Apr 29, 2015 03:44 PM
Sustainability events are happening year-round at UofL!
|May 1 to Sept. 30, 2015
||National Bike Challenge!
May 1st to September 30th, 2015
Saddle up and ride for team UofL in the 2015 National Bike Challenge! Show your support for a healthy lifestyle and sustainable transportation. Register as an individual 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 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!
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)
National Bike Challenge is open to everyone, however the Get Healthy Now
competition is restricted to UofL employees, retirees, and their
|May 4, 2015
||LALS Tranquility Garden Dedication & Planting
Monday, May 4th, 12:30pm, west side of Stevenson Hall
us as the Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Dept. officially
unveils The Latin American and Latino Studies Tranquility 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 UofL faculty and staff 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 Buchanan, Richard Tabb, and Kevin
D. Kouba. At this event, 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
attendees will be invited to plant annual flower seeds into a new plot
that will be prepared in the early spring.
|May 6, 2015
||Engineers Without Borders professional development conference on sustainability
Wednesday, May 6th 9am - 5pm
UofL's Engineers Without Borders USA chapter will be hosting a professional development conference on the theme of sustainability. The theme was inspired by the Back to the Tap initiative and the UofL Sustainability Council's work with the Louisville Water Company. More details to come...
|May 7, 2015
||Biomimicry Symposium - How Does Nature Inspire Technology?
Thursday, May 7th 8am - 4pm, University Club & Alumni Center
UofL's Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research & Dept. of Biology present this free 1-day symposium featuring:
For full details and RSVP, visit the Biomimicry Symposium website or contact Dr. Alyssa Stark, email@example.com, 502-852-5941.
- Dr. Peter Niewiarowski
Professor, Biology, PI/Director, Biomimicry Research and Innovation Center (BRIC), University of Akron
Leadership team member of Great Lakes Biomimicry
- Dr. Ali Dhinojwala
H.A. Morton Professor, Polymer Science, Co-PI, BRIC, University of Akron
- Dr. Joel Fried
Professor, Dept Chair, Chemical Engineering, University of Louisville
- Dr. Philip Brown
Postdoctoral Fellow, Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics, The Ohio State University
- Dr. J. Carson Meredith
Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, J.Carl Pirkle Sr. Faculty Fellow, Georgia Tech University
- Dr. Michael Dickey
Associate Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University
- Dr. Ted Smith
Chief of Civic Innovation, Louisville Metro Government
Community Fellow for Energy & Environment, Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research, University of Louisville
- Dr. Shashank Priya
Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech University
- Dr. Margaret Carreiro
Associate Professor, Biology, and Director, Center for Environmental Science, University of Louisville
- Marisha Farnsworth
Creative Director and co-founder of Urban Biofilter, and Designer at Hyphae Design Laboratory, Oakland, CA
- Panel Discussion with Biomimicry Fellows/PhD candidates in Integrated Bioscience, University of Akron: Emily Kennedy, Bor-Kai (Bill) Hsiung, and Daphne Fecheyr-Lippens
|May 9, 2015
||Kentucky Solar Energy Society annual membership meeting
Saturday, May 9th 1-4 pm in Vogt Hall 311/314
KySES will hold its annual general membership meeting at UofL in 2015. The meeting is free and open to KySES members, students, guests and the general public interested in learning more about solar power in Kentucky. The meeting agenda includes a discussion of UofL's solar and sustainable energy programs, a visual tour of the dual-axis tracking solar array on campus, a presentation by Kenya Stump, the Assistant Director for Renewable Energy at the KY Dept. of Energy Development and Independence, about the recently assembled inventory of known solar interconnections, and a brief business meeting. The meeting is free to everyone, so invite your friends and neighbors. Registration is desirable, but not required. Details & Registration here.
|Through May 11, 2015
Give & Go! Move-Out Waste Reduction
April 13th through May 11th, 2015
Moving out? Don't throw it out!
During the spring move out, special collection bins will be set up in
the lobbies of all UofL residence halls for the donation of any unwanted
items: clothing, shoes, accessories, linens, appliances, lamps,
electronics, decor, rugs, bags, school supplies, toiletries, cleaning
supplies, non-perishable food items, batteries, and anything else you'd
rather not keep. Two sets of bins will be available in each lobby - one
for Goodwill items and another for items Goodwill cannot accept. All
will be collected and repurposed or recycled with a goal of Zero Waste
for Move-Out 2015! The Give and Go program is a partnership between Keep
and Goodwill Industries with support from
the College & University Recycling Coalition. Goodwill Industries of
Kentucky is proud to partner with UofL Housing & Residence Life and
the Sustainability Council's Solid Waste Reduction Committee for this
initiative! For more information: Heather Hise, Goodwill Industries of
Kentucky, 502-553-6893; or Bryan Mathis, UofL,
|May 14 to Oct. 29, 2015
||Gray Street Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, 10:30am‒2pm (May 14th to Oct. 29th)
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. Special events for 2015: Cooking demonstrations with Chef Mat Shalenko 11am-1pm on June 11, August 27, and Oct. 8.
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 .
|May 15, 2015
||Bike To Work Day!
Friday, May 15th 11:45am.
Rides to 4th St. Live depart from both HSC Kornhauser Library and Belknap North Info Center
May is Bike Everywhere Month! UofL is getting in on the action with celebratory group rides to the Bike To Work Day community celebration at 4th Street Live! Rides will leave from Belknap Campus (gather at the North Info Center) and HSC (Kornhauser Library Quad). Meet up with other commuters, learn more about bicycle commuting, visit with vendors and just celebrate the bicycle. One lucky Bike To Work Day registrant will win a new, fully-loaded commuting bike from Parkside Bikes! No purchase necessary. We will also be giving out Louisville's new printed bike map and drawing for other prizes. Register now to win!
|May 28 to Oct. 15, 2015
||UofL Belknap Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, 3:30-6:00pm (May 28th to Oct. 15th)
At 3rd St & Brandeis Ave in front of The Ville Grill
UofL Belknap Campus Farmers' Market returns for its second year! Stop by for farm-fresh local products, including fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, baked goods, honey, popcorn, canned goods, crafts, bottled teas, and more. The Office of Health Promotion will also be on hand some weeks to
provide healthy local food samples and cooking demos. Open weekly, rain
or shine! Email comments/questions. Follow us on
|June 26, 2015
Kentucky Green Roof and Wall Symposium + Conservation Conversation
Friday, June 26th 9am - 5pm at Jefferson Community & Technical College (109 E. Broadway)
Cost: $79 for regular admission by May 29th ($99 after) and $49 for students. Register here.
The Partnership for a Green City, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, the Louisville Energy Alliance, and the Kentucky chapter of the US Green Building Council invite you to attend this symposium featuring expert speakers and panelists such as:
- Jeffrey L. Bruce, Owner, Jeffrey L. Bruce & Co.; Chair, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
- Maria Koetter, Director of Sustainability, City of Louisville
- Claude Stevens, Facilitator of Outreach and Regenerative Design, Bernheim Forest
- Virginia Russell, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati
- Cash Moter, Principal, Joseph and Joseph Architects
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about:
The Symposium is a great opportunity to help shape the future of green
roof and wall development in Kentucky. The event will bring together
public, private, and NGO stakeholders to explore how to make Kentucky a
leader in the application of green roofs and walls to benefit the
environment and economy. Questions about the event? Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting? Contact Paul Erlichman at 416-971-4494 ex. 223 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register here.
benefits of green roofs and walls, including their capacity to manage
stormwater and improve the quality of water entering watersheds
- Emerging green roof and wall design practices
- New opportunities to advance the Kentuckiana green roof and wall industry
- Examples of green roofs thriving in and around Louisville
- Effective policies that encourage investment in green roofs and walls
|Oct. 8-10, 2015
||New Paths in the Environmental History of North America and the Ohio Valley
October 8-10, 2015 at UofL and The Filson Historical Society
UofL’s Arts and Culture Partnership and The Filson Institute for the Advanced Study of the Ohio Valley and the Upper South will host a three-day academic conference to explore the environmental history of North America. The conference will explore the history of interactions between humans and the physical environment, with a particular focus on issues most relevant to the environmental history of the Ohio Valley from the sixteenth through the twenty-first centuries. The conference seeks to understand the changing nature of the landscape, the built environment, and the political and cultural debates over how to protect and exploit the physical environment.
The conference will begin Thursday evening with a keynote address by Professor Uwe Lübken, Research Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany. On Friday and Saturday, the conference will meet in consecutive plenary sessions, with three sessions each day.
For questions concerning the conference, please contact Dr. A. Glenn Crothers, or consult the UofL History Department website; and The Filson website. This is a YES! Fest event!
YES! Fest 2015 - A Year of Environment and Sustainability
A year-long festival of our region's dynamic arts & cultural organizations united by the power of YES! In 2015, UofL's Center for Arts & Culture Partnerships
along with over 100 member organizations of the Arts & Cultural
Attractions Council of Louisville & Southern Indiana are uniting to
connect the arts, culture and the environment. YES! Fest unites
organizations throughout the community who have rarely worked together
and will provide art and culture where no one has ever expected to see
it – perhaps at a recycling center or a landfill – and will engage
dialogue and thoughtful conversation about sustainability throughout our
community. Don't miss out! Get in on the fun at our Events Calendar and Facebook Page.
- 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: