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Sustainable vs. local food: finding the overlap

Kelly Walker October 28, 2019

My name is Kelly Walker and I’m a Natural Resources and Environmental Science undergraduate senior at UK with a focus in conservation and environmental education. Normally, I don’t take the time to...

Community members participate in a mulching event held at Castlewood Park held during Urban Forest Initiatives 2018 Tree Week | Photo provided by Urban Forest Initiative

Grow your ‘relationship to trees’ at second annual Tree Week

Natalie Parks October 3, 2019

The Urban Forest Initiative's second annual Tree Week, a week of events dedicated to raising awareness of urban forestry, will run from October 12-19.“What I think we hope to do with Tree Week is help...

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Sustainability: an upside to UK’s constant construction

Brianna Stanley September 3, 2019

Shortly after I moved into my freshman dorm room, Lewis Hall construction started across the road. My beautiful view of greenery quickly turned into a dusty and cacophonous band of construction machinery....

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Environmental Friday: How to have a sustainable lawn

Brianna Stanley November 2, 2018

At 63,000 kilometers squared, lawns are now the biggest “crop” in America. We spend an estimated 40 billion a year giving our grass a crew-cut, pesticiding the life out of it, and fertilizing it to...

Saving green by going green

Megan Brown January 29, 2017

For years UK has promised climate and sustainability reform, and its new Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Commitment may reduce tuition as well. From expansions in recycling, to water bottle filing...

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