UofL offers interdisciplinary degrees in Sustainability at the Bachelors and Masters levels.
The League of American Bicyclists has designated UofL as a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly University every year since 2013.
UofL's Garden Commons is a community space for cultivating friendships and delicious organic produce on campus year-round.
The University of Louisville is committed to integrating sustainability into everything we do - from how we manage our facilities, finances and people to what we teach in the classroom and what we research in the lab.
Our vision is to create a university that is itself a living laboratory for sustainability and a campus community that leads by example and educates as much by what we do as by what we say.
Our goal is to make decisions which reflect a balanced consideration for environmental, social and economic responsibility and to continually learn as we go.
Creating a more sustainable UofL is a dynamic, multi-faceted, long-term process. We have come a long way, but we recognize that there is still plenty of good work to be done.
As President Kim Schatzel stated in her first ten-minute address to her new UofL community, “Leadership is a team sport…and I ask that we work together to expand UofL’s already tremendous impact and address the great challenges of the globe today, such as climate change, global conflict, health and economic disparities, a future that is certain to include more catastrophic pandemics, sustainability, and the growing impact of mental health issues, and chronic disease.”
We invite you to learn more about our on-going UofL sustainability initiatives and to explore the many ways you can get involved and help us create a better world right here, right now. Donate here to support our work!
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The University of Louisville is located on the ancestral homeland of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee, the Osage Nation, and the Shawnee (including the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe, the Eastern Shawnee Tribe, and the Shawnee Tribe), who suffered genocide and forced displacement from these lands. We give thanks for the longstanding relationship that Indigenous Nations have to this land and seek to learn from it in order to heal our own broken relationship with the land. We acknowledge that the University of Louisville was founded in segregation and structural racism. We lament the historical and ongoing injustices that black, indigenous, and people of color endure in this country and around the world. May our words and deeds reflect this reality and contribute to fostering more respectful relationships.
Learn more about native lands. and the indigenous peoples of Louisville and Kentucky.
Thanks to our sponsors who support UofL's Sustainability Initiatives each year!