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February 2018 Sustainability eNews
February is full of exciting opportunities to get involved, read on for more information!

UK Joins the Post-Landfill Action Network

UK is now an official member of PLAN: The Postlandfill Action Network. PLAN is a national nonprofit that empowers students to work towards Zero Waste on their campuses. As a member school, anyone with a email has access to Zero Waste planning resources. Learn more here.
Ride Home Express Tickets On Sale Now
Transportation Services is now selling tickets for the Spring Break Ride Home Express service. The Spring Break Ride Home Express will serve only the Chicago route, and will leave campus Friday, March 9, and return Sunday, March 18. More info here.
UK was Granted Tree Campus USA Status
The University has earned Tree Campus USA status for the 8th year in a row! Tree Campus USA is a certification that awards universities that meet various standards for sustainable campus forestry. We are very grateful for the many people and groups that manage our campus tree canopy! Learn more here.

It's That Time of Year Again...

UK will be participating in Recyclemania until March 31st. Recyclemania is an annual recycling competition among colleges and universities that aims to increase recycling rates at institutions across the country. The friendly competition was founded in 2001 and is supported by Keep America Beautiful.

UK wants to celebrate Recyclemania by encouraging everyone to recycle what they can and learn more about what materials are recyclable.  The best way to do that is by visiting UK Recycling's website and following their social media outlets:

Keep an eye out for UK Recycling on campus throughout the competition. They will have free t-shirts, giveaways, and information about campus recycling. UK Recycling staff members will also be available to give presentations on recycling efforts to any campus group.  For more information, you can contact them at 859-257-6234 or at
Opportunities & Resources:
  • The Student Sustainability Council is funding six Summer Sustainability Fellowships through the Office of Undergraduate Research. Application deadline is February 26th. Learn more or apply here.
  • Faculty can apply for a $2,000 curriculum development stipend through the Sustain-able Pedagogies workshop. Deadline to apply is February 12th. Learn more or apply here.
  • UK Surplus Property will be hosting their first auction of the year on February 22nd. More info here.
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