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Sustainability events are happening year-round at UofL!

Date Event
May 1 to Sept. 30, 2016 National Bike Challenge!National Bike Challenge May-Sept
May 1st to September 30th, 2016
Saddle up and ride for team UofL in the 2016 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!
To Register:
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)
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.
May 12, 2016 Phoenix House Grand Opening
Thursday, May 12th at 9am, just southeast of Ernst Hall

The J.B. Speed School of Engineering and Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research invite you to the Phoenix House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Dedication. The Phoenix House was built as the UofL/Ball State entry into the 2013 Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition, where it won the Affordability challenge. Now located on UofL’s campus in the J.B. Speed School complex, the Phoenix House will serve as the Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research’s living laboratory for studying renewable energy and energy efficiency prototype technologies in conjunction with industry. All are welcome and you can RSVP here.
May 13, 2016 Urban Heat Island Symposium
Friday, May 13th, 8:30am – 4:30pm at JCTC

The Partnership for a Green City will host this community symposium on the Urban Heat Island effect that is plaguing Louisville. We'll discuss both the problem and solutions that institutions and residents can take to tackle it. All are welcome and there will be a minimal charge to cover lunch. More details TBA.
May 14, 2016 Kentucky Solar Energy Society Annual Meeting
Saturday, May 14th, 1:00-4:30pm, Ernst Hall Auditorium
This meeting is free and open to all KySES members, subscribers, students, guests and the general public interested in learning more about solar power in Kentucky. Expect an interactive afternoon with participation from attendees and presenters including UofL's Dr. Thad Druffel on the state of solar generation and updates from KySES board members on efforts such as solar legislation and Solar Over Louisville. Enjoy a tour of UofL's Solar Decathlon House, as well as a Solar 101 overview. Download the 2016 KySES Annual Meeting Agenda, and the UofL Campus Map for the location of Ernst Hall (coordinates C-10 on the map). For more information, please contact kysesinfo@gmail.com or Theresa Martin, KySES Chaiperson, theresa@littlewolf.org 606-618-0300.
May 19 to Oct. 27, 2016 Gray Street Farmers’ MarketGray St Farmers Mrkt Logo
Thursdays, 10:30am‒2pm (May 19 to Oct. 27)
Health Sciences Center, 485 E. Gray St.

With many local vendors, you'll find the finest in farm-fresh local products, including fruits, vegetables, pasture-raised meat & eggs, popcorn, honey & syrup, jams, granola, bread & baked goods, flowers, plants, prepared lunches, food trucks, and more. Cash, debit cards, SNAP benefits, and Senior Vouchers accepted! Open weekly rain or shine. Watch Vendor Spotlights and our 20/20 Talks on food and sustainability at the GSFM YouTube Channel! Access our collection of delicious recipes for local products. More info: GSFM website, contact Market Manager, Melissa Schreck, or follow on Facebook
May 19 to Oct. 13, 2016 Belknap Farmers Market logoUofL Belknap Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, 3:30-6:00pm (May 19th to Oct. 13th)
At 3rd St & Brandeis Ave in front of The Ville Grill

UofL's Belknap Campus Farmers' Market returns for its third year! Stop by for farm-fresh local products, including fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, prepared meals, baked goods, honey, popcorn, granola, canned goods, non-toxic home & body care products, crafts, and more.
- At the first market each month, Get Healthy Now will offer special “Take 20” fitness sessions at the market; and starting in late August, look for the Office of Health Promotion's cooking demonstrations and sampling with chef & health coach Mat Shalenko!
- Debit cards, SNAP benefits (EBT), and Senior Vouchers will be accepted by select vendors.
Open weekly, rain or shine! Email comments/questions. Follow us on Facebook
June 3, 2016 Reuse Summit
Friday, June 3rd, 8:30am – 4:30pm at JCTC

The Partnership for a Green City will host this community summit on materials reuse and repurposing in Louisville. We'll discuss both the problems of solid waste and solutions that institutions and residents can take to tackle it. All are welcome and there will be a minimal charge to cover lunch. More details TBA.
Aug. 17-27, 2016

Sustainability is being woven into Welcome Week 2016, including the following events:

  • Thursday, Aug. 18th - S.O.U.L. Service Projects
    8am-12:30pm, various sites. The Sustainability Council will be organizing on-campus volunteer sites for SOUL, in addition to the many off-campus community service projects! Get to know fellow students and UofL faculty and staff while exploring diversity on campus and in the Louisville community. Discover how to make the most of UofL service and leadership opportunities, then work alongside those you met to learn first-hand about the many facets of our “Possibility City.” Register here.
  • Thursday, Aug. 18th - Gray Street Farmers' MarketGray St Farmers Mrkt Logo
    Every Thursday 10:30am-2:00pm (through Oct. 27)
    Health Sciences Center, 485 E Gray St.

    Enjoy lunch from area food trucks & stock up on the finest local products: produce, pasture-raised meat & eggs, popcorn, honey, jam, granola, baked goods, flowers, plants, etc.
  • Thursday, Aug. 18th - Belknap Farmers' MarketBelknap Farmers Market logo
    Every Thursday 3:30-6:00pm (through Oct. 13) on Brandeis Street in front of The Ville Grill.
    Get the good stuff at UofL's weekly Farmers' Market! Bring a bag & load up on farm-fresh local fruit, veggies, popcorn, ice cream, bread, honey, meat, eggs, crafts, etc. Nothing's better for the health of your body, area farms, or the planet!
  • Saturday, Aug. 20th - Garden Commons Harvest Party
    2
    :00 - 3:00pm outside the Cultural Center

    Stop by UofL's organic, student-run garden to sample some of the delicious fresh produce we've grown together over the summer and learn how you can get involved and learn how to grow your own food right here on campus! The Food Literacy Project will also bring to campus their Truck Farm - a pick-up with veggies planted in it! Sponsored by the UofL Sustainability Council.
  • Saturday, Aug. 20th - Louisville Sustainability Bike Tour
    3:30 pm meet up outside the SRC

    Take a fun afternoon bike ride with the Student Cycling Coalition and explore your new community through the lens of environmental stewardship and social justice. Don’t have a bike? Check one out from the SRC through UofL’s Bikeshare Program. Attendees get a UofL Sustainability water bottle!
  • Sunday, Aug. 21st - UofL Community Composting Volunteer Day
    Every Sunday noon-1pm (200 block of E. Bloom St. just one block north of Cardinal Blvd. between Brook and Floyd Streets)

    Come help us turn “trash” into treasure as we manage UofL’s volunteer-powered community composting operation. Dress to get dirty. Tools provided. Learn about worm composting and becoming a UofL EcoRep!
  • Tuesday, Aug. 23rd - Recognized Student Organizations (RSO) Fair
    11am-1pm, Red Barn plaza. Free food! Come learn about the many sustainability-related student groups on campus and sign-up to get involved!
  • Wednesday, Aug. 24th - UofL Involvement Fair
    11am-1pm, Red Barn plaza. Free food! Stop by the UofL Sustainability table to find out how you can make a difference, take the Cards Go Green! Pledge and grab some green goodies, or get a free bike tune-up!
Aug. 20, 2016 Garden Commons Harvest Party
Saturday, Aug. 20th, 2:00 - 3:00pm outside the Cultural Center
Stop by UofL's organic, student-run garden to sample some of the delicious fresh produce we've grown together over the summer and learn how you can get involved and learn how to grow your own food right here on campus! The Food Literacy Project will also bring to campus their Truck Farm - a pick-up with veggies planted in it! Sponsored by the UofL Sustainability Council.
Sept. 10, 2016 Waterfront Botanical Garden’s reGeneration Fair
Saturday, Sept. 10th 2-5pm at the corner of Frankfort Avenue and River Road

UofL EcoReps will offer DIY composting demonstrations at Waterfront Botanical Garden’s reGeneration Fair 2016! The fair is a community event designed to celebrate and showcase sustainable living initiatives and practices, with activities for all ages and a focus on DIY so that patrons can leave with new knowledge of sustainable practices they can implement in their own lives. There will also be beer, food, and live music. The event will be hosted on the proposed garden site.
Oct. 26-29, 2016 39th Applied Geography Conference
Oct 26-29, 2016 at the Galt House Hotel (140 N 4th St)
Faculty from UofL are helping organize this year's Applied Geography Conference in Louisville. For over three decades, the Applied Geography Conferences have provided a forum for the exchange and critique of ideas related to the application of geographic concepts, analytical techniques, data and methods. The conference brings together practitioners, academics, and other professionals who seek geographic solutions and explanations to societal problems, including:
Applied Climatology * Business & Retail * Geospatial Science & Technology * Geog Edu
Environmental Studies * Medical Geography * Natural Hazards * Race & Ethnicity *
Water Resources & Environmental Policy * Military Geography * Census Geography
In addition to paper sessions, the conference also features panel discussions, exhibits, poster presentations, field trips, special events, and a Student Paper Competition and a Student Poster Competition. Students presentations in the form of either papers or posters emphasizing the application of empirically based research to human and environmental problem-solving will be the focus of the competition. Submission of abstracts for papers or posters must be made to the Applied Geography Conference Board of Directors by May 31st, 2016. Please choose Abstract Only when submitting online here. Presentation title, 250-word abstract, AV needs, or titles of organized sessions can be submitted to: Jay Lee, Dept of Geography, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242-0001. email: jlee@kent.edu.
  • 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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