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Sustainability events are happening year-round at UofL!

Date Event
June 29, 2016 Garden Commons Workday
Wednesday, June 29th, 11am-noon, Garden Commons at the Cultural Center
Join us in UofL's organic garden for a series of practical, hands-on workshops about how to manage different aspects of a chemical-free garden! Anyone can work in the garden any time, but we'll gather together every other Wednesday 11am-noon from June 29 - Aug. 10. No prior experience necessary. Tools & gloves provided. The Garden Commons is open to participation throughout the year 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 our Facebook Page.
Thursdays through Oct. 27, 2016 Gray Street Farmers’ MarketGray St Farmers Mrkt Logo
Thursdays, 10:30am‒2pm (May 19 to Oct. 27)
Health Sciences Center, 485 E. Gray St.

With 11 unique local vendors, you'll find the finest in farm-fresh local products, including fruits, vegetables, pasture-raised meat & eggs, popcorn, honey & syrup, jams, granola, bread & baked goods, flowers, plants, prepared lunches, food trucks, and more. Cash, debit cards, SNAP benefits, and Senior Vouchers accepted! Open weekly rain or shine. Special food sampling events will be held at the market on June 9, July 14, and August 11. Watch Vendor Spotlights and our 20/20 Talks on food and sustainability at the GSFM YouTube Channel! Access our collection of delicious recipes for local products. More info: GSFM website, contact Market Manager, Melissa Schreck, or follow on Facebook
Thursdays through Oct. 13, 2016 Belknap Farmers Market logoUofL Belknap Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, 3:30-6:00pm (May 19th to Oct. 13th)
At 3rd St & Brandeis Ave in front of The Ville Grill

UofL's Belknap Campus Farmers' Market returns for its third year! Stop by for farm-fresh local products, including fruits, vegetables, pasture-raised meats & eggs, breads, baked goods & sweets, tea, honey, popcorn, canned goods, non-toxic home & body care products, prepared meals, and more.
- At the first market each month, Get Healthy Now will offer special “Take 20” fitness sessions at the market; and the Office of Health Promotion will offer cooking demonstrations and sampling on Sept. 8th and Oct. 6th with chef & health coach Mat Shalenko!
- Debit cards, SNAP benefits (EBT), and Senior Vouchers will be accepted by select vendors.
Open weekly, rain or shine! Email comments/questions. Follow us on Facebook
July 13, 2016 Garden Commons Workday
Wednesday, July 13th, 11am-noon, Garden Commons at the Cultural Center
Join us in UofL's organic garden for a series of practical, hands-on workshops about how to manage different aspects of a chemical-free garden! Anyone can work in the garden any time, but we'll gather together every other Wednesday 11am-noon from June 29 - Aug. 10. No prior experience necessary. Tools & gloves provided. The Garden Commons is open to participation throughout the year 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 our Facebook Page.
July 27, 2016 Garden Commons Workday
Wednesday, July 27th, 11am-noon, Garden Commons at the Cultural Center
Join us in UofL's organic garden for a series of practical, hands-on workshops about how to manage different aspects of a chemical-free garden! Anyone can work in the garden any time, but we'll gather together every other Wednesday 11am-noon from June 29 - Aug. 10. No prior experience necessary. Tools & gloves provided. The Garden Commons is open to participation throughout the year 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 our Facebook Page.
Aug. 10, 2016 Garden Commons Workday
Wednesday, Aug. 10th, 11am-noon, Garden Commons at the Cultural Center
Join us in UofL's organic garden for a series of practical, hands-on workshops about how to manage different aspects of a chemical-free garden! Anyone can work in the garden any time, but we'll gather together every other Wednesday 11am-noon from June 29 - Aug. 10. No prior experience necessary. Tools & gloves provided. The Garden Commons is open to participation throughout the year 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 our Facebook Page.
Aug. 17-27, 2016

Sustainability is being woven into Welcome Week 2016, including the following events:

  • Thursday, Aug. 18th - S.O.U.L. Service Projects
    8am-12:30pm, various sites. The Sustainability Council will be organizing on-campus volunteer sites for SOUL, in addition to the many off-campus community service projects! Get to know fellow students and UofL faculty and staff while exploring diversity on campus and in the Louisville community. Discover how to make the most of UofL service and leadership opportunities, then work alongside those you met to learn first-hand about the many facets of our “Possibility City.” Register here.
  • Thursday, Aug. 18th - Gray Street Farmers' MarketGray St Farmers Mrkt Logo
    Every Thursday 10:30am-2:00pm (through Oct. 27)
    Health Sciences Center, 485 E Gray St.

    Enjoy lunch from area food trucks & stock up on the finest local products: produce, pasture-raised meat & eggs, popcorn, honey, jam, granola, baked goods, flowers, plants, etc.
  • Thursday, Aug. 18th - Belknap Farmers' MarketBelknap Farmers Market logo
    Every Thursday 3:30-6:00pm (through Oct. 13) on Brandeis Street in front of The Ville Grill.
    Get the good stuff at UofL's weekly Farmers' Market! Bring a bag & load up on farm-fresh local fruit, veggies, popcorn, ice cream, bread, honey, meat, eggs, crafts, etc. Nothing's better for the health of your body, area farms, or the planet!
  • Saturday, Aug. 20th - Garden Commons Salsa Party Harvest Fest!
    2
    :00 - 3:00pm outside the Cultural 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 learn how you can get involved and learn how to grow your own food right here on campus! The Food Literacy Project will also bring to campus their Truck Farm - a pick-up with veggies planted in it! Sponsored by the UofL Sustainability Council with help from our friends in the Office of Health Promotion. Connect with us on Facebook.
  • Saturday, Aug. 20th - Louisville Sustainability Bike Tour
    3:30 pm meet up outside the SRC

    Take a fun afternoon bike ride with the Student Cycling Coalition and explore your new community through the lens of environmental stewardship and social justice. Don’t have a bike? Check one out from the SRC through UofL’s Bikeshare Program. Attendees get a UofL Sustainability water bottle!
  • Sunday, Aug. 21st - UofL Community Composting Volunteer Day
    Every Sunday noon-1pm (200 block of 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!
  • Tuesday, Aug. 23rd - Recognized Student Organizations (RSO) Fair
    11am-1pm, Red Barn plaza. Free food! Come learn about the many sustainability-related student groups on campus and sign-up to get involved!
  • Wednesday, Aug. 24th - UofL Involvement Fair
    11am-1pm, Red Barn plaza. Free food! Stop by the UofL Sustainability table to find out how you can make a difference, take the Cards Go Green! Pledge and grab some green goodies, or get a free bike tune-up!
  • TENTATIVE: Thursday, Aug. 25th - Pedal with the President!
    7:30am leaves from Amelia Place (2515 Longest Avenue)
    Join President Ramsey for a fun, easy 30-min. ride to UofL (HSC or Belknap) from the official Presidential residence in the Highlands! By cycling to campus, Dr. Ramsey highlights his support for healthy, sustainable lifestyles. BYO bike & helmet.
Aug. 20, 2016 Garden Commons Salsa Party Harvest Fest!
Saturday, Aug. 20th, 2:00 - 3:00pm outside the Cultural Center
Stop by UofL's organic, student-run garden to sample some of the delicious fresh produce we've grown together over the summer and learn how you can get involved and learn how to grow your own food right here on campus! The Food Literacy Project will also bring to campus their Truck Farm - a pick-up with veggies planted in it! Sponsored by the UofL Sustainability Council with help from our friends in the Office of Health Promotion. Connect with us on Facebook.
Sept. 10, 2016 Waterfront Botanical Garden’s reGeneration Fair
Saturday, Sept. 10th 2-5pm at the corner of Frankfort Avenue and River Road

UofL EcoReps will offer DIY composting demonstrations at Waterfront Botanical Garden’s reGeneration Fair 2016! The fair is a community event designed to celebrate and showcase sustainable living initiatives and practices, with activities for all ages and a focus on DIY so that patrons can leave with new knowledge of sustainable practices they can implement in their own lives. There will also be beer, food, and live music. The event will be hosted on the proposed garden site.
Through Sept. 30, 2016 National Bike Challenge!National Bike Challenge May-Sept
May 1st to September 30th, 2016
Saddle up and ride for team UofL in the 2016 National Bike Challenge! Show your support for a healthy lifestyle and sustainable transportation. Register as an individual to compete against your peers. Your miles cycled will count towards the University of Louisville (workplace or school) total, as well as qualify employees 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!
To Register:
1.    Visit nationalbikechallenge.org
2.    Click “join”
3.    Select “The University of Louisville” as your workplace (students register for “University of Louisville” under school category)
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.
Oct. 26-29, 2016 39th Applied Geography Conference
Oct 26-29, 2016 at the Galt House Hotel (140 N 4th St)
Faculty from UofL are helping organize this year's Applied Geography Conference in Louisville. For over three decades, the Applied Geography Conferences have provided a forum for the exchange and critique of ideas related to the application of geographic concepts, analytical techniques, data and methods. The conference brings together practitioners, academics, and other professionals who seek geographic solutions and explanations to societal problems, including:
Applied Climatology * Business & Retail * Geospatial Science & Technology * Geog Edu
Environmental Studies * Medical Geography * Natural Hazards * Race & Ethnicity *
Water Resources & Environmental Policy * Military Geography * Census Geography
In addition to paper sessions, the conference also features panel discussions, exhibits, poster presentations, field trips, special events, and a Student Paper Competition and a Student Poster Competition. Students presentations in the form of either papers or posters emphasizing the application of empirically based research to human and environmental problem-solving will be the focus of the competition. Submission of abstracts for papers or posters must be made to the Applied Geography Conference Board of Directors by May 31st, 2016. Please choose Abstract Only when submitting online here. Presentation title, 250-word abstract, AV needs, or titles of organized sessions can be submitted to: Jay Lee, Dept of Geography, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242-0001. email: jlee@kent.edu.
  • Meeting times for the Sustainability Council and its Committees are available here:
  • The Sustainability Council's anchor event each fall is Campus Sustainability Day in mid-October:

 

 


 

 

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