UofL to Launch a Sustainability Living-Learning Community
In Fall 2018, UofL will launch a new on-campus community to provide students interested in sustainability and sustainable living with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the principles and practice of sustainability, while developing skills, leadership, and a community of support. Participants in this immersive LLC live together, take classes together, and take action together. They participate in campus sustainability programming and service projects. As sustainability is an inherently transdisciplinary pursuit, participants from any major are welcome. You do not have to be pursuing a degree in Sustainability to live in this community, but participants will be exposed to this new major as an option.
This community will be housed in Bettie Johnson Hall. Learn more about Bettie Johnson Hall.
Required courses for the Sustainability Community:
- Fall: SUST 101: Introduction to Sustainability (3 cr.)
- Spring: SUST 202: Behavioral Dimensions (Environmental Decision Making) (3)
OR SUST 301: Sustainable Built Environment (3)
What are the benefits of participating in the Sustainability Community?
- Opportunities to cement the lessons of the classroom through practical application, service, and community-building.
- Explore your impact and take action. Participants will be expected to benchmark the sustainability of their lifestyle (e.g. through an Ecological Footprint calculator, Slavery Footprint calculator, etc.), develop an action plan to reduce their footprint, and assess their progress.
- Opportunities to meet with sustainability faculty, staff and professional advisors outside of the classroom and appointments.
- Exposure to sustainability-related service and leadership opportunities on and off campus.
- Programming designed to expand your understanding of sustainability and connect you to fellow students, faculty, staff, and community members with similar interests.
Who can apply for the Sustainability Community?
- The Sustainability LLC is open to students of any year, age, gender, sexual orientation, faith, race, ethnicity, or ability.
- All that is required is an interest in sustainability and a willingness to enroll in the required courses and participate in service and programming.
- As sustainability is an inherently transdisciplinary pursuit, participants from any major are welcome. You do not have to be pursuing a degree in Sustainability to live in this community, but participants will be exposed to this new major as an option.
- If you are interested in applying, please fill out our Housing Application. After completing the housing application, please complete the Sustainability Community application.
***Potential applicants are encouraged to first explore the UofL Sustainability website to learn more about what sustainability encompasses and what opportunities exist on campus.