Friday, September 7, 2012

UC Sustainability Schedule Packed with Great Events - Sept 10th-Oct 5th!

As the first semester starts to pick up steam, so does our events list! All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.
1. PACES Meeting
a. The first PACES meeting will occur on Monday, September 10 at 12:20pm in TUC 425.
b. All students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to attend this open meeting to learn about what is going on with UC|Sustainability and share your own ideas.
2. Sustainability Film Series
a. The first film series event will take place on Monday, September 10 at 7pm in TUC’s MainStreet Cinema.
b. The first film will be No Impact Man, a new classic in the environmental movement. This film follows a family of 3 as they try to live for a year making no net environmental impact. More info here.
3. Sustainability Lecture Series
a. The first lecture event will be on Wednesday, September 12 at 4pm in TUC’s MainStreet Cinema.
b. This lecture, entitled Introduction to UC|Sustainability, will feature Prof. Jodi Shann, Director of the Environmental Studies program; Mark Schutte and Ron Gillespie, your USGA sustainability co-directors; and Claire Sweigart, UC’s Sustainability Coordinator. They will discuss various aspects of sustainability at UC and how you can get involved!
4. Sustainability Tour: Cincinnati Zoo
a. This free tour will take place on Friday, September 14. We will meet at the Bike Kitchen at 9:30am to walk over to the zoo together.
b. Space is very limited. Please RSVP to This event is for UC students, faculty, and staff only.
5. National Student Day
a. On Thursday, October 4, UC will celebrate the 2nd Annual National Student Day to honor and promote social responsibility and volunteerism by students.
b. Students can enter the national competition to win great prizes by sharing their volunteer story here.
6. 3E Summit
a. The annual 3E Summit on energy, economy, and environment will take place on Friday, October 5 from 8:30am to 4pm at Xavier’s Cintas Center. Learn more and register here.
b. A free 3 hour student registration is available (no food included). Many local businesses will be present to discuss their sustainable projects – this is a great networking opportunity!
c. Volunteers are also needed before, during, and after the event and will receive free access to the event! Email to find out more.
7. Secure bicycle parking
a. We now have bike lockers with space for four bicycles located outside the Wolfson Center building in DAAP. These lockers provide secure, covered bicycle storage, with an individual lock for each space.
b. Each locker will be available on a first come first served basis to currently active UC affiliates for a one time refundable lock/key deposit of $40 and a semester rental fee of $20. Locker renters will be given the option to renew for 2 additional semesters.
c. If you are interested in renting a space in a bike locker, please email Wes Munzel at
d. Additional lockers may be purchased in the future if the spaces prove to be in demand.
Claire G. Sweigart, JD
Sustainability Coordinator

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