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|May 21, 2022||
Saturday, May 21st, 10am-2pm, UofL Shelby Campus (440 N Whittington Pkwy)
Pop-Up Drop-Offs are free recycling and large item disposal events for residents of Jefferson County.
Items must already be separated into categories for easy off-loading so as much can be recycled as possible.
|May 1-31, 2022||
Bike Month Challenge
May 1st – 31st, 2022
UofL’s Sustainability Council and Get Healthy Now encourage you to saddle up and ride for Team UofL in the Bike Month Challenge! Reap the rewards of a healthy lifestyle and show your support for sustainable transportation. Register for the Bike Month Challenge as an individual to be entered to win fabulous national prizes like a $1500 bicycle, Love To Ride t-shirts, and durable waterproof bags from UPSO made from recycled truck tarpaulins! Join Team UofL on Strava to log your rides and encourage/compete against your peers for the UofL Grand Prize. Simply log your trips by bicycle for fun, fitness, or transportation. Your miles and days cycled will qualify you for the grand prize of a $200 voucher to a local bike shop! Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to compete. Check out our online resources for UofL Bicyclists - with handy maps, videos, and tips for getting around town care-free and car-free! Facebook Event.
UofL Community Composting Volunteer Day
Every Sunday, Noon-2pm
240 E. Bloom St. (a block north of Cardinal Blvd. between Brook & Floyd Streets - map)
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! All participants are welcome to haul home some rich UofL compost for gardening projects in your own containers/vehicle. This is a weekly service opportunity throughout the year. Contact: Brian Barnes, 502-338-1338.
|May 26 - Aug. 5|
|May 27, 2022||
Serviceberry Foraging Party
Friday, May 27th, 1pm, Garden Commons (SW corner of Strickler Hall)
Bring a pail or Tupperware and get ready to load up on the sweetest "secret" right under our noses! Serviceberries (aka Juneberries) are native to Kentucky and they are planted all over the city as a common, low-maintenance street tree. The fruits are ripe for only two weeks around June 1st. They are similar to blueberries but a little bit nutty (the trees are in the almond family!). UofL's campus boasts many loaded serviceberries and during this special workshop, we will walk around to visit many of them! Pick and take home as many as you can. Enjoy them fresh or freeze them for pies and smoothies year-round! Meetup at the Garden Commons and we'll go from there. For inspiration, read Robin Wall Kimmerer's deeply insightful essay, The Serviceberry: An Economy of Abundance. Facebook Event.
|June 4, 2022||
|June 15, 2022||
UofL Community Composting & Louisville Compost Co-op Host Green Drinks Louisville
Wednesday, June 15th, 6pm, 240 E. Bloom St. (a block north of Cardinal Blvd. between Brook & Floyd Streets - map)
The Louisville Sustainability Council’s Green Drinks is a casual bi-monthly meet-up of community members and organizations, featuring different speakers from across the city to educate and inform the community on local happenings, projects, and initiatives. Each presentation is followed by Q&A, discussion, and networking. On June 15th, they will be visiting UofL’s volunteer-powered community composting project! Green Drinks takes place on the third Wednesday of every other month at 6pm at rotating venues around town. Full details.
|July 25-29, 2022
UofL Social Justice Youth Summer Camp
Monday-Friday, July 25th-29th
Consider registering your young leaders in grades 4-12 in the Social Justice Youth Summer Camp presented by UofL's Cultural and Equity Centers. The camp runs from July 25-29 for one week of exploring truth as participants develop into social justice warriors for self and society! This year’s theme is "America's Pathology: Education, Liberation & Action." The camp will explore topics of diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice all while engaging with community peers and staff from the University of Louisville. We hope to build a community of youth who are students for activism, striving for advocacy, screaming for action. Applications are due April 29th and there will be a virtual parent interest meeting on March 7 at 6pm (Parent Interest Meeting RSVP here.). More information on Facebook and online.
|August 30, 2022||
Sustainability Roundtable: Laura Grabowski, Housing and Community Development
Tuesday, August 30th, 4pm, virtual
Join Microsoft Teams Meeting or dial-in at 502-792-9582 (Conference ID: 930 044 957#)
Join the UofL Sustainability Council for our Fall Sustainability Roundtable series on alternate Tuesdays from 4:00-4:50pm (8/30, 9/13, 9/27, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29). We kick-off the fall series August 30th, with our special guest, Laura Grabowski, the Director of the Office of Housing and Community Development at Louisville Metro Government. Laura's office is responsible for increasing the quantity and improving the quality of affordable housing choices as well as addressing vacant and abandoned properties. Laura holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Indiana University Southeast and a Master’s Degree in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware.
No pre-registration is required. The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers throughout the year, followed by 20-30 minutes of open discussion. Anyone with an interest in sustainability can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public. If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Tamara Sluss.
TEDxUofL: Finding Balance in a Post-COVID World
FALL 2022, details TBA
The Urban & Public Affairs Student Association (UPASA) is sponsoring a TEDx event in Fall 2022. Registered student organizations (including Mortar Board) are co-sponsoring. The topic is, "Finding Balance in a Post-COVID World," and will cover many aspects of how we, as individuals, and our community are dealing with the "new normal," with a focus on non-medical issues. We invite faculty, staff and students interested in applying to be a TEDx speaker to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. More information on our website.
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