Prepared by the UK Office of Sustainability
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September 2017 Sustainability eNews
School's back in session and so are we. There are tons of opportunities to get involved, check them out!
Attend the AASHE conference in San Antonio
The Student Sustainability Council (SSC) is providing funding for a limited number of students to attend Higher Ed's largest Sustainability conference. The conference is taking place October 15th-18th. Learn more or apply here.

Call for Sustainability Challenge Grant Proposals

The Sustainability Challenge Grant program is entering it's fourth year! There will be $200,000 available for projects that address sustainability on campus. Calls for proposals are now open. Read more or apply here.

October is Campus Sustainability Month
Campus Sustainability Month is coming up! There will be events throughout the month highlighting many different aspects of sustainability. We'll post a full calendar on our website soon, but for now keep an eye out on our Facebook page to stay in the loop! Know about an event you want us to broadcast? Contact

Sustainability Interns & the SSC Kick Off the School Year

In August, we welcomed 11 Sustainability Interns, more than double the amount of students involved last year! We are so excited to have them on board working with units across campus. We have interns supporting Utilities & Energy Management, Recycling, Surplus & Reuse, Dining Services, The Food Connection, The Water Systems Working Group, The Urban Forest Initiative, and the Office of Sustainability. Learn more about their efforts and how to get involved here. It's going to be a big year for campus sustainability!
The Student Sustainability Council kicked off the year with a Fall Retreat at Robinson Forest on August 19th. They'll meet twice a month to decide how to allocate the Environmental Stewardship Fee, which totals nearly $200,000 available for campus sustainability initiatives. Meetings are open to the public, and you can find the schedule here.
Left the Car at Home? UK Transportation Services has you Covered.
Car Sharing: Did you know that UK recently unveiled a car sharing program? The partnership between University of Kentucky Transportation Services and Zipcar will provide a convenient option for members of the campus community who do not have their own car or only need one on campus intermittently. Two vehicles are available on campus and are parked in the Woodland Avenue Lot and on Martin Luther King Boulevard for convenient pick-up and return.

UK members can join for $15, with rates starting as low as $7.50 per hour and $69 per day. After the first year, members will pay an annual membership fee of $25.
Originally printed in UKNow.

Upgraded Bicycle Facilities: The number of University of Kentucky students and employees choosing to ride a bicycle on campus continues to grow. Over the summer, UK Transportation Services made significant investments in upgrading the resources available to campus cyclists. These include upgraded Fix-It stations, more bike parking, and a bike-friendly entrance to Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library. Find an interactive map of campus bike facilities here.
Originally printed in UKNow.

Additionally, Transportation Services is also offering a cash out program to those who choose to forgo bringing a car to campus for the year.
Opportunities & Resources:
  • Volunteers needed for a campus bike count on Wednesday, September 20th. Interested participants can find more info here.
  • Help clean up neighborhoods after football games! Participants receive a free tshirt. More info here.
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