It’s the week before Halloween of 2016 and the University of Louisville has some great Sustainability Events going on!

Every Wednesday: The UofL Free Store ( 11:00am – 2:00pm, Unitas Tower Basement!)

Wednesday, October 26th – Saturday, October 29th: 39th Applied Geography Conference (Galt House Hotel – 140 N 4th Street)

*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.

Wednesday, October 26th : The Progressive Agenda for U.S Cities (1:00pm, Room 123 Urban Studies Institute – 426 W Bloom Street).

*Lexington Mayor and U.S. Senate Candidate, Jim Gray, will speak at UofL’s Urban and Public Affairs Department. Mayor Gray will give a short presentation and then take questions on: 1. Problems and solutions for our cities? 2. What are the dos and don’ts of being a Mayor of a mid-size city? 3. What do cities need to do to make them more livable? 4. What kind of urban policies should a U.S. Senator advocate for to the federal government? 5. What was Mayor Gray’s role in economic development of helping to locate car manufacturing plants? 6. What is the role of a University in working with elected leaders?*

Wednesday, October 26th: Outstanding Community Engagement Awards Ceremony & Reception (6:00pm-7:30pm in Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium)

*The Office of the President and the Office of Community Engagement cordially invite you to attend a ceremony and reception celebrating UofL’s 2016 Community Engagement Awards! Join us for this 8th annual celebration of the outstanding community engagement work of UofL faculty, students, staff and community partners.

Thursday, October 27th: Gray Street Farmers’ Market ~Last of the Season!~ (10:30pm-2:00pm, Health Sciences Center – 485 E. Gray Street)

Thursday, October 27th: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Exoticism and the Aesthetics of Diversity” (4:30pm, Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium)

*Join us for the 15th Annual Latin American and Latino Studies Heritage Lecture featuring renowned writer, scholar and speaker, Gustavo Pérez Firmat. From Aruba to Cuba, from rum to reggae, from sunny days to sultry nights, the islands of the Caribbean have exerted a powerful hold on the American imagination. Through the analysis of ads, travel brochures, songs and other items of popular culture, the talk will explore what scholars of tourism have called the “destination image” of the Caribbean, that is, the symbols and stereotypes that, for Americans, have defined the archipelago. Sponsored by the Liberal Studies Project and the Latin American and Latino Studies Program. Full details here.

Friday, October 28th: Sustainability Round Table: Mindfulness and Sustainability (11:00am-12:00pm, Room 133 Life Sciences Building Belknap Campus)

Saturday, October 29th: Book-in-Common Connections at Churchill Downs’ Backside (9:00am-1:00pm, location TBD) 

*Join First Year Initiatives, the Engage Lead Serve Board and others for a morning of service on the backside of Churchill Downs. See first-hand one of the local employment hubs for migrant workers and contribute to a variety of activities happening that day for backside residents and employees. More details to come here.

You can find more out more information about these events and other upcoming events on UofL’s Council of Sustainability’s website!