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Earth Days in the Bluegrass


Earth Days in the Bluegrass (EDBG) pulls together the wide variety of events hosted on campus through-out April that are linked by their promotion of sustainability, responsible global citizenship and the power of local action. Join us for a full month of workshops, community service, films, presentations, and more organized by a wide variety of campus and community organizations. 


 
April 30, 2016

Arbor Day Celebration -- Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Arbor Day at The Arboretum. Lots of activities and fun for all ages. -- 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.-- The Arboretum, 500 Alumni Drive. More information


May 4, 2016

Green Fire (film) Aldo Leopold: A land ethic for our time.  -- 6:30 p.m. -- The Farish Theater, Lexington Public Library -- Part of the Bluegrass Earth Film Series


Events from earlier this month


 
March 22, 2016

World Water Day 

UK Dining is hosting an event at Bowman's Den in conjunction with the United Nation's World Water Day. The focus will be on the environmental, social and economic benefits of drinking tap water instead of purchasing bottled water in single use containers. There will be interactive activities and give aways.--10 a.m.-1 p.m.-- Bowman's Den.  


March 23, 2016

The Power of One Voice (film) A 50-year perspective on the life of Rachel Carson -- 6:30 p.m. -- The Farish Theater, Lexington Public Library -- Part of the Bluegrass Earth Film Series


April 1, 2016

First Friday Breakfast -- 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.-- E.S. Goodbarn -- More information.


April 5, 2016

Mulch Madness! A Tree Campus USA service event -- 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. -- W.T. Young Library Grounds -- More information

 

 

April 6, 2016

Student Sustainability Council Meeting -- 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. -- Room 211, The 90 -- More information.

Trashed (film) Think waste is someone else's problem? Think again.  -- 6:30 p.m. -- The Farish Theater, Lexington Public Library -- Part of the Bluegrass Earth Film Series

 


April 7, 2016

President's Sustainability Advisory Committee Meeting -- 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. -- Location TBD -- More information. 

Symposium on Food Systems Studies -- 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.-- E.S. Goodbarn.-- More information. 


April 11-15

Ride and Seek, Sustainability-Style Keep your eyes peeled while cycling, and you can win prizes! Students can snap photos of themselves or their bike at sustainability features around campus. Winning entrants will receive a prize pack including a Pick It Up t-shirt, water bottle and bicycle seat cover, while supplies last. More details and contest rules are available on the Ride and Seek contest page.


April 11, 2016

Bicycle DIY Station Demos (UK Bike Week) Volunteers from the UK Bicycle Advisory Committee will be stationed at the DIY Fix-It Stations located around campus, providing a demo of the features of the station and promoting UK's Bike Week-- 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. -- Multiple Locations -- More information.


April 12, 2016

Periscope with a Wildcat Wheels Mechanic (UK Bike Week) With the help of students from the Information Communication Technology program, you will have the opportunity to ask a Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library mechanic questions about spring tune ups, basic bike repairs and more! Submit questions on Periscope or through the @ukyICT, @UKParking or @wildcatwheels Twitter accounts.-- 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. -- @ukyICT on Periscope -- More information.


April 13, 2016

Bike to Campus Day (UK Bike Week) A celebration of commuting by bicycle on campus. Free bike powered smoothies, snacks, bike-related give aways and safety checks performed by trained mechanics. -- 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. -- Mining and Minerals Plaza -- More information.


April 14, 2016

Downtown Art Ride (UK Bike Week)  Get a unique perspective on some of downtown Lexington's murals on this group Bike Week ride, which is back for an encore performance. Please note, this tour will cover different works of art than the 2015 tour. The ride will be led by instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists and the tour will be guided by Georgia Henkel, an accomplished artist very familiar with the works on the tour. The tour is expected to cover 3-5 miles at a leisurely pace. Please sign up to attend this free tour via the Facebook event page. -- 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. -- Downtown Lexington; departs from Alumni Plaza (Wildcat Statue) -- More information.


April 15, 2016

Bike-In Movie with Late Night Film Series: Freeheld Students, faculty, staff, and guests can enjoy free films on Thursdays and Fridays nights courtesy of the Late Night Film Series. You don't have to ride your bike to the Late Night Film Series, but since it is Bike Week, we will have special prizes for those students who do. Students who arrive by bike will receive a free set of LED bike lights, while supplies last. Just check in at the table outside Memorial Hall en route to your movie night.-- 7 p.m. -- Memorial Hall -- More information.

Bike-In Movie with Late Night Film Series: The Hateful Eight Students, faculty, staff, and guests can enjoy free films on Thursdays and Fridays nights courtesy of the Late Night Film Series. You don't have to ride your bike to the Late Night Film Series, but since it is Bike Week, we will have special prizes for those students who do. Students who arrive by bike will receive a free set of LED bike lights, while supplies last. Just check in at the table outside Memorial Hall en route to your movie night.-- 10 p.m. -- Memorial Hall -- More information.


April 16, 2016

Donut Tour on Two Wheels (UK Bike Week)  Start your day off by sampling the finest donuts found in Lexington. This leisurely ride guided by Wildcat Wheels staff will cover approximately 5 miles, with stops at four donut destinations to refuel. Riders must purchase their own donuts. Please sign up to attend this free tour via the Facebook event page. Extra bikes are available. However, bikes must be checked out in advance from Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library during their regular hours.


April 20, 2016

Trees in Trouble (film) The race to save our urban forests.  -- 6:30 p.m. -- The Farish Theater, Lexington Public Library -- Part of the Bluegrass Earth Film Series


April 21, 2016

Sustainability Internship Showcase -- This year the Office of Sustainability revamped the student internship program in partnership with the Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment and the Student Sustainability Council. This event will feature the work of the six interns and the campus organizations they supported. Free and open to the public with refreshments provided by UK Dining.-- 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. -- The Food Connection -- More information.


April 22, 2016

Earth Day, 46th Anniversary -- All day, everywhere.

Main Street Clean Sweep with Bluegrass Greensource -- Main Street Clean Sweep is a one-day, community-led litter clean up in participating cities and towns throughout Central Kentucky.  -- 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. -- multiple -- More information.


April 23, 2016

Rain Catchment Clean Up with the BAE Student Chapter. The CATchemnt on Farm Road is used by many people for research and education. Just like any other enivornmental system, it requires annual maintence. We'll be pruning, weeding, and mulching. Bring gloves if you have them! Refreshments will be provided. Sign up here.-- 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. -- The Catchment is on the south side of Farm Road across from the Barnhart buidling. More information