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November came with many exciting updates for campus sustainability! 
Sustainability Interns are finishing up their first semester on the job
They are making great progress helping out in five different sustainable fields on campus. You can read more about the internship program and about the interns' work here.

TOMORROW, December 1st is the sixth annual Sustainability Forum

The Tracy Farmer Institute is hosting the Sustainability Forum Thursday, December 1st at 4:30 in the Boone Center. There will be poster presentations by student and faculty teams relating to the sustainability work they do on campus, as well as awards for the Student Sustainability Council's Outstanding Mentor and the Sustainability Challenge Grant program.
UK hosted the first Kentucky Hunger Dialogue
The Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment hosted the event which allowed participants to discuss and brainstorm ways to overcome hunger across the state.

UK Recognized for Sustainability Efforts in Campus Transportation

UK was recognized in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's 2016 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI) for its sustainability efforts in transportation.

UK has worked in recent years to further campus sustainability by enhancing the alternative transportation experience.

Some examples of these efforts are the bicycle voucher program, in which 100 UK students and staff receive a $400 voucher to local bike shops in exchange for a commitment to not bring a car to campus that year. The program has seen massive success since its onset. Big Blue Cycles also provides bikes free of charge to select students who will not be bringing cars to campus.

UK's partnership with LexTran was also cited due to its success. The program allows anyone with a valid UK ID to ride for free; this has lead to over 1,000,000 rides thus far, with more to come following the program's renewal.

Read more here.

Take the UK Recycling Pledge!

Throughout the week of November 15th, the UK Recycling Program celebrated America Recycles Day by encouraging people to take the UK Recycling Pledge.  So far, over 175 people have taken the pledge!
The goal is to increase recycling participation on campus, and to continue encouraging the UK community to be engaged and informed about recycling. Everyone that takes the pledge will receive a UK Recycling t-shirt, and will be entered in a drawing for prizes. Winners will be announced on Dec. 6.
The pledge is simple:
_____ I pledge to LEARN more about what is recyclable on my campus, by visiting the UK Recycling (place link to webpage that has the recycling flier on the words UK Recycling).
_____ I pledge to LEARN more about what is happening on UK Campus related to UK Recycling, by following them on a Social media outlet (FB, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or Pinterest).
_____I pledge to RECYCLE more, by placing all my plastic bottles and aluminum cans in a recycling bins.
_____ I pledge to SHARE information about the recycling pledge with one of my friends.
For more information, visit UK Recycling Program or email And follow UK Recycling on social media:
Facebook - UK Recycling
Twitter – @bigbluerecycles
Snapchat - UK_Recycling
Instagram - universityofkentucky_recycling
Pinterest - UK Recycling!
Check It Out:
  • The Sustainability Forum is happening tomorrow, December 1st at the Boone Center at 4:30p. Refreshments will be provided.
  • The Office of LGBTQ* Resources is hosting a Feast on Equality event this Friday, December 2nd, at 7pm at the Carrick House.
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