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|June 15, 2021||
Learning Cafe: Juneteenth - The Cost of Independence. The history of what it really means to be free.
Tuesday, June 15th, noon-1pm, virtual - Register here.
Join us to learn the importance of Juneteenth and why we recognize it. Lamont Collins, founder of the Roots 101 African American History Museum located in downtown Louisville, will discuss Juneteenth, including its history and why it matters today.Co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Equity and the Black Faculty/Staff Association. Register here.
|Fridays, Apr. 30 - Aug. 20, 2021||
Garden Commons Summer Workdays
Fridays, 12pm-1pm, Garden Commons (SW corner of Strickler Hall)
All are welcome at our weekly group workdays in UofL's organic Garden Commons at the southwest corner of Strickler Hall, east of the Speed Art Museum Parking Garage, and across the walkway from the Biology Department's Korfhage Native Plant Garden! Join us to learn (by doing) how to grow hyper-local, super-delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruits! Anyone can work in the garden any time, but we'll gather together every Friday at noon throughout the summer (Apr. 30 - Aug. 20) to plant, weed, water, and harvest. No prior experience necessary. Tools & gloves provided. The Garden Commons is open to participation any time from students, staff, faculty, and community members. Everyone who comes is welcome to share in the harvest! Connect with us and get all the details on Facebook or Instagram. Facebook Event.
UofL Community Composting Volunteer Day
Every Sunday, Noon-2pm
240 E. Bloom St. (one block north of Cardinal Blvd. between Brook & Floyd Streets - map here)
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.
|June 21, 2021|
|June 21, 2021||
Join the Conversation: Becoming Antiracist - Failure, Success & Survival
Monday, June 21st, 5-7pm, online
Moving beyond Conversations about racism and into antiracist action by building a shared understanding of what it means to be an antiracist and how to take appropriate action as individuals and collectively to foster a more equitable and inclusive community. Conversation topics are based on Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's Bestselling text, "How To Be an Antiracist". Reading is not required for participation. Panelists: President Neeli Bendapudi, Shauntrice Martin, Representative Attica Scott, Shameka L. Parrish-Wright. Sponsored the Office of Diversity Education & Inclusive Excellence, Office of the President, Senior Associate Vice President for Diversity & Equity, and Louisville Alumni. Register here.
|June 26, 2021||
Scott's Gap Hike and Trash Cleanup
Saturday, June 26, from 10:00am–1:00pm
Jefferson Memorial Forest, Scotts Gap Trailhead, 13473 Scotts Gap Rd, Louisville
Join the UofL Botanical Society for a fantastic summer hike and trash cleanup! We will be tackling the Scotts Gap Shortcut Trail. Come prepared! You should bring: Plenty of water, hiking shoes/boots, bug spray, long pants, a hat, a snack or two, a camera, and field guides. We will be meeting in the parking lot by the trailhead marker at 10 o'clock. If you need a ride/carpool, email firstname.lastname@example.org. BoSo will provide you with bags and gloves for trash cleanup as we hike. RSVP on Engage.
|May 1 - Sept. 30, 2021||
2021 National Bike Challenge
May 1st to September 30th, 2021
Saddle up and ride for Team UofL in the 2021 National Bike Challenge! Show your support for a healthy lifestyle and sustainable transportation. Register for the National Bike Challenge and Join Team UofL as an individual to compete against your peers. Simply log your trips by bicycle for fun, fitness, or transportation. Your miles and days cycled will qualify you for great prizes through Get Healthy Now, including the grand prize of a $400 voucher to a local bike shop, co-sponsored by UofL's Sustainability Council! The National Bike Challenge is open to everyone, however the Get Healthy Now competition is restricted to UofL employees, retirees, and their spouses/qualifying adults. Check out our online resources for UofL Bicyclists - with handy maps, videos, and tips for getting around town care-free and car-free!
|Aug. 19-22, 2021||
Sustainability in Welcome Week 2021
|Aug. 30 - Sept. 30, 2021||
Step 2: Challenge yourself (and your friends!) to get to campus differently!
* NOTE: Though certainly better than driving, getting around via lazy, coal-powered electric scooters does not qualify for this Challenge. Skip the dirty electricity and use your muscles to qualify!
Explore all of UofL's Sustainable Transportation Options.
Connect with us, trash-talk, and post about your commute on(event link to come).
Join us for a workday at the Pollinator Garden next to the Life Sciences building! We will be following all COVID-19 guidelines as outlined by UofL and the CDC. Masks will be required. If you do not have one, one will be provided for you. Social distancing also required.
- plenty of water
- a light snack
- gardening gloves
- a hat (optional)
- long pants (recommended)
- bug spray (recommended)
*We will not have workdays if it is raining, above 90 degrees F, less than 40 degrees F, or is otherwise hazardous conditions.
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