'Adopt-a-Spot' to Keep Campus Clean

A beautiful campus and a litter-free campus go hand-in-hand, and groups at the University of Kentucky will be able to care for their own piece of Wildcat country during the month of April.

RGAN Building Soaking Up Sun's Power With New 30-kilowatt Array

On Monday, March 16, construction began on a new 30-kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) array at the Ralph G. Anderson Building on the University of Kentucky campus.

Interning for a Sustainable Future: Applications Available

The University of Kentucky Office of Sustainability has partnered with the Student Sustainability Council and the Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment (TFISE) to launch a rejuvenated student sustainability internship program.

Bluegrass Earth, Initiated by WUKY GM, Invites Citizens to Celebrate Earth Day

As the 45th anniversary of Earth Day approaches, the newly formed Bluegrass Earth coalition is inviting the public to celebrate sustainability in Lexington throughout March and April.

WUKY's 'UK Perspectives' Previews Arboretum's Party for the Planet

WUKY's "UK Perspectives" focuses on the people and programs of the University of Kentucky and is hosted by WUKY General Manager Tom Godell.

Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice: Shannon Bell

Shannon Bell, an assistant professor of sociology with strong interests in the Appalachian region, has written a book called Our Roots Run Deep As Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice. In addition to her book, Bell has done a 'photo-voice' project to help residents advocate for their communities, and given students opportunities to create positive change in their own lives and across campus. In this podcast, Bell talks about the book and other recent projects. 

(Update - September 15, 2014) - Bell's book has been receiving many accolades and awards - among them:

-2014 Association for Humanist Sociology Book Award;
-2014 Silver Medal Winner for the Nautilus Book Awards;
-2014 Runner-up for the Green Book Festival

Bell is also a co-director of Greenhouse, a new living-learning community that engages students in learning about many aspects of the local environment, all in the context of sustainability. Greenhouse opened its doors this fall in Woodland Glen II, one of the brand new residential life buildings at UK. 

More info about Bell's involvement with Greenhouse can be found here:
Fresh Perspective - Podcast
Inside Greenhouse - Video

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman. 


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