UC Sustainability

UC Sustainability

Events & Programming

UC offers many sustainability-related programs and educational opportunities, all free and open to the public.   Check out what's going on this Fall through our Events Calendar , sign up for our listserv, green@listserv.uc.edu.

End Civ
Jim Schenk
Urbanized
Human Faces
Inhabit
Bike Show

 

UC Sustainability Events Spring 2018

1/22 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.

1/22 Film: END:CIV

6:00pm, TUC Cinema  

END:CIV is the first feature film to analyze our culture’s addiction to systemic violence, industrial capitalism and environmental exploitation, as evidenced by the current epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked nations. Based on the best-selling book by Derrick Jensen and the runaway success of director Franklin Lopez, END:CIV asks: “”If your homeland was invaded by aliens who cut down the forests, poisoned the water and air, and contaminated the food supply, would you resist?

2/5 Lecture: The Urban EcoVillage: A Way to Create Sustainable Cities w/ Jim Schenk

6:00pm, Braunstein 300

Jim Schenk co-founded Imago, an ecological education organization established in 1978 in Cincinnati, OH. Jim served as the director of Imago for 28 years when he left in 2007 and is now serving as the Project Coordinator. He gave impetus to the starting of the Western Wildlife Corridor, and also coordinated the creation of Enright Ridge Urban Eco-Village and lives in the village. He edited the book, What Does God Look Like in an Expanding Universe?, which examines how our images of God, life and death influence our relationship with the Earth. Currently, he is looking for a publisher for a book he wrote on the ecovillage.

2/12 Film:Urbanized

6:00pm, TUC Cinema

A documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.

2/26 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.

3/7 Rumpke Landfill Tour

1:30pm, 3800 Struble Road

The landfill tour provides a first-hand look at where garbage goes when it leaves our homes and businesses. Students, teachers and other community groups tour the facility from the safety and comfort of a bus. The tour includes a brief history of the company and explanations of landfill construction, environmental protection, methane gas removal, leachate collection, and surface water controls. The tour emphasizes the importance of conserving landfill space and natural resources by recycling

3/7 Lecture:The Human Faces of Climate Change: The Case for Kiribati w/  Dr. Mike Roman 

7:00pm, TUC Cinema

With an average elevation of just inches above sea level, the Republic of Kiribati has rapidly become the poster child for climate change displacement. Many in the scientific community have predicted the nation’s demise within the next 20 to 50 years, leaving its people to wonder where (or if) they and future generations will live. 

For the past 18 years, Dr. Roman has raised awareness of Kiribati, and 5 other endangered nations through media, publications, and lectures. His lecture, The Human Faces of Climate Change, will introduce you to the people living on the frontlines of climate change, and ultimately, question our collective response to climate change. This presentation introduces you to the nation of Kiribati, its people, and the unprecedented challenges they have silently faced over the past three decades.

3/8 Rumpke Recycling Facility Tour

1:00pm, 5535 Vine St.

Ever been curious as to how your recycables are sorted and processed after they are hauled away? Join us for a tour of Rumpke's Recycling center! 

The Rumpke Recycling Facility is located at 5535 Vine St at 1:00pm.

3/22 Into to Bike Maintenance Workshop 

5:00pm, UC Bike Kitchen

Are you intersted in learning the fundamentals of bike maintenance? Join us for a crash course workshop at the UC Bike Kitchen located at 101 West Daniels St.

3/26 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.

3/26 Film: Inhabit - A Permaculture Perspective

6:00pm, TUC Cinema 

Inhabit is a feature length documentary introducing permaculture: a design method that offers an ecological lens for solving issues related to agriculture, economics, governance, and on. The film presents a vast array of projects, concepts, and people, and it translates the diversity of permaculture into something that can be understood by an equally diverse audience. For those familiar, it will be a call to action and a glimpse into what's possible - what kind of projects and solutions are already underway. For those unfamiliar, it will be an introduction to a new way of being and a new way of relating to the Earth. For everyone, it will be a reminder that humans are capable of being planetary healing forces.

4/7 Clean Up Cincy Spring Event

8:00am - 1:00pm, Meet at Sigma Sigma

Join Clean Up Cincy for their Spring citywide Clean Up event and help to beautify the City! More information can found at cleanupcincy.com


4/9 Film: The Last Mountain

6:00pm, TUC Cinema


In the valleys of Appalachia, a battle is being fought over a mountain. It is a battle with severe consequences that affect every American, regardless of their social status, economic background or where they live. It is a battle that has taken many lives and continues to do so the longer it is waged. It is a battle over protecting our health and environment from the destructive power of Big Coal.

4/12 UC Health Hut: Environmental Wellness

2:00pm - 4:00pm, Mainstreet

Join UC | Sustainability and the Student Wellness Center for a collaborative, fun, and engaging event exploring the connections between the environment and wellness.

4/16 5th Annual Bike Show

4:00pm - 7:00pm, TUC Plaza

Join us for the 5th Annual UC Bike Show! The UC Bike show brings people of all backgrounds together to celebrate biking as a sustainable, just, equitable, and healthy form of transportation. 

4/17 Intro to Composting Workshop w/ Kylie Johnson 

6:00pm, Braunstein 300

Join us for a crash course on the fundamentals of composting led by Kylie Johnson of the Civic Garden Center of Cincinnati!

4/19 Civic Garden Center Tour

1:00pm, 2715 Reading Road

Join us for a tour of the Civic Garden Center! The Civic Garden Center is a non-profit horticulltural resource whose mission is building community through gardening, education, and environmental stewardship.

4/20 UC Surplus Tour

3:00pm, 5121 Fishwick Drive.

Curious about life cycle analysis and creative, appropriate re-use? Join UC | Sustainability for a tour of the UC Surplus Management Site. 

Getting There: 

• Metro Bus:
-Take Route 78 outbound (from Jefferson Ave to Towne St.)
-Proceed two blocks to the East via Towne St. until you reach 
Fishwick Dr. 
-Attached is a map of the meeting location at 5121 Fishwick 
Dr. 

• Personal Vehicle
-Meet us at 5121 Fishwick Dr. at 3:00pm – Once you arrive in 
the complex take your first left and then another right
- If you need a ride, please email green@uc.edu before 
Thursday at noon

4/21 Tree Planting + Restoration w/ Groundwork Cincinnati

10:00am - 1:00pm, Location TBA

Join us and Groundwork Cincinnati for a collaborative reforestation/restoration event in the City! More details TBA.

4/23 - 4/27 Re*Use Market

Time TBA, 270 Calhoun St.

The Re*Use Market was founded in Spring 2008 by students who saw the need to reduce waste being sent to the landfill which could easily be reused by others in the community. The Re*Use Market continues to grow each year, attracting more donations and more individuals seeking treasures at the free market.

Furniture, household goods, non-perishable food items, electronics, books, clothing, sporting goods, toys, etc. are all accepted. The donations are placed in the Re*Use Market, and anyone from UC or the Greater Cincinnati community can come to take items they would like. At the end of the week, remaining items are given to local charities.

 

 

 

 

 

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.