Thursdays 11am-3pm in Unitas Tower basement
The UofL Free Store is open with expanded hours for Fall 2014: Thursdays 11am-3pm! The Free Store is open to all students, faculty & staff to "shop" for free clothing, shoes, electronics, small appliances, household items, bath & beauty supplies, books, school & art supplies, non-perishable food, and more. Clean donated items of all kinds are always welcome! The Free Store is intended to keep useful items out of the landfill and to aid the needy. It is a volunteer-powered initiative of UofL's Sustainability Council and the student environmental organization, Group Recycling And Sustainable Solutions (GRASS).
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 EcoReps Lunch & Learn Workshop: Tap Water & Sustainable Events Planning
Friday, Oct. 24th at Noon, Ekstrom W210
The Sustainability Council’s
EcoReps 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 certification as a point-person & peer-to-peer advocate for sustainability. This fall we'll continue our monthly series of EcoReps Workshops featuring a free vegetarian lunch at noon on Fridays in Ekstrom Library, Room W210 on Sept. 19th, Oct. 24th, and Nov. 21st. Topics TBA! Please join us to learn more about sustainability and each other, whether you’re a recycler, avid bike commuter, local foodie, or social justice advocate! More info and sign-up form on EcoReps website.
Oct. 24, 2014 Farm To Table DinnerFarm to Table Dinner
Friday, Oct. 24th 7pm at The Ville Grill patio

Cost: $27 (UofL Students may use 3 Meal Swipes or Flex Points) Tickets Here.
In conjunction with Bluegrass Bioneers, we invite you to join us for a first-class culinary experience that 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. The meal will be served by friendly waiters on elegantly set tables in a heated tent for your comfort. Students, staff, faculty and the entire community are welcome! Reserve Tickets Here. Connect with us on Facebook
Oct. 24, 2014 Braden Sedition Trial Reenactment: Moving Forward, Living Backward or Just Sitting Still?
Friday, Oct. 24th 7pm at Brandeis School of Law Allen Court Room

In May 1954, Andrew and Charlotte Wade, an African-American couple, moved into a home in an all-white Louisville neighborhood that was purchased for them by Anne and Carl Braden. Segregationists would harass the Wades for weeks, ultimately dynamiting the home on a night the family happened to be away. In the months that followed, the Bradens and five other activists were accused of planning the purchase and the bombing as part of a communist plot to destabilize race relations and overtake the government of Kentucky. They were arrested and tried for sedition. The Wades would never again occupy their home.
On October 24, we will perform a reenactment in the Brandeis School of Law’s Mock Trial Courtroom to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the sedition trial of Carl Braden, and the events leading up to it. Directed by UofL Theatre Arts Professor Amy Steiger, the play will present the Wades’ and Bradens’ stories and connect them to current situations surrounding race, housing, and media representation.
Oct. 24-26, 2014 Bluegrass Bioneers: Global Inspiration Meets Local Innovation (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
  • In partnership with the annual National Bioneers Conference and the Center for Interfaith Relations, this year's Bluegrass Bioneers pairs compelling national Bioneers presentations with local experts and projects. Interspersed with world-renowned thought-leaders delivered from the national conference, we will be hosting live keynotes and presentations spotlighting exceptional local initiatives.
  • Bluegrass Bioneers will be held over three days at three different schools:
    Oct. 24th at UofL (capping off UofL Sustainability Week) - join us at 7pm for our Farm to Table Dinner
    Oct. 25th at Jefferson Community & Technical College (featuring a Re-skilling Fair)
    Oct. 26th at Bellarmine University (in conjunction with their Pete Seeger activism event "For Pete's Sake").
  • Featured events include: local farm to table dinners, a re-skilling fair, facilitated group discussions, live entertainment, and the Really, Really Free Market (10/25/14 Noon-3pm at JCTC).
  • Themes to be explored include: Compassion, Culture, & Eco-Justice, Food & Farming, Women's Leadership, Youth Leadership, Ecological Design, Eco-Nomics, and Art & Performance.
  • This year's pre-recorded national speakers include: Naomi Klein, Eve Ensler, Paul Stamets, Wallace "J." Nichols, John Warner, Severine von Tscharner Fleming, John A. Powell, Manuel Pastor, and Terry Tempest Williams.
  • Full details available at the Bluegrass Bioneers webpage
Oct. 31, 2014 Farm2Campus 2014: Connecting Farms to College Campuses
Friday, Oct. 31st 8am-5pm at JCTC (2nd & Broadway)

This gathering, hosted by Louisville Farm to Table and co-sponsored by UofL, is for university students, administrators, sustainability coordinators, dining service managers, chefs and concerned individuals. Topics will include:
• Real Food Challenge Food Calculator 101
• Easy steps to find and use local food
• Forming effective coalitions
• Tutorial on pricing app to help you for comparing local vs conventional
• Marketing food to students
• The present and future of local food on campus
Registration & Full Details here.   #Farm2Campus2014
Oct. 31, 2014 Garden Commons Meeting, Workday & Harvest!
Friday, Oct. 31st, 4-5pm Meeting in Cultural Center Multi-purpose Room; 5-6pm Workday outside
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. 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. 1, 2014 Ali's Louisville? Making a Compassionate City III: City-Wide Youth Forum
Saturday, Nov. 1st, Noon-3pm, Hotel Louisville (120 W Broadway)

UofL's Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice will again gather people from a wide range of life experiences and perspectives to grapple with operationalizing compassion in the city. This is the third year of the Institute’s leadership around the inclusion of all voices in Louisville’s Compassionate City movement. This year we will focus on youth access and opportunity by hosting two conversations. Session I will be a youth forum to allow our youth the space to voice their concerns and begin to develop their own solutions. The space will be reserved for youth and their voices, if you would like to participate or know youth who would like to have their voices heard please register here. Contact: Mikal Forbush (502)852-1493.
Through Nov. 1, 2014 Deep Ecology: New Work by Ying Kit Chan
Oct. 3rd - Nov. 1st at UofL's Hite Art Institute - Cressman Center for Visual Arts (100 E Main St)
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday 11am–6pm; Saturday 11am-3pm
Opening Reception: Oct. 3rd 4:30-6:30pm; Gallery Talk: Thursday, Oct. 16th at 6pm

UofL's Hite Art Institute is pleased to present Deep Ecology: New Work by Ying Kit Chan. The exhibition will open to the public October 3, 2014 coinciding with the First Friday Trolley Hop. This faculty project signifies a new conceptual development in Ying Kit Chan’s more than three decades of art making. The exhibition title is a direct reference to the writings of contemporary environmental movement, which celebrates the richness and diversity of all life forms. The works on display include images of deteriorating industrial landscapes and environmental disasters alongside plant life, revealing the artist’s understanding of the built environment and the natural world as a volatile system compelled to evolve cohesively.
This turn towards a holistic interpretation of the dynamic relationship between humankind and the environment is organized by his effort as a translator of ideas and language. Chan translates ecological comments written by John Muir, Henry Thoreau, Rachel Carson into Chinese, and excerpts Taoist and Buddhist philosophical texts. The manifestation of this process in the forms of acrylic drawings, mono-prints, photography and mixed media, declare his commitment to intellectual inquiry and the creation of paths to knowledge that evolve through the expression, transmission, interpretation and re-interpretation of ideas and perceptions. The majority of work in Deep Ecology was produced during Chan’s sabbatical from UofL, where he is Chair of the Department of Fine Arts. This project was funded in part by an Intramural Research Incentive Grant (IRIG) from the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation at UofL. All Hite Art Institute events are free and open to the public. Information about the Hite Art Institute online or call (502) 852-6794.
Nov. 4, 2014 Native American Heritage Month Kick-off: Story-Telling
Monday, Nov. 3rd, noon-1pm (5pm panel & questions) at the Cultural Center
Join us for a special storytelling celebration to kick off Native American Heritage Month! At noon come enjoy a free lunch while listening to stories told by Crit Callebs, a direct descendant of the Eastern Band Cherokee who was born and raised in Kentucky and Tennessee. Then at 5pm in the Cultural Center there will be a discussion panel and time for questions.
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. 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. 6, 2014 Ali's Louisville? Making a Compassionate City III: Intergenerational Conversation
Thursday, Nov. 6th, 6-9pm, SAC

UofL's Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice will again gather people from a wide range of life experiences and perspectives to grapple with operationalizing compassion in the city. This is the third year of the Institute’s leadership around the inclusion of all voices in Louisville’s Compassionate City movement. This year we will focus on youth access and opportunity by hosting two conversations. Session II will be an intergenerational conversation that will bring university and community members together to identify issues and start the process of finding solutions to issues raised during discussion. Contact: Mikal Forbush (502)852-1493. Register here.
Nov. 11, 2014 Research Meets Activism Breakfast
Tuesday, Nov. 11th, 9am, 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 From Freedom Summer to Ferguson: Why we need a new culture of belonging
2014 Anne Braden Memorial Lecture: john a. powell

john a. powellTuesday, 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. 12, 2014 AASHE Webinar Featuring UofL
Cutting Carbon on Campus: Propane-Powered Lawnmowers Lower Emissions and Fuel Cost
Wednesday, Nov. 12th at 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. E T. Register today!

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is holding a joint webinar with UofL that is free for all. Environmentally friendly propane can be used in an assortment of applications across university campuses. In particular, propane-powered lawn mowers have proven extremely successful for universities, such as the University of Louisville. The University switched their mower fleet to propane in 2011 in order to reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions. In fact, propane-powered lawnmowers can cut campus carbon emissions and significantly reduce fuel costs, even with a small-scale implementation of the technology. Making the switch can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 15 percent and carbon monoxide emissions by more than 40 percent compared with equivalent gasoline-fueled models. The Propane Education & Research Council has supported the research, development, and demonstration of new propane technologies, and offers incentive programs to help further adoption of new equipment. Register to learn how your campus can take advantage of one of the most versatile alternative fuels on the market today!
Nov. 14, 2014 Green Threads Alumni lunch and conversation
Friday, Nov. 14th at Noon, Urban Studies Institute (426 W Bloom St)
All former faculty participants of the Sustainability Council's Green Threads program are invited for a free lunch and conversation about the latest in teaching a greener curriculum, and how things are going for you! Please RSVP to Patty Sarley (plclea01@exchange.louisville.edu), if you can attend.
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 EcoReps Lunch & Learn Workshop
Friday, Nov. 21st at Noon, Ekstrom W210
The Sustainability Council’s
EcoReps 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 certification as a point-person & peer-to-peer advocate for sustainability. This fall we'll continue our monthly series of EcoReps Workshops featuring a free vegetarian lunch at noon on Fridays in Ekstrom Library, Room W210 on Sept. 19th, Oct. 24th, and Nov. 21st. Topics TBA! Please join us to learn more about sustainability and each other, whether you’re a recycler, avid bike commuter, local foodie, or social justice advocate! More info and sign-up form on EcoReps website.
Nov. 21, 2014 Garden Commons Meeting, Workday & Harvest!
Friday, Nov. 21st, 4-5pm Meeting in Cultural Center Multi-purpose Room; 5-6pm Workday outside
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. 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
Dec. 5, 2014 Holiday Cards “Buy Local” Shopping Tour
Friday, Dec. 5th from 8am-6pm (leaves from University Club)
Registration is $35 here.
UofL and the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will take shoppers on a whirlwind tour of local shops and restaurants on the fourth annual Holiday Cards “Buy Local” Shopping Tour. The tour will take patrons to locally owned businesses in a several Louisville neighborhoods. The registration fee includes opening and closing receptions, door prizes and transportation to more than a dozen shops on East Market Street (NULU), Lexington Road, in Butchertown and more. Activities will begin with festive drinks and a light breakfast at the University Club on Belknap Campus at 8 a.m. Shoppers will board a bus at 9 a.m. to begin their day of shopping. The group will return to the University Club for a closing reception from about 4-6pm. It will feature free holiday decorating and mixology demonstrations and samples, hot hors d’oeuvres and door prizes. Shoppers who purchase from at least five stores will be entered into the LIBA “Shift Your Shopping Contest,” which includes a drawing for a $1,000 “Buy Local” shopping spree. The trip is open to the public, but bus seating is limited. UofL faculty, staff, students and alumni will receive priority for seating.
Fall 2014 Partnership For A Green City - Celebrating 10 Years in LouisvillePartnership for a Green City 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
DATE TBA 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.
Feb. 2015
Campus Conservation Nationals
February 2015
Live on campus? Help the Cards to victory with conservation! UofL will compete to reduce electricity use in residence halls during the 2015 Campus Conservation Nationals. Over three weeks, we'll need your help to achieve the greatest possible energy reductions in your hall. All you have to do is stop wasting energy! Turn off lights/TVs/computers; unplug anything you're not actively using; skip the elevator for the stairs; close windows tightly; dry clothes on a rack/line; take quick showers or shower with solar power at the SRC; etc.
  • Click on the links below to see how much electricity your hall is using and to make a commitment to conserve!
Campus Conservation Nationals 2015Bluegrass Unplugged Logo
  1. Bettie Johnson Hall

  2. Billy Minardi Hall
  3. Cardinal Towne
  4. Community Park (real-time!)

  5. The Complex (West, Center & Wellness)
  6. Kurz Hall (real-time!)

  7. Louisville Hall (real-time!)
  8. Miller Hall
  9. Threlkeld Hall

  10. Unitas Hall (real-time!)
  11. University Tower Apartments (UTA)

  • Prizes: Individual prizes will be given out to residents who commit to reduce. The UofL residence hall which cuts electricity use the most will earn a free SKATE PARTY and a GREEN RENOVATION!
  • The Kentucky school with the greatest average reduction will take home the Bluegrass Unplugged trophy!
  • Read your history: UofL Green Scene: Students Compete to Reduce.
Feb. 1 to March 28, 2015 UofL Competes in RecycleMania 2015RecycleMania 2015!
February 1st to March 28th, 2015
A friendly annual competition among North American universities. During this 8 week period, UofL is competing to reduce waste, increase recycling and raise conservation awareness across all three campuses! Keep up with the Cards progress at the RecycleMania website.
  • Help the Cards to victory by avoiding disposables (bring your own mug, bottle, plate, etc.) and fully utilizing UofL’s amazingly easy, single-stream recycling system that lets you recycle everything in the same bin: all types of plastic, paper, cardboard, metal, and glass! Details on what you can recycle at UofL here.
Feb. 28, 2015 TEDxUofL 2015: "Interconnected"
Saturday, Feb. 28th 9am-1pm at the Rauch Planetarium (simulcast location: Strickler Hall)

Join us for a very special day of live TED talks on the theme "Interconnected." More details to come...
March 11-14, 2015 The White Privilege Conference: Resistance, Action, Courage, & Equity: The South Leading the Way!
March 11th-14th at the Galt House (140 N 4th St)
UofL's College of Arts & Sciences Office of International, Diversity, and Engagement Programs is co-sponsoring the 16th annual White Privilege Conference which will be held in Louisville. This international gathering examines challenging concepts of privilege and oppression and offers solutions and team building strategies to work toward a more equitable world. It is not a conference designed to attack, degrade or beat up on white folks. Nor is it a conference designed to rally white supremacist groups. As a conference designed to examine issues of privilege beyond skin color, it is open to everyone and invites diverse perspectives to provide a comprehensive look at issues of privilege including: race, gender, sexuality, class, disability, etc. — the ways we all experience some form of privilege, and how we’re all affected by that privilege. Each year, the conference attracts students, professionals, activists, parents, and community leaders from diverse perspectives. It welcomes folks with varying levels of experience addressing issues of diversity, cultural competency, and multiculturalism. Keynote speakers will include: Chris Crass, Author, Educator & Movement Builder; Gyasi Ross, Author & Attorney; Loretta J. Ross, Author; and Dr. Mab Segrest, Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, Connecticut College (retired) and Author, Scholar & Activist. Full details and registration here.
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.
April 22, 2015 Earth Day: UofL Peace Garden Dedication & Planting
Wednesday, April 22nd, west side of Stevenson Hall (Time TBA)

On Earth Day 2015, the Latin American Latino Studies program (LALS) will officially unveil its Peace Garden. The goal of this space is to allow students, faculty, and staff a beautiful place to sit down, have lunch, conduct meetings, or simply study. One of the wonderful elements of the garden is how it “grew” from donations from faculty and staff of UofL and members of the local community. Many of the beautiful plants that will be making their spring debut are donations from the gardens of Rhonda Buchannan, Richard Tabb, and Kevin D. Kouba. On Earth day we will open the garden and acknowledge the donors and students that have helped make this project happen. One of the highlights of this day will be a community planting in which members present will be able to place a hand full of annual flower seeds into a new plot that will be prepared in the early spring.
  • 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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