Dec 10, 2013 06:57 PM
Sustainability events are happening year-round at UofL!
|Dec. 10-22, 2013
||Alternative Service Break: Dominican Republic
December 10-22, 2013
During UofL's Alternative Service Break to the Dominican Republic, UofL students will be working on constructing a new school for the community along with ecological projects. The application priority deadline was October 1st.
|Feb. 2 to March 29, 2014
||UofL Will Compete in RecycleMania 2014!
February 2nd to March 29th, 2014
is a friendly annual competition among university recycling programs in
North America. During this 8 week period, UofL will be competing to reduce
waste, increase recycling and raise conservation awareness across
- You'll be able to help the Cards to victory by 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 are available here.
- Check out our hilarious Cardinal Cam Video!
- Keep up with the Cards progress at the RecycleMania website.
|Daily Until Feb. 7, 2014
"All Aboard!" Exhibit Celebrating L&N Railroad history
Humming Bird at Baxter Ave. station, Louisville, Ky., 1946.
Daily through Feb. 7, 2014
Ekstrom Library east wing, Lower Level Galleries
this day, trains remain one of the most sustainable solutions for
efficiently moving people and goods. Our rail-rich past can inform a
more sustainable future if we choose to learn from it. UofL Archives and
Special Collections is hosting a multi-gallery exhibit celebrating
its collections of Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N)
materials. "All Aboard! A Celebration of the L&N Collections in
Archives and Special Collections” includes photos, documents,
employee magazines and ephemeral material, as well as static models of
mid-20th century L&N equipment.
collections provide a comprehensive record of the transportation giant
which positioned Louisville at the center of north/south commerce
in the decades following the Civil War.
Regular exhibit hours for “All Aboard!” are Monday-Friday, 8am‒5pm. The
exhibit is open Nov. 6, 2013 through Feb. 7, 2014.
|Feb. 10 to March 3, 2014
||Bluegrass Unplugged (Campus Conservation Nationals)
Feb. 10 to March 2, 2014
Live on campus? Help the Cards to victory with conservation! UofL will be competing nationally and locally in the Bluegrass Unplugged competition against UK, WKU, Transylvania & Berea to reduce electricity use in residence halls during the 2014 Campus Conservation Nationals.
Over three weeks, UofL will try to achieve the greatest possible energy reductions in our residence halls. Click on the links below to see how much electricity your hall is using right now!:
|March 6-8, 2014
||National Conference on The Black Family in America: Project Progress (1963-2013)
50 Years of Progress and Struggle: Where Do We Go From Here?
March 6-8, 2014
Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport, 2735 Crittenden Drive (Conference); UofL (Youth)
The University of Louisville’s Dr. Joseph H. McMillan
National Black Family Conference is a premier conference of its kind
addressing the rich history and struggles that African-Americans have
had and the implications for the past, present, and future. Named in
honor of Dr. Joseph H. McMillian, the founder of the conference and UofL
administrator for over 30 years, the event will be held March 6-8, 2014
at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel . The theme for this
41st year will be looking at 50 years of civil rights and
social justice and how it has impacted the country and world.
Conference Tracks include: Economic Empowerment, Education, Health & Wellness, Social Justice, Spiritual.
For more information visit the conference website or contact: Tierney Bates, email@example.com, 502-852-0229
|March 7, 2014
||Public Art and the City Symposium
Friday, March 7th
UofL's Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships will host its annual day-long symposium on public art to examine
connections among art, sustainability and the environment. Full details will be posted here.
|March 12, 2014
||Bikes on Campus: Best Practices for Policy & Enforcement Webinar
Wednesday, March 12th 2:00-3:30pm, Location TBA
Bicycles on campus are suddenly growing in popularity, as a cheap, fun, convenient, healthy and “green” way to get around. But how can campuses address the inevitable challenges of managing demand for bike parking, promoting the safety of cyclists and pedestrians, and encouraging cycling as part of an overall campus transportation system? Campuses across the country are addressing the issues of policies and enforcement, but it’s hard to know which models have met with the most success. The traditional elements of traffic safety, such as encouragement, education, enforcement, engineering and evaluation must be included in planning. Campus planners, police, transportation staff, students, faculty, staff, cycling groups and the community all play a pivotal role in improving the safety and convenience of cycling to and around campus. Bicycle and pedestrian planner Alison Kendall AICP, Principal of Kendall Planning + Design and author of the USC Campus Bicycle Master Plan, will discuss these issues, as well as how environment, equity and economics relate. She encourages discussion of common challenges and strategies faced by stakeholders in accommodating bikes on campus.
UofL's Parking Office and VP for Business Affairs Office are hosting
this webinar. Please RSVP to Darlene Shircliff
<firstname.lastname@example.org> by February 19th if you would like to
|April 22, 2014
||Faculty Workshop: Green Threads – Sustainability across the curriculum
Reading Day, Tuesday, April 22nd from 9:30am to 3:30pm, Location TBA
Interested in integrating themes of environmental, social & economic stewardship into your courses? The Sustainability Council invites full- & part-time faculty from all disciplines to participate in the 2014 Green Threads workshop on Earth Day, April 22. We’ll explore ways to embed sustainability into your curriculum. You’ll receive a $500 honorarium, resources for course development, info on local sustainability issues, & a new network of faculty from across UofL. Download the application and submit to Margaret Carrerio by March 19, 2014. Full details on Green Threads here.
- 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: