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. 

PUSH Buffalo

PUSH Buffalo 

March 3, 2015 | 4pm | DAAP 5401

PUSH Buffalo (People United for Sustainable Housing) is demonstrating successful neighborhood redevelopment through vacant land and green economy development. Their day-to-day work engages with issues of social, economic, and environmental concern (triple bottom line). The Green Development Zone (GDZ) is PUSH Buffalo‘s internationally recognized effort to grow a new community economy in a 25-square block area of the city’s West Side. Aaron Bartley, co-founder and Executive Director of PUSH  Buffalo to lecture.

March 3, 2015 | 7pm | Cintas Center

Join PUSH Buffalo to discuss best practices and policy strategies at the Cintas Center. Discussion to include the following policy and practice issues: green stormwater management, green economy development, sustainable and affordable housing. Please rsvp to peter.moorhouse@uc.edu. 


Forum on Social Responsibility in Investment

March 16 | 5:30pm | TUC Great Hall

This March, the University of Cincinnati will host a panel discussion about socially responsible investment, including fossil fuel divestment. See the links below for background information on socially responsible investment, the Fossil Free movement, and opinion:

Fossil Free UC

Socially Responsible Invetment: The Basics

University debate on fossil-free campus burns on (The News Record)

Environmental groups meet to discuss UC investment in fossil fuels (The News Record)

The argument against fossil fuel divestment (IR Magazine)

Don't Just Divest, Reinvest—From Fossil Fuels to a Healthy Economy (yes! Magazine)

Should Endowments Divest Their Holdings in Fossil Fuels? (WSJ)

Sustainability Cafe

This monthly sustainability gathering brings together UC students for community, conversation and food. Participation in these discussions is a required part of the Environmental Literacy Certificate of Achievement. Join your peers for an introduction to a specific sustainability issue (eg. recycling), discussion about the issue at UC and beyond, and to learn how you can make a difference (individually and collectively).

Location: Steger (middle), 6th floor open space
Time: Final Thursday of each Month, 5:30pm - 7pm
Food: yes!