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 3, 2017

Greenthumb Environmental Fair -- 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. -- Whitehall Classroom Building -- meet reps from campus and community partners working on sustainability initiatives and learn how to get plugged in with the local environmental scene. More information.

April 5, 2017

Urban and Community Forest Workshop: Beyond the Native/Exotic Debate -- 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. -- Fayette County Cooperative Extension -- More information

April 7, 2017

UK Ag First Friday -- 7:30 a.m. - 9: 30 a.m. -- E.S. Goodbarn -- Join us for discussion and a breakfast of locally produced foods on the first Friday of most months. Exchange ideas and network with UK College of Agriculture faculty, staff, local producers, and advocates for enduring agriculture and food systems. More information.

April 9, 2017

Greenhouse Club Hike at the Pinnacles -- The Greenhouse Club will be hosting a hike at the Pinnacles. Hang out with club members and find out how to get engaged in the organization! Contact for more information.

April 10, 2017

Get Your DIY On! Fix-It Station Demonstrations (UK Bike Week) -- 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. -- DIY Stations on Patterson Drive, at the Jacobs Science Building, and W.T. Young Library -- While you may know that the University of Kentucky has eight do-it- yourself bicycle repair stations on campus, do you know how to use them? Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library staff will join members of the UK Bicycle Advisory Committee in breaking down how to use these resources should you ever be in need of a quick fix!

April 11, 2017

Bike Voucher Panel (UK Bike Week) -- 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. -- 225 Patterson Hall -- Considering making the switch to bike commuting? Use your lunch break to learn more about UK’s bike voucher program and find out if it’s a good fit for you. Three current bike voucher recipients will talk about their experiences with the program. Bicycle Advisory Committee representatives will also be on hand to answer questions about the nuts and bolts of the program. Brown bag lunches welcome.

April 12, 2017

Bike to Campus Day & On-the- Spot Safety Checks (UK Bike Week) -- 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. -- Mining and Minerals Plaza -- Bike to Campus Day is turning five! Celebrate all things two-wheeled by pedaling over for a bicycle-powered smoothie and some bike-related giveaways. While you’re there, get an on-the- spot safety check of your ride courtesy of the Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library and their mobile shop and learn about campus and local bike resources at your disposal.

Student Sustainability Council Meeting -- 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. --105 Patterson Hall -- More Information.

Bluegrass Earth Film Series: The Nature of Cities -- 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. -- Lexingotn Public Library, Central Library, Farish Theater -- Celebrate Earth Month at the Library with a screening about urban environments. More information.

April 13, 2017

President's Sustainability Advisory Committee Meeting -- 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. -- Food Connection in the 90. More information.

Spring Bike Maintenance Clinic (UK Bike Week) -- 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. -- Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library (located in the basement of Blazer Dining) -- Drop by Wildcat Wheels during their regular shop hours for help with getting your bike ready for spring rides, including Thursday night’s Tour de Downtown Art. The Wildcat Wheels mechanics will teach you how to fix flat tires and repair rusty chains, as well as answering any questions you have about basic bike repair and campus bike resources.

Tour de Downtown Art (UK Bike Week) -- 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. -- Downtown Lexington; departs from Alumni Plaza (Wildcat Statue) -- Get a unique perspective on some of downtown Lexington's murals on this popular group Bike Week ride,which is back for the third year. Please note, this tour will cover some new works of art than the past tours. The ride will be led by experienced instructors and the tour will include detailed information about each piece. The tour is expected to cover 4-6 miles at a leisurely pace. Please sign up to attend this free tour via the Facebook event page. Don’t have your own bike? Email to borrow one for the ride.

April 15, 2017

Reforest the Bluegrass -- 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. -- Hisle Park -- Help expand Lexington's urban forest and protect local waterways by planting native trees at Reforest the Bluegrass. Volunteers will receive free lunch, tree-planting 
training and a t-shirt. 
More information.

April 17-21, 2017

Student Sustainability Council Earth Week Celebration -- Find the SSC table around campus this week for a chance to play a game and win some prizes!

April 19, 2017

Bluegrass Earth Film Series: The Future of Energy -- 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. -- Lexington Public Library, Central Library, Farish Theater -- Celebrate Earth Month at the Library with a screening about the current and future state of energy use. More information.

April 20-21, 2017

Coca Cola Sustainability Celebration -- The Woodland fields -- Join Coca Cola in celebrating sustainability by playing games, taking a VR look into their EKOCENTER in Rwanda, and winning some sustainable prizes made by women around the world.

April 22, 2017

Earth Day, 47th Anniversary -- All day, everywhere. Celebrate Sustainably.

Green Forests Work Reforesting Day -- Join writers and artists from the Appalachian Region and members of the Sierra Club to reforest formerly mined lands in Robinson Forest. More info.

April 25, 2017

Sustainability Intern Showcase -- 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m -- The Food Connection -- This event will feature the work of the four Student Sustainability Interns and their mentor programs. Refreshments provided by UK Dining. 

April 26, 2017

UK Healthcare Sustainability Fair -- 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. -- Lobby of Pavillion A, Chandler Hospital -- Join healthcare professionals as well as campus and community partners to learn about the sustainability efforts being made across healthcare facilities.

Student Sustainability Council Meeting -- 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. --105 Patterson Hall -- More Information.

April 29, 2017

Arbor Day Event at the Arboretum -- 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. -- Arboretum -- Free Admission to the Kentucky Children's Garden.