Sustainability in Welcome Week 2024

When Aug 15, 2024 10:00 AM to
Aug 18, 2024 04:00 PM
Where various locations
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Sustainability in Welcome Week 2024
Aug. 15th - 18th, 2024
The UofL Sustainability Council will welcome new students to campus with a variety of events designed to engage your passion! Events include:

  • Lighten Your Load Free Stuff SwapThursday, Aug. 15th
    Trash-to-Treasure Move-in Free Sale!
    10am-4pm, Garden Commons at the Baptist Center
    The UofL Free Store will hold a pop-up free sale on Move-In Day to help you avoid the trip to Target! Load up on free clothing, shoes, accessories, linens, kitchen & housewares, cleaning & school supplies, and much more - all donated by students during last year's Trash-to-Treasure Move-Out!
  • Thursday, Aug. 15thGray Street Farmers Market
    Gray Street Farmers’ Market
    10:30am‒1:30pm, Health Sciences Center, 634 S Jackson St
    UofL's farmers' market is open every Thursday through September! With many unique local vendors, you'll find the finest in farm-fresh products, including locally grown produce, honey, jams, pickles, granola, baked goods, desserts, crafts, grab-and-go lunch items, and more. Cash, debit cards & SNAP benefits accepted! Open rain or shine, the market is operated by UofL's School of Public Health and Information Sciences in partnership with Catholic Charities’ Common Earth Gardens.
  • Friday, Aug. 16th
    7-9pm, SRC
    Visit our UofL Sustainability booth at Night at the Rec. Bring your bike for a free tune--up!
  • Saturday, Aug. 17th
    Sustainability Shopping Spree!
    12:30-2pm, Belknap Plaza (between SAC and Belknap Village South) 
    The UofL Free Store and Cardinal Cupboard will be holding a pop-up shop where everything is FREE. These student-run services are available year-round to help keep useful stuff out of the landfill while lowering your bills. The Free Store is a place for free exchange of clothing, shoes, accessories, linens, kitchen & housewares, cleaning & school supplies, and much more. The Cardinal Cupboard is our on-campus food pantry offering both fresh and packaged foods whenever you need.
  • Saturday, Aug. 17th
    1-5pm, SAC 2nd floor Cardinal Lounge
    Visit our UofL Sustainability booth and learn how to get involved on campus!
  • Saturday, Aug. 17th
    Sustainable Louisville Bike Tour
    Welcome Week Sustainability Bike Tour
    2:00 – 4:30pm, meet up outside the SRC - Register here.
    Take a fun afternoon bike ride with the UofL Sustainability Council! Explore your new community through the lens of environmental stewardship and social justice. Visit Falls City Community Bikeworks, a non-profit community bike shop close to campus where you can learn how to fix your bike, access tools free, and get free used parts or low-cost supplies and used bikes! Don’t have a bike? Check one out from the SRC through UofL’s free Bikeshare Program. Check out our route here. Please Register Here.
  • Sunday, Aug. 18th
    UofL Community CompostingUofL Community Composting Volunteer Day
    Noon-2pm, 250 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!
  • Salsa PartySunday, Aug. 18th
    Garden Commons Salsa Party

    2-3pm, Garden Commons (next to Baptist 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 discover how you can get involved and learn how to grow your own food right here on campus! Sponsored by the UofL Sustainability Council.