Sustainability News

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The Council on Forest Engineering, will be holding its 38th annual meeting in the Hilton Hotel Downtown in Lexington July 19-22. It is the first time the University of Kentucky Department of Forestry has hosted the meeting, the theme of which is “Engineering Solutions for Nonindustrial Private Forest Operations.”

The council, an international organization of forest professionals seeks and promotes the best methods of forest operations and management through fostering forest engineering in industry, government and universities.

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A local food movement is undoubtedly growing across the nation, and the University of Kentucky — surrounded by millions of acres of farmland and thousands of farmers throughout the Commonwealth — is poised to lead the way in sustainable solutions.

ES Good Barn was the site for the Bluegrass Barn Raising, a strategy meeting of farmers,  processors, and distributors for expanding the supply of local foods to institutions.

University of Kentucky students are Earth Day at McConnell Springs on April 4, a day filled with fun and educational family activities.

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