Sustainability & Cannabis Workshop

When Oct 26, 2018
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Ekstrom Library W210
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Contact Phone (502) 377-2712
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Head Shot Full Length Low Res.jpgJoin us for our monthly EcoReps Lunch & Learn workshop featuring a free vegetarian lunch and locals making a difference in sustainability!

For UofL Sustainability Week, we are teaming up with UofL's organic Garden Commonsfor a special workshop on sustainable agriculture.

Our guest speaker will be Sean Vandevander, an independent candidate for Louisville's next mayor who is running on a pro-cannabis platform. Sean is co-owner of a kanaf farm and sees these two crops as a sustainable solution for revitalizing Kentucky's agricultural economy and family farms. Sean's talk will be on "Sustainability and Cannabis: Navigating an ever growing bureaucracy." It will center on the explosion of the legal cannabis industry. Impacts on sustainability, and how to navigate government red tape while implementing long lasting practices that generate economic and environmental benefit. What is a circular economy? How do we close the loop of the materials used in packaging and dispensing cannabis? Materials recovery, and the micro economies of start ups that will cater to this new niche market. Sean will touch loosely on Kentucky history and cannabis, as well as give personal insight into the failures and successes of the Kentucky Hemp Program, and predictions for a legal cannabis industry in Kentucky.

The Sustainability Council’s EcoReps program is designed to move students, faculty & staff beyond talk to action for a more sustainable UofL!

We provide basic training & resources, service opportunities, and leadership positions as a point-person & peer-to-peer advocate for sustainability.

This fall, we'll continue our series of in-person workshops each month on last Fridays at noon in Ekstrom Library room W210.

JEco-Reps logooin us for lunch and bring your reusable plate, utensils, and cup to minimize waste!

All are welcome. More info on EcoReps website. This is a UofL Sustainability Week event!

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