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Community Meeting with Louisville Sustainability Director Maria Koetter

On Wednesday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m., Beargrass Creek Alliance hosted a conversation featuring Louisville Sustainability Director Maria Koetter on Bellarmine University’s campus. The event was free and open to the public!

Local citizenshad an opportunity to learn about water issues in Louisville and discuss their sustainability concerns with Louisville’s Sustainability Director. The meeting took place in Hilary’s, on the middle level of Horrigan Hall on Bellarmine University’s campus.

Ms. Koetter is the first Director of Sustainability in the Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability created in 2012. She has extensive experience in the environmental field. The Office of Sustainability published the City’s first sustainability plan, Sustain Louisville, in 2013. 

This event was presented by Beargrass Creek Alliance, Bellarmine University School of Environmental Studies, and Louisville Metro Jefferson County.

This community event was part of a broader scope of work that BCA engages in throughout the year. See the website for more information about other projects: Visit us on Facebook to stay up to date:

The Beargrass Creek Alliance is a grassroots, action-oriented group seeking to preserve Louisville’s greatest natural resource through community involvement. Our mission is to raise awareness about Beargrass Creek and make it clean, safe, and accessible for all. BCA operates under the umbrella of the Kentucky Waterways Alliance, a state wide non-profit organization.

For Pete's Sake:  A Tribute and Celebration of Justice Making

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 11 AM to 4 PM  

Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Road
Frazier Hall & Amy Cralle Theater
All events are free and open to the public
Food available on site

Bellarmine University, the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression and the Bluegrass Bioneers proudly present a day of activism in tribute to the legendary folk musician, Pete Seeger. 

This is a musical and educational tribute to honor Pete Seeger’s life and legacy, applying Seeger’s vision to today’s social justice issues. This event is designed to inspire, inform and enlist participants to take action for change, with focus on issues addressed in Seeger’s songs and actions, including the struggle for peace, civil rights, civil liberties, environmental justice and fair labor practices.

An Activist Information Fair will run from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM in Frazier Hall. At least 32 social-justice organizations will be represented at the Fair. From 3:00 to 4:00 PM, a musical salute to Pete Seeger will be held in the Amy Cralle Theater on campus.

Contact: Dr. Curt Bergstrand, Chair
Bellarmine Faculty for Social Innovation

Polar Bears and Climate Change:The Future of an Arctic Icon

The department of Biology and the School of Environmental Studies, in conjunction with Melody Carriere of Global Languages and Cultures, invite everyone to join us in welcoming guest speaker Dr. Eric Regehr for the following presentation: "Polar Bears and Climate Change: The Future of an Arctic Icon." The talk will take place on Thursday, January 20, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. in Hilary's. Light refreshments will be served. Dr. Regehr is a polar bear biologist and researcher in Alaska with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. His research focuses on how climate change is affecting the survival and abundance of polar bears in the Arctic.

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