UC Sustainability

UC Sustainability

Events & Programming

UC offers many sustainability-related programs and educational outreach, all free and open to the public.  Below are some examples of these opportunities.  Follow the links below, check our Events Calendar and sign up for our listserv, green@listserv.uc.edu, for upcoming opportunities!

 

UC Sustainability Events Fall 2017

8/21 FILM: Before the Flood

6:00pm TUC Cinema

Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio travels the world to examine firsthand the effects of climate change, and to learn more about possible ways to prevent catastrophic damage that could make the Earth unsustainable for human life. During his journey, he speaks with such influential figures as President Barack Obama, Pope Francis, and tech innovator Elon Musk, and makes a speech before the United Nations calling for greater action on this issue.

9/11 FILM: Marathon for Justice

6:00pm TUC Cinema

"Marathon for Justice" tells the story of past and present environmental inequalities in the United States, and explores some of the ways in which people of color have been disproportionately exposed to toxic chemicals and poisonous releases in the air, on the land, and in the water. The film introduces us to communities around the country who have experienced the detrimental effects of pollution, contamination and the degradation of their lands, and shows how these citizens are mobilizing in the long race for justice.

9/17 Meet the Candidates Bike Ride

12:30pm 705 Rose Way

Do you want Cincinnati to be more bike-friendly? Join Tri-State Trails and UC | Sustainability for a ride with Cincinnati mayoral and council candidates to make your voice heard. This nonpartisan, beginner-paced ride follows one of Cincinnati's most historic transportation corridors, the Miami and Erie Canal. While biking the Canal Bikeway, experience the full spectrum of infrastructure for bicycles that Cincinnati has to offer: multi-use trails, protected and standard bike lanes, and shared roads.

The route is mostly flat with slight grade changes and occasional stops along the way. Meet at Sawyer Point Red Bike station, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, at 12:30 p.m. for a quick air-brakes-chain check. Ride departs promptly at 1 p.m. and ends at Washington Park. Ride is free and takes place rain or shine. Helmets are required. Spoke cards are provided to the first 50 participants. RSVP in 'Ticket Information' box above before Sept. 15. E-mail tristatetrails@greenumbrella.org for more information.

9/18: Living in the Neighborhood Series: Student Wellness and Public Safety

6:00pm TUC Cinema

What does it mean to be a good neighbor and member of your community? Recognizing that safety, wellness, and community are integral elements of sustainability, Living in the Neighborhood is a collaborative, interdiscplinary speaker series hosted by the Office of Sustainability, the Center for Community Engagement, the Student Wellness Center, and Public Safety with the vision of enhancing the Uptown Cincinnati community through creating more livable, just, and robust neighborhoods. 

9/21: Tour: UC Surplus Management

3:00pm 5121 Fishwick Dr.

The Surplus Management Department serves the university community in all matters relating to the proper handling of all end of life cycle assets. Our process is based on following all applicable procedures, regulations and best practices for the proper disposal of assets. The mission at UC Surplus Management is to always follow the principles of 'reduce, reuse, recycle' and at the same time, continually strive to find solutions that best serve the entire University of Cincinnati community.

Meet at 5121 Fishwick Dr. at 3:00pm, One you arrive in the complex, take your first right, and then another left.

9/25 FILM: More than Honey

6:00pm TUC Cinema

More than Honey follows beekeepers, scientists and others that discuss the world's declining bee population, what it may mean for modern society, and what we can do to help them thrive.

10/2: PACES Meeting

1:00pm TUC 425

The President's Advisory Council on Environment and Sustainability (PACES) is an all - University committee that is open to all students, staff, and faculty.  PACES Meetings are a great opportunity to learn what is going on related to sustainability on campus, network with others, and collaborate to foster innovation.

10/3/2017: The Intersection of Transportation and Environmental Justice

6:00pm Braunstein 201

Join us in hearing from Wade Johnston, Director of Tri-State Trails, on regional issues related to sustainable transportation, environmental justice, and community development.

Wade Johnston is the Director of Tri-State Trails, an initiative of Green Umbrella. An avid commuter cyclist and outdoor enthusiast, Wade is working to change people's everyday interaction with the built environment and the outdoors in the Greater Cincinnati region. Wade earned his Bachelor of Urban Planning from the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning with a focus on multi-modal transportation, Geographic Information Science, and public relations. Prior to joining Green Umbrella, Wade worked for several years as a planning and zoning consultant in the private sector. In addition to cycling, Wade also enjoys backpacking, camping, and rock climbing.

10/11: USGBC Emerging Professionals Workshop

6:00pm Swift Hall Room 816

The USGBC Emerging Professionals' Professional Development workshop, will consist of a panel of local USGBC professionals (architects, engineers, and consultants) who will answer questions about the workplace, discuss relevant topics for emerging professionals in addition to talking about what makes a great resume and portfolio.

This is a great opportunity for students and emerging professionals interested in sustainability, architecture and engineering industries, as they will be able to: network with local professionals, receive interview, portfolio and resume review feedback, converse with a panel on relevant topics, and receive an updated headshot for their online profiles and websites!

10/12 TOUR: UC Central Utility Plant

4:00pm

Curious about our energy infrastructure at the University of Cincinnati
Join us in taking a tour of the UC Central Utility Plant! 

Central Utility Plant
3000 Glendora Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45221

10/16 FILM: Living on One Dollar

6:00pm TUC Cinema

In rural Guatemala, four friends battle illness, parasites and hunger as they experiment with living on just $1 a day for eight weeks.

10/23: PACES Meeting

1:00pm TUC 425

The President's Advisory Council on Environment and Sustainability (PACES) is an all - University committee that is open to all students, staff, and faculty.  PACES Meetings are a great opportunity to learn what is going on related to sustainability on campus, network with others, and collaborate to foster innovation. 

10/23 Living in the Neighborhood Series: Center for Community Engagement

6:00pm TUC Cinema

What does it mean to be a good neighbor and member of your community? Recognizing that safety, wellness, and community are integral elements of sustainability, Living in the Neighborhood is a collaborative, interdiscplinary speaker series hosted by the Office of Sustainability, the Center for Community Engagement, the Student Wellness Center, and Public Safety with the vision of enhancing the Uptown Cincinnati community through creating more livable, just, and robust neighborhoods.  

11/6 Lecture + Book Talk:

Adam Brock: Change Here Now - Permaculture Solutions for Personal and Community Transformation

7:00pm TUC Cinema 

Adam Brock is an award-winning social entrepreneur and permaculturalist based in his hometown of Denver, CO. His work lies at the intersection of urban agriculture, sustainable business, and social change. In 2009, Adam co-founded The GrowHaus, a food justice nonprofit, and served as its Director of Operations until 2014. He is active in the local and national permaculture communities, serving on the board of the Denver Permaculture Guild and organizing committee of the inaugural North American Permaculture Convergence. He has been a TEDxMileHigh speaker, a contributor and guest editor of Permaculture Design Magazine (formerly Permaculture Activist), and serves on Denver's Sustainable Food Policy Council.

11/27: PACES Meeting

1:00pm TUC 425

The President's Advisory Council on Environment and Sustainability (PACES) is an all - University committee that is open to all students, staff, and faculty.  PACES Meetings are a great opportunity to learn what is going on related to sustainability on campus, network with others, and collaborate to foster innovation.

11/27: Living in the Neighborhood Series: Office of Sustainability  

6:00pm TUC Cinema

What does it mean to be a good neighbor and member of your community? Recognizing that safety, wellness, and community are integral elements of sustainability, Living in the Neighborhood is a collaborative, interdiscplinary speaker series hosted by the Office of Sustainability, the Center for Community Engagement, the Student Wellness Center, and Public Safety with the vision of enhancing the Uptown Cincinnati community through creating more livable, just, and robust neighborhoods. 

12/4 FILM: We Are All Related Here

6:00PM TUC Cinema

We Are All Related Here is a beautiful film about our urgent need to support coastal communities as they adapt to enormous environmental challenges in the U.S. The film was incredibly useful for teaching about the impacts of climate change and environmental policy within indigenous communities to my undergraduate Human Ecology class. Students were enthralled, engaged, and walked away wanting to know what they can do to support the people of Newtok. I highly recommend this potent and picturesque film.

 

 

 

 

Outreach & Volunteer Opportunities

  • Bearcat Recycling
  • UC Garden
  • Campus Conservation Nationals
  • Make a Difference Day
  • Operation Move-In Recycle
  • Re*Use Market
  • Trees for Tomorrow

To learn more about volunteer activities on campus, visit the Center for Community Engagement.