Become an Eco-Rep!This new program through the Sustainability Council offers in-depth campus sustainability training
for all students, faculty, and staff willing to become a point-person
for peer-to-peer mentoring about sustainability in their building, unit,
department, club, or residence hall. Eco-Reps also participate in on-going service opportunities. Basic and advanced certifications available. Full details here, or contact Eco-Reps Coordinator, Brian
Barnes <brian.barnes (at) louisville.edu>.
Volunteer! The Sustainability Council can put your skills and interests to work! Meeting schedules for the Sustainability Council and its Committees are available here. Your contributions are always welcome! For questions contact Justin Mog 502-852-8575, justin.mog (at) louisville.edu. Other volunteer opportunities include: 1. Many sustainability-focused service opportunities exist through UofL's new Eco-Reps program. 2.Get your hands dirty with UofL's Composting Project! Follow on
3. SOUL- Student Outreach Uniting Louisvilleoffers a variety of service projects throughout the academic year! 4.Get involved in one of the many Local Organizationspromoting sustainability in our community! The Office of Community Engagement lists service opportunities with all types of organizationshere.
See our Green Tips page for a list of ideas about what you can do to lead a more sustainable life and help improve our community.
Participate in some of the many UofL Sustainability Eventsthroughout the year!
Donate to the UofL Green Fund! Your contributions directly support our sustainability initiatives!
Take thePartnership for a Green City's energy pledge! Each of us can help UofL decrease the kilowatt hours used in many simple
ways. Become aware of the ways you use
energy at work and how you can also save money by changing habits at home.
Seek out local and sustainable products, services, events, and organizations: GreenList Louisville - Your guide to sustainable living.
Understand your current impact. Use these online tools to calculate your Ecological Footprint (an estimate how much land area it takes to support your lifestyle) and your Carbon Footprint (an estimate of your greenhouse gas emissions) and learn how to be part of the solution!
Offset your carbon emissions through a services such as Carbonfund.org.
Take the Student Survey! UofL students are encouraged to participate in a research study about
your environmental awareness & knowledge, environmental & social
attitudes, and environmental behaviors. More information. Participate in the survey.
Courses: Consider weaving sustainability themes into the classes you teach or offering new courses focused on sustainability. Our Green Threads program can help you get started.
Because sustainability concerns are interdisciplinary and universal,
there's no end to the possibilities for you and your students. Whether
your focus is off-campus or helping make UofL a living laboratory of
sustainability, our Research page will give you some resources and ideas to get started.
Lead By Example:
Faculty are mentors to the next generation. Students learn not only
from your lectures and assignments but by observing your actions. "Walk
the talk" by following these Green Tips for more sustainable behaviors!
All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to get involved in UofL's Sustainability Council! Meeting times for the Council and its Committees are available here: