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EcoReps Lunch & Learn Pancake Party FRIDAY!

EcoReps Lunch & Learn: Making Maple Syrup from UofL Trees (Pancake Party!)
Friday, April 21st at Noon, Ekstrom Library 2nd Floor Delphi Lab           Eco-Reps

Join us for our monthly EcoReps Lunch & Learn workshop featuring a free vegetarian lunch and locals making a difference in sustainability! This month, we’ll enjoy a Pancake Party as we hear from those who have been tapping maple trees on UofL’s campuses! 

Our guest speaker, David Barker, has been tapping trees and making his own syrup in IMG_2215Louisville for years. During the last two seasons, he has partnered with UofL to experiment with tapping trees on campus – on his own at Shelby Campus and on Belknap Campus as part of BIOL 104-15 – Laboratory for Introduction to Biological Systems. He will give a workshop on the process of tapping trees to make syrup as we all enjoy the delicious fruits of his labor!

The Sustainability Council’s EcoReps program is designed to move students, faculty & staff beyond talk to action for a more sustainable UofL! We provide basic training & resources, service opportunities, and leadership positions as a point-person & peer-to-peer advocate for sustainability. This spring we’ll continue our series of in-person workshops each month on third Fridays at noon. Join us for lunch and bring your reusable plate, utensils, and cup to minimize waste! All are welcome. More info on EcoReps website.

Light Your Load Stuff Swap Tomorrow! SAC Ramp 11am-2pm!

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Lighten Your Load! Move-Out Waste Reduction
April 3rd through May 3rd
Moving out? Don’t throw it out!

In advance of Earth Day 2017, a special “Lighten Your Load (on the Earth)” free swap will be set up on Thursday, April 20th, 11am-2pm, SAC Ramp – all are welcome to come take or donate items. Connect on Facebook.

During the spring move out, special collection bins will be set up in the lobbies of all UofL residence halls for the donation of any unwanted items: clothing, shoes, accessories, linens, appliances, lamps, electronics, decor, rugs, bags, school supplies, toiletries, cleaning supplies, non-perishable food items, and anything else you’d rather not keep.
Two sets of bins will be available in each lobby – one for Goodwill items and another for donations of non-perishable food items that we will donate to the hungry through St. Vincent de Paul.
Help us achieve our goal of Zero Waste for Move-Out 2017! Goodwill Industries of Kentucky is proud to partner with UofL Housing & Residence Life and the UofL Sustainability Council for this initiative

 

UofL Earth Week – April 15-23, 2017

Get your hands into some compost. Eat a meal fresh from the farm. Earth Day is April 22, and the University of Louisville is celebrating Earth Week 2017 with a variety of fun and educational activities designed to engage your passions for our one green planet! Events include:

UofL Earth Week 2017

Don’t Miss our Farm-To-Table Dinner this Tuesday, April 18th

Farm To Table Dinner
Tuesday, April 18th, Doors open at 5pm, Red Barn
Tickets: 2 Meal Swipes or PreOrder Pricing through April 14th: $20 ; $25 with wine & cheese
Call 502-852-5991 for tickets and details!

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In advance of Earth Day 2017, UofL Dining will host our annual celebration of local food and farmers! Come join us for this first-class culinary experience – a unique feast of seasonally-appropriate, locally-sourced deliciousness! Dinner will consist of a unique four-course menu, made from scratch by expert chefs using local, farm-fresh ingredients. This will be a filling treat for vegetarians and carnivores alike. Dinner will be served at a series of stations featuring different local ingredients:

  • TOMATO STATION – Local Hydroponic Tomatoes
    Heirloom Caprese station with local tomatoes, local mozzarella, shaved spring asparagus, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic reduction.
  • MUSHROOM STATION – Local Mushrooms
    Mushroom ragout with fresh pasta & local cheese.
  • CHICKEN STATION – Local Chicken from Pilgrim’s Pride
    Local chicken tostadas with shredded local cheese and fresh salsas.
  • ICE CREAM STATION – Local Ice Cream from Bernoulli Small
    Batch Ice Cream. Simple Ice Cream Station with ‘The Louie’ Ice Cream and toppings.

Arbor Day on Campus 2017

Did you miss UofL Sustainability’s Arbor Day Celebration? Don’t Worry! You Can Still Get a Tree!

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If you missed UofL Sustainability’s Arbor Day Celebration, Don’t Worry! You can still get a tree to plant!

There is a free tree give-away this Saturday, April 15, at UofL’s Ernst Hall between 4 and 6 pm. Next Saturday, April 22, you can also get free trees at the Louisville Nature Center, 3745 Illinois Avenue (across from the zoo) between 9 am and 1 pm.

Check out these highlights from UofL’s Arbor Day Celebration last week!

UofL’s Arbor Day Celebration was a HUGE success! Thanks to everyone who came out today to help restore Louisville urban forest! To help stem the tide of 150 trees lost every day in Louisville, we gave away 200 native saplings (Yellowwood, Eastern Redbud, and Roughleaf Dogwood) complements of the Jefferson County Soil & Water Conservation District. Students helped us plant two large native shade trees (including Kentucky’s state tree, the Tulip Poplar) along 3rd Street by Greek Row and University Pointe. Campus Housing offered tree-themed games and prizes, UofL Dining gave away hundreds of truly delicious local apples, and the Office of Health Promotion came out to make bike-blender smoothies for everyone with 100% of the ingredients coming from trees, including almond milk and native pawpaw and serviceberries. Yum!

Farm to Table! A First-Class Culinary Experience

Farm To Table Dinner
Tuesday, April 18th, Doors open at 5pm, Red Barn
Tickets: 2 Meal Swipes or PreOrder Pricing through April 14th: $20 ; $25 with wine & cheese
Call 502-852-5991 for tickets and details!

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In advance of Earth Day 2017, UofL Dining will host our annual celebration of local food and farmers! Come join us for this first-class culinary experience – a unique feast of seasonally-appropriate, locally-sourced deliciousness! Dinner will consist of a unique four-course menu, made from scratch by expert chefs using local, farm-fresh ingredients. This will be a filling treat for vegetarians and carnivores alike. Dinner will be served at a series of stations featuring different local ingredients:

  • TOMATO STATION – Local Hydroponic Tomatoes
    Heirloom Caprese station with local tomatoes, local mozzarella, shaved spring asparagus, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic reduction.
  • MUSHROOM STATION – Local Mushrooms
    Mushroom ragout with fresh pasta & local cheese.
  • CHICKEN STATION – Local Chicken from Pilgrim’s Pride
    Local chicken tostadas with shredded local cheese and fresh salsas.
  • ICE CREAM STATION – Local Ice Cream from Bernoulli Small
    Batch Ice Cream. Simple Ice Cream Station with ‘The Louie’ Ice Cream and toppings.

UofL Ecolympics Social Media Winners and their #GreenPosts!

1st : Andrew Walz 

2nd : Rakesh Gaddes

3rd : Adelaide McComb and Riyaz Jiwani 

 

 

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