Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.11
Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date Jan. 21, 2011
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University of Louisville
Tier2-1: Student Group

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Justin Mog
Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives
Office of the Provost
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Does the institution have an active student group focused on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the student group:

UofL has several student groups focused on various aspects of sustainability.

1. Group Recycling and Sustainable Solutions (GRASS) was first recognized as a registered student organization (RSO) in February of 2009. GRASS has the goal of bringing issues of sustainability to public awareness and of enlarging the environmental movement by working with other groups. The members of GRASS participate in many events throughout the year that bring awareness to the community. "Dumpster Dives", Environmental film series, and several volunteer opportunities throughout the community provide students with both hands-on experience and a forum for discussion regarding sustainability. GRASS has a representative on UofL's Sustainability Council. More info: http://uoflgrass.wordpress.com/

2. The Housing Green Committee engages residential students at UofL in a variety of sustainability initiatives and awareness-raising campaigns, from Recyclemania to a model green dorm room to end-of-semester Swap Shops for keeping unwanted items out of the landfill. More info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Louisville-KY/U-of-L-Housing-Green-Comittee/134079509393?v=wall&ref=ts

3. UofL students have formed a team to compete in the 2013 Solar Decathlon, a national competition to design a fully solar-powered modular home. More info: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=320650560883

4. In the fall of 2010, UofL launched a student-chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council with a focus on expanding their LEED design and green building knowledge. More info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Student-Leed-Group-University-of-Louisville/104199722986682

5. In the spring of 2010, a group of students interested in gardening and local food systems formed around the creation of the campus Garden Commons project at the Cultural Center and the group gained status as a Registered Student Organization in summer 2010. More info: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=113263822035351

6. UofL's Brandeis School of Law hosts an Environmental Law & Land Use Society student group to further an understanding and appreciation of legal concepts relevant to environment and land use. More info: http://www.law.louisville.edu/students/ellus


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