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. 

9/18/2017: Living in the Neighborhood - Student Wellness and Public Safety

6:00pm TUC Cinema
Recognizing that safety, wellness, and community are integral elements of sustainability, Living in the Neighborhood is a collaborative, interdisciplinary speaker series hosted by UC|sustainabilityCenter For Community EngagementUniversity of Cincinnati Student Wellness Center, andUniversity of Cincinnati Public Safety with the vision of enhancing the Uptown Cincinnati community through creating more livable, just, and robust neighborhoods.

The first installment of this series is led by the Student Wellness Center and Public safety, and explores topics of:

- How to throw a party and not get busted 
- Getting to know your neighbors
- Personal Wellness
- Safety in the neighborhood
- Why community matters

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.

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

6:00pm TUC Cinema

The second installment of this series is led by the Center for Community Engagement and will explore:

-What does it mean to be a member of a community
-Why community matters
-Civic Engagement
-Addressing Inequalities
-Promoting Justice and Equality
- Opportunities for Involvement

11/6/2017 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.

11/27/2017: Living in the Neighborhood - UC | Sustainability

6:00pm TUC Cinema

The third installment of this series is led by UC|sustainability and will explore:

-What does it mean to be a member of a community
-Community as pillars to sustainability
-Sustainable tranportation
-Litter concerns
-Recycling off-campus
- Livable Neighborhoods
-Opportunities for involvement