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Sustainability Forum is Dec. 1; Abstracts Due This Friday

By Whitney Harder

(Nov. 18, 2015) — The 5th Annual Sustainability Forum, sponsored by the Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment and the UK Appalachian Center, will take place from 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Hilary J. Boone Center.

The forum will showcase interdisciplinary research in environmental and sustainability science and policy. UK faculty, staff and students conducting research in the areas of environmental science, public and environmental health, economic and social policy, political ecology, and manufacturing and materials science are encouraged to participate in the poster presentation.

Abstracts are due by Friday, Nov. 20. To submit an abstract, complete the form at

The poster presentation is limited to the first 32 abstract submissions. Awards for best posters will be presented to the top graduate and undergraduate student posters.

The Sustainability Forum will also highlight results of the 2014 Sustainability Challenge Grant program, which funded seven sustainability projects across campus and in Lexington. Winners of this year's grants, totaling $200,000 in funding, will be announced during an awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m.