UofL celebrates Sustainability Week Oct. 17-25

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Sustainability Week at the University of Louisville is Oct. 17-25 to raise awareness of responsible environmental, social and economic stewardship.

    Events begin Oct. 17 with the annual Farm-to-Table Dinner and the Josh Smith Sustainability Award Ceremony, 5-8 p.m., at the Red Barn. The public is invited to celebrate the harvest and meet local food producers.

    Justin Mog, assistant to the provost for sustainability initiatives, will bring his perspective from a decade of working at UofL when he gives a talk, “Business-as-Usual Is Killing Us! The need for institutional weirding in the age of global climate weirding.” There are two opportunities to attend: Oct. 18, noon-1 p.m., in Kornhauser Auditorium 103 on the Health Sciences Center campus, and Oct. 21, noon-1 p.m., in Ekstrom Library W104 on Belknap Campus.

    Oct. 23, UofL’s 12th Annual Campus Sustainability Day Fair will be held in the Humanities Quad, featuring booths and information about what UofL and community organizations are doing to advance sustainability.

    The Cards Come Together Week of Service taking place Oct. 22-Oct. 25 will include an opportunity to work at the UofL Community Composting site, 250 E. Bloom St., on Oct. 22, 3-5 p.m.

    For more activities, visit the UofL Sustainability Council website here.

    For more information, contact Justin Mog, 502-852-8575.

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    Janet Cappiello covers the College of Business, the J.B. Speed School of Engineering, the College of Education and Human Development, the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, Sustainability Council and military initiatives for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, including working for The Associated Press and magazines such as Vegetarian Times and Sustainability: The Journal of Record. She has been at UofL since March 2014.