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Join us Friday, Feb. 16th at Noon in Ekstrom W210 for our monthly EcoReps Lunch & Learn workshop featuring a free vegetarian lunch and locals making a difference in sustainability! Our spring 2018 series is focused on urban forestry, and our guest on Feb. 16th will be Erin Thompson, Metro Louisville’s Urban Forester and Community Forestry Supervisor in the Office of Sustainability’s Division of Community Forestry. She is an ISA Certified Arborist and ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified.

From maple-tapping and fruit foraging to shade, wildlife habitat, clean air, and storm water infiltration, the role of trees in livable, vibrant cities cannot be overstated. Louisville’s urban canopy has been under assault for decades, but the tide may finally be turning as the city has just passed a new Tree Ordinance and citizens continue to organize to plant, protect, and Love Louisville Trees! Come for an update on the state of Louisville’s trees and learn how you can get involved in protecting and expanding our city’s vital green infrastructure.

The Sustainability Council’s EcoReps program is designed to move students, faculty & staff beyond talk to action for a more sustainable UofL! We provide basic training & resources, service opportunities, and leadership positions as a point-person & peer-to-peer advocate for sustainability. This spring, we’ll continue our series of in-person workshops each month on third Fridays at noon in Ekstrom Library room W210. Join us for lunch and bring your reusable plate, utensils, and cup to minimize waste! All are welcome. More info at