Sustainability in Welcome Week 2019
The UofL Sustainability Council will welcome new students to campus with a variety of events designed to engage your passion during Welcome Week 2019!
Thursday, Aug. 15 - Gray Street Farmers' Market
Every Thursday 10:30am-1:30pm (through Oct. 31) 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. 15 – Cardinal Nest
11am – 4pm, Student Rec Center
Stop by the UofL Sustainability booth and get connected with sustainable living resources! We’ll have information about how to get around Louisville without owning a car (transit, bikeshare, carpooling), where to eat (and grow!) healthy local food on campus, and how to find the UofL Free Store! Bring your bike for a free bike tune-up!
Friday, Aug. 16 – Kick Back in the Stacks
7:30pm - 9:30pm, Ekstrom Library
The library comes to life with a dramatic mix of student performers, student organizations, campus resources, local food samples, and more. Stop by the UofL Sustainability booth, sample some fresh tea made from herbs grown in our campus gardens and learn how to get involved in campus sustainability!
Saturday, Aug. 17 - S.O.U.L. Service Projects
9:00am - 1:00pm, various sites (meetup at SAC Ballroom).
The Sustainability Council is offering on-campus volunteer sites for SOUL, including the Garden Commons, UofL Community Composting project, and UofL Free Store, 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.”
Saturday, Aug. 17 - Garden Commons Salsa Party Harvest Fest
4:00 - 5:00pm outside the Cultural Center
Stop by UofL's organic, student-run Garden Commons 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! Sponsored by the UofL Sustainability Council and the Office of Health Promotion.
Sunday, Aug. 18 - UofL Community Composting Volunteer Day
Every Sunday noon-2pm (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!
Sunday, Aug. 18 – Louisville Sustainability Bike Tour
3:00 – 5:00pm meet up outside the SRC
Take a fun afternoon bike ride with the Student Cycling Coalition and UofL Sustainability Council! 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 or take a spin on a free LouVelo bike for the day. Check out our route here.
Wednesday, Aug. 21 - Involvement Fair
11:30am-1pm, Red Barn plaza
Free food! Come learn about the many sustainability-related student groups on campus and sign-up to get involved! Stop by the UofL Sustainability table to find out how you can make a difference, take the Cards Go Green! Pledge, grab some green goodies, and learn about the Cards Commuter Challenge with our partner at Every Commute Counts!