Draft UofL Sustainability Plan seeking comment
UofL's Sustainability Council has been working over the last year to produce a draft of the first-ever comprehensive Sustainability Plan for the University of Louisville. Please review the draft UofL Sustainability Plan - Pathway to Platinum.
This first Sustainability Plan for the University of Louisville was drafted from Fall 2020 through Fall 2021 thanks to the dedicated efforts of a work group of the UofL Sustainability Council's Planning & Administration Committee made up of three faculty, three staff, and three student members. It was submitted to the full Council and the campus community for comment in January 2022 prior to submission to the UofL Administration for final approval.
Entitled "Pathway to Platinum," the plan outlines a strategy for moving UofL from a Gold to a Platinum rating in the STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) framework developed by AASHE (the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education). This means moving from over 65 points to 85 out of a possible 100 points in the STARS framework.
The Plan also incorporates a revised draft of our 2010 UofL Climate Action Plan, and the 2021 Strategic Vision for Institutional Zero Waste that we developed in collaboration with the Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN).
The public and all members of the campus community are encouraged to review the draft plan and submit any comments or feedback prior to finalization and submission to the University President and Provost.
You may also address any comments or questions to Brent Fryrear, chair of the Sustainability Planning workgroup of the Council.