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Rochelle Holm & Emily Coleman take on the National Bike Challenge

Team UofL continues to pedal for health, fun, and climate justice in the National Bike Challenge, which runs May – September 2020.

So far, UofL staff, faculty, and students have pedaled a total of 16,306 miles on 1,174 rides, with 333 bike commutes of 2,846 miles preventing 1,829lbs of carbon pollution!

The Sustainability Council & Get Healthy Now congratulate our top riders who continue to dominate: Kamila Bujko, Melissa Miller, Rachel Singel, Tim Followell, and Justin Mog (who was the top bike commuter in the nation in July, have pedaled a total of 385 miles over 31 days for transportation).

We are rewarding our most improved riders in July:

  • Rochelle Holm, on staff at UofL’s Environmental Health Institute, was Team UofL’s most improved rider overall with the 5th most trips (26 trips totaling 202 miles) and 6th most bike commutes (34 miles over 5 days) in July; and
  • Emily Coleman, Dental Clinic Assoc Sr, was our most improved Bike Commuter (3rd place with 28 miles over 9 days) in July.

Join in the fun, fitness & clean commuting through September! 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! Register for the National Bike Challenge. Join Team UofL in the Challenge.

Check out our online resources for UofL Bicyclists – with handy maps, videos, and tips for getting around town care-free and car-free!Love To Ride banner

TARC Transit Service Improvements Begin August 9th

Airport-Route2 at UofLOn August 9, 2020, TARC will implement significant changes to our transit system that are intended to reduce wait times and delays!

Resources that used to serve very few people on long express routes to the suburbs and local circulators will be redeployed to improve service for the vast majority of riders in our urban core. This will not only mean improved service for UofL, but it represents an antiracist reorientation of our transit system with a strong focus on minority and low income passengers.

While this means the elimination of the 01 & 77 LouLift and 96 circulators, you can expect improved service on all other routes serving UofL’s Belknap and HSC campuses, including:

  • Route 2 (Airport),
  • Route 4 (4th Street),
  • Route 19 (Muhammad Ali Blvd),
  • Route 21 (Chestnut Street),
  • Route 23 (Broadway),
  • Route 28 (Preston Hwy),
  • Route 29 (Eastern Pkwy), and
  • Route 52 (Medical Center Circulator).

sustainabilityAll TARC routes are always free for UofL students, faculty, and staff. Simply swipe your valid UofL ID as you board.

Find all your options for getting around on one map with UofL’s trip-planning and carpool-matching service, Cardinal Directions.

Ride like Rachel, Tim & Tyler in the National Bike Challenge

May – September 2020

#ChooseCyclingSince May 1st, Team UofL has pedaled 8,739 miles on 572 bike rides, including 151 bike commutes that prevented 1,070 pounds of carbon dioxide pollution!

All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to join in the fun, fitness, and clean commuting simply by hopping on a bicycle and recording your trips now through September 30th. All who do will be entered to win fabulous prizes throughout and a Grand Prize voucher to a local bike shop!

The Sustainability Council & Get Healthy Now congratulate our top riders who dominated during Bike Month in May and continue to lead the pack: Kamila Bujko, Melissa Miller & Justin Mog. For being most improved in June, we will reward the following riders with our June prizes:

  1. Fine Arts faculty member, Rachel Singel, completed the 2nd most Commuter Bike Trips (18) & 3rd most Commuter Miles (42) in June!
  2. Dentistry faculty member, Tim Followell, pedaled for the 3rd most Rides (33) in June!
  3. Student Tyler Ellis logged the 2nd most Total Miles (721) on a bicycle in June!

Pedal with the PresidentRegister for the National Bike Challenge online now! And join Team UofL in the Challenge. Use the Strava app on your smartphone to automatically log all your bike rides, or enter them manually.

Get more resources for UofL bicyclists on our Bicycling for Transportation at UofL page.

Full June 2020 National Bike Challenge stats for Team UofL are as follows:

Top Riders (Most Miles)

Name Miles Trips
1st Kamila Bujko 849 41
2nd Tyler Ellis 721 17
3rd Melissa Miller 669 46
4th Justin Mog 631 29
5th Mikus Abolins-Abols 221 13
6th Tim Followell 221 33
7th Yoshi Saito 218 9
8th Jessica Hargitt 148 9
9th Kathy Rogers 123 23
10th Katlyn McGraw 105 10

See more »

Top Riders (Most Rides)

Name Miles Trips
1st Melissa Miller 669 46
2nd Kamila Bujko 849 41
3rd Tim Followell 221 33
4th Justin Mog 631 29
5th Kathy Rogers 123 23
6th Rachel Singel 42 19
7th Tyler Ellis 721 17
8th Mikus Abolins-Abols 221 13
9th Jeny Toyoda 35 11
10th Katlyn McGraw 105 10

See more »

Top Commuters (Most Days Riding to Work)

Name Miles Days
1st Justin Mog 242 22
2nd Rachel Singel 42 18
3rd Kamila Bujko 61 6
4th Jeny Toyoda 7.2 6

See more »

Top Commuters (Most Miles Riding to Work)

Name Miles Trips
1st Justin Mog 242 22
2nd Kamila Bujko 61 10
3rd Rachel Singel 42 19
4th Jeny Toyoda 7.2 6

See more »

Critical Thinking for Sustainability

It’s a critical thinking love-fest on this week’s Sustainability Now! Your host, Justin Mog, sits down with two fellow programmers and UofL colleagues, Patty Payette & Brian Barnes.

They are the team behind “Critical Thinking For Everyone,” heard on Forward Radio every Thursday at 5pm, midnight & 11am Friday. In addition to radio stardom, Brian is also a professor of Philosophy & Business Ethics at UofL, IUS, Bellarmine, and Spalding; and he is Director of UofL’s EcoReps Program & Community Composting Project. Patty works at UofL’s Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning, where she is Executive Director of the Find Your Fit program. Together, we have a rich conversation about the ways we think about and act to advance sustainability, and how critical thinking relates to the concept.

Learn more about Brian’s projects at:
louisville.edu/sustainability/op…ations/composting
www.louisvillecompost.com/

As always, our feature is followed by your community action calendar for the week, so get your calendars out and get ready to take action for sustainability NOW!

Sustainability Now! airs on FORward Radio, 106.5fm, WFMP-LP Louisville, every Monday at 6pm and repeats Tuesdays at 12am and 10am. Find us at forwardradio.org

Take advantage of UofL’s 3-month membership in the Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN)!

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UofL’s Sustainability Council is hosting PLAN Atlas Fellows this summer with benefits for the whole UofL community to tap into the power of the student led, zero-waste movement!

From July through September 2020, all UofL students, faculty, and staff can take advantage of:

  • One-on-one advising calls with PLAN staff to help create a zero-waste strategy for your event, club, department, etc.
  • Access to a wide variety of zero-waste manuals and digital resources from the Zero Waste Events Guide to Campus Composting
  • A variety of online workshops and trainings to learn more about going zero-waste
  • The opportunity to achieve PLAN Leadership Certification by attending the full training series
  • Discounts on sustainable products and services, such as 40% off Klean Kanteen reusable bottles!

Register now with any @louisville.edu address to access the Member Hub and tap into all these great benefits! Go to postlandfill.org

Contact: Kayla Conway kayla@postlandfill.org

Ride like Kamila & Melissa in the National Bike Challenge!

May – September 2020

#ChooseCycling

UofL’s Sustainability Council & Get Healthy Now congratulate our top riders so far in the National Bike Challenge. During Bike Month in May, Kamila Bujko, a Visiting Scholar at the Cancer Center rode the most miles (731); and Melissa Miller, a French Lecturer, logged the most trips on two wheels (37) and second most bike commutes behind Sustainability Coordinator, Justin Mog, in the Provost’s Office. We are awarding them the leaders jerseys for now, but it’s not too late to #ChooseCycling and win.

Saddle up and ride for team UofL in the 2020 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. Your miles and days cycled will 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! 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!

Bike on BusHere’s the full UofL results for May 2020:

  • 236 Trips cycled
  • 987 Commute miles biked
  • 84 Commute trips biked
  • 3,793 miles cycled
  • 713 lbs CO2 kept out of the atmosphere

Top Riders (Most Miles)

Name Miles Trips
1st Kamila Bujko 731 35
2nd Melissa Miller 723 37
3rd Yoshi Saito 503 22
4th Tyler Ellis 448 12
5th Justin Mog 266 34
6th Jessica Hargitt 216 11
7th Mikus Abolins-Abols 214 11
8th Katlyn McGraw 209 14
9th Kathy Rogers 175 30
10th Alyssa Thomas 99 4

UofL CyclingTop Riders (Most Rides)

Name Miles Trips
1st Melissa Miller 723 37
2nd Kamila Bujko 731 35
3rd Justin Mog 266 34
4th Kathy Rogers 175 30
5th Yoshi Saito 503 22
6th Katlyn McGraw 209 14
7th Tyler Ellis 448 12
8th Jessica Hargitt 216 11
9th Mikus Abolins-Abols 214 11
10th Jeny Toyoda 57 11
       

Justin MogTop Commuters (Most Days Riding to Work)

Name Miles Days
1st Justin Mog 260 29
2nd Melissa Miller 246 12
3rd Yoshi Saito 127 6
4th Jessica Hargitt 93 6
5th Kamila Bujko 37 6
6th Jeny Toyoda 8.4 6
7th Mikus Abolins-Abols 46 4
8th Tyler Ellis 94 3
9th Katlyn McGraw 59 3
10th steven gruneisen 16 1

Top Commuters (Most Miles Riding to Work)

Name Miles Trips
1st Justin Mog 260 33
2nd Melissa Miller 246 13
3rd Yoshi Saito 127 7
4th Tyler Ellis 94 3
5th Jessica Hargitt 93 6
6th Katlyn McGraw 59 3
7th Mikus Abolins-Abols 46 4
8th Kamila Bujko 37 7
9th steven gruneisen 16 1
10th Jeny Toyoda 8.4 7

RecycleMania 2020 Results- You’ll Wanna See This!

UofL did an excellent job in the 2020 RecycleMania Tournament. Check out the graphics below that highlight our achievements within the tournament!

The abbreviated five-week tournament took place from February 2nd to March 7th, 2020. You can find the full results here.

Congrats UofL Sustainability Grads!

Congratulations to all our #UofLGrads2020, graduating with Sustainability degrees! We are so proud of you and excited to see the impact you will make on our troubled world!
BACHELORS graduates:
Mickayla Bell
Victoria Clemons
Mathew Cline
Spencer Cox
James Garner
Abigail Griggs
Samantha Hudson
Calen Johnson-Miller
Christopher Karrer
Franklin Korte
Razija Mehinovic
Markos Miller
Katherine O’Donnell
Palmer Stroup
Alexander Vega
Bailey Woods
MASTERS graduates:
Jessica Eggleston
Elliott Grantz
Cortney Hoffman
Thomas Sommer
And we remind everyone to consider taking the UofL Sustainability Graduation Pledge to make social and environmental responsibility part of your life after UofL!
Graduation Pledge green ribbon on gown

Ride with Team UofL in the 2020 National Bike Challenge!

May is Bike Month and kicks off the National Bike Challenge through September. UofL’s Sustainability Council & Get Healthy Now want you to pedal along with Team UofL. Bicycling is one of the few pandemic-safe activities that’ll get you out of house. And the roads are safer than ever with traffic volumes down. You could win a $400 voucher to a local bike shop or other fun prizes by logging your rides for fun or transportation.

Saddle up and ride with Team UofL in the 2020 National Bike Challenge May 1st to September 30th.

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.

Your miles and days cycled will 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!

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!

#ChooseCycling

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