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Photo: Herrington Lake, provided by Dr. Michael Goodin (Food Systems Initiative)


Sustainability Challenge Grant Program Update! 2019 Applications

Sustainability Challenge Grant Program applications for 2019 are being accepted now through October 15, 2018. Total project funds available are $200,000 with individual projects funded in amounts ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. Application Materials are linked below. For more information visit the Sustainability Challenge Grant home page.

2019 SCG Rubric

2019 SCG Application Form (PDF)/ 2019 SCG Application Form (Word)

2019 Sustainability Challenge Grant Instructions

Tree Week

Tree Week

-Tree Week-

Urban Trees to take center stage October 6-14th during Lexington’s first ever Tree Week.

The Urban Forest Initiative, a working group of the Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment, is partnering with academics, local arborists, community groups, members from the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government, the Kentucky Division of Forestry and others to organize Tree Week events...

Water Week 2018

Water Week 2018

- Community Engagement-

Annually, TFISE supports a week long series of events dedicated to water resources, education and outreach. This year (Oct 13th-19th) the theme will be community engagement with a focus on the many ways  individuals, communities and water professionals can act to ensure safe sustainable drinking water now and in the future.