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January 2017 Sustainability eNews
School is back in session and so are we.
The Student Sustainability Council is back in session, apply for funding
Meeting and deadline dates, as well as the proposal application, can be found here.

Weisenberger Mill and UK CAER partner on pioneering hydroelectric project

The Center for Applied Energy Research lent a hand in nearly doubling the power output of the mill. Read more here.
2017 Sustainability Challenge Grant Winners have been selected; 200K to six projects
You can read more about the 2017 projects and their teams here.

UK Commits to Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Originally printed in UKNow.

Last month, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto announced a new greenhouse gas emissions reduction commitment that spells out steps to continue progress in creating a more sustainable campus environment.

Reducing emissions will improve our shared environment. At the same time, it will reduce UK's utility costs paid for by tax dollars and the tuition and room and board fees paid by UK students and their families.

The reduction commitment announced today is the result of more than a year of work by the PSAC, an advisory committee appointed by Capilouto to examine on an ongoing basis how the university can improve and maintain environmental stewardship and sustainability. The advisory committee worked closely with Mary Vosevich, UK’s vice president for facilities management, Eric N. Monday, the university’s executive vice president for finance and administration, and UK’s student group Greenthumb to draft the commitment.

“We are, above all else, a learning institution,” Capilouto said. “This new commitment will catalyze not only concrete, strategic actions that will improve our environment, but also a thoughtful approach to how these issues can help further our educational and scholarly missions.”

You can read more about the commitment here, or read up on previous commitments to sustainability here.

Sustainability & Recycling opportunities in the new Jacobs Science Building

Have you visited the new Don and Cathy Jacobs Science Building, located at 680 Rose St.?  It is a beautiful LEED Silver building, and it offers many opportunities to recycle. They are all All-in-One recycling containers, where you can place paper, newspaper, magazines, junk mail, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, glass bottles, and cardboard boxes, in the same container, all mixed in.  Please don’t place food, paper or plastic cups, or Styrofoam in the recycling containers.  They aren’t recyclable through UK’s All-in-One program. 
Outdoor recycling bins can be found directly outside the building. Steel containers with two sides, one for landfill (trash) material, and the other for recycling, can be found throughout the building. Through the hallways, you will also see cabinets in the walls designated for both landfill material and recycling, clearly marked with two distinct labels. These recycling receptacles receive All-in-One recycling as well.

With these new installments, campus recycling is more accessible than ever. Stop by and check it out!
Opportunities & Resources:
Big Blue Pantry has new hours this semester to drop off and receive food. Find them here.

Wildcat Wheels has bikes available for semester check out. Shop hours can be found here.

Campus Kitchen has volunteer shift sign ups here.

PTS rolls out tips for cold weather cycling, check them out.

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