UC Sustainability

UC Sustainability

Lecture Series

The Climate Commitment 101 lecture series was founded in April 2007 by the President's Advisory Council on Environment & Sustainability (PACES) to help educate the UC community about the President's Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). At that time, the lecture was a quarterly event and featured a variety of staff and faculty who spoke about climate change issues and their research in sustainability.

The lecture series gradually expanded to a monthly format and now features several lectures each term, some organized by the Office of Sustainability and others organized by academic departments and centers. The topics and speakers are diverse, ranging from science and engineering to philosophy and the fine arts. They are a way for the UC community and Greater Cincinnati to learn about sustainability in an informal atmosphere which encourages dialogue and further exploration. All lectures are free and open to the public. 

The U.S. Presidency and Our Common Future

Tuesday, January 31

Join us in hearing from a panel of experts that will be exploring how the U.S. presidency affects the economy, the environment, and gender relations.

  • 12:15pm
  • TRC
Environmental Justice

Monday, February 13

Join us in watching the short film The Faces of Environmental Injustice in Cincinnati, followed by a talk from UC's own Dr. Rob Gioielle on the local and global implications of Environmental Justice.

  • 7:00pm
  • TUC Cinema
Amazonia and the Anthropocene

Thursday, February 16

  • 4:00pm
  • TRC
An Introduction to Permaculture

Wednesday, March 8

Permaculture is a design system for creating sustainable, regenerative cultures, that views problems as having inherent solutions.  Permaculture is based on three main principles: caring for the Earth, caring for people, and reinvesting surplus.  Join us in hearing from UC's own Braden Trauth on the fundamentals of Permaculture Design.

  • 5:00pm
  • Braunstein 300
Sustainable Food Management

Wednesday, April 5

Food Waste is a critical issue of our time.  We live in a world where many first world countries ubiquitously waste food, while those in developing countries don't have enough food.  Join us in hearing from the Environmental Protection Agency's Julie Schilf on sustainable food management as an alternative to food waste.

  • 7:00pm
  • Old Chem 601
Eco-Villages and Community

Monday, April 17

Community plays a fundamental role in creating a sustainable world. Since the Back-To-The-Land movement of the 1900s, many intentional communities have come into fruition. Join us in hearing from UC's Sustainability Coordinator Daniel Hart on his experience living in community, and how building community where you live can enhance your life and the life of the landbase.

  • 5:00pm
  • Old Chem 601