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Join the UofL Sustainability Council for our Spring Sustainability Roundtable series on alternate Tuesdays from 4:00-4:50pm (1/18, 2/1, 2/15, 3/1, 3/29, 4/12).

On February 1st, we'll feature Julie Donna, who has been serving with Louisville Metro Government since February 2019 and is currently the Sustainability Coordinator in the Office of Advanced Planning & Sustainability. She's focused on building a low-emission and climate-resilient Louisville through collaborative and equitable solutions. Her previous experience includes leading projects for the City of Cincinnati Office of Environment & Sustainability and Green Umbrella, the regional sustainability alliance of Greater Cincinnati. A proud graduate of the Neighborhood Institute and the Public Allies leadership development programs, she holds degrees in Biology and Environmental Science from Miami University in Ohio.

Transportation accounts for 18.7% of Louisville’s greenhouse gas emissions, or the equivalent of 2,992,100 tons of carbon dioxide each year. Louisville has a goal of achieving 100% clean energy community-wide by 2040, which requires de-carbonizing our transportation systems. To reach this goal, our community will need to use a multitude of strategies which include encouraging active transportation (biking and walking), improving our public transit systems, increasing the density of development, and switching to low-emission vehicles. Everyone has a role to play in choosing how they travel every day! These strategies will not only slow the impacts of climate change, but also reduce other air pollutants (including ozone precursors), improve public health and safety, and enhance the quality of life for all residents. Learn more about Louisville’s climate action online here.

No registration is required. The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers throughout the year, followed by 20-30 minutes of open discussion.

Anyone with an interest in sustainability can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public. If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Tamara Sluss.

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