Honoring Women, Our Commonwealth, and the World Abundant 🌼

The Week of March 11, 2024

This month, we are celebrating the tremendous efforts of the women across Kentucky and the world beyond. We honor the often under-recognized work of women as the force that it isfor the power and energy that keeps society moving forward; that keeps our communities capable of achieving both the ordinary and extraordinary. 

In the process, we've rediscovered an exceptional documentary film championed by the Kentucky Commission on Women called Dreamers & Doers: Voices of Kentucky Women. Highlighting their magnificent contributions, we were unbelievably moved to learn from this collection of stories about the Kentucky women who, while in their quests for women’s rights, made groundbreaking “firsts” in Kentucky and American history. 

These women, in their pursuit of social justice, demonstrated the activism and resilience we hope to emulate and ignite across the Commonwealth. 

How are you honoring the women in your life? 
How are you building upon their legacies?
As you reflect on these considerations, we wish you a very joyous International Women's Month and a marvelous March. We hope you'll join us at the many learning, growing, and care-conscious community events upcoming throughout the Spring! 
"Love Letter to Wildlands"
Episode 8 of the Pine Mountain Sessions features Kentucky singer-songwriters Daniel Martin Moore and JoAnna Baker, as well as Appalachian writer Whit Baker. We thank the Kentucky Natural Land Trust for putting together this stunning series which hopes to preserve not only Kentucky culture, but hopes to raise awareness for protecting our wonderful and wild homeland. 
Building a coalition of the courageous to edify the curious. 

The Baldwin-King Project is housed at the Envirome Institute at the University of Louisville, and includes dozens of partners, including  Black Man Lab: Atlanta, the Filson Historical Society, Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Equity, Louisville Urban League, Roots 101: African American Museum, Simmons College of Kentucky, and UofL’s Pan-African Studies Department.

Dr. Ricky Jones, the project's leader and the Baldwin-King Scholar-in-Residence, invites all of the courageous and curious to join for "an unsurpassed educational series of events on the positives, problems, and possibilities of American Democracy."

The inaugural Baldwin-King Memorial Lecture (to be offered yearly on the anniversary of King's assassination) will be built around a lecture and audience conversation on: “What would James Baldwin and Martin Luther King, Jr. think of America today?” The event will be held April 4, 2024 at 6:00pm at Roots 101: African American Museum (124 N. 1st St.)
It is FREE and open to the public.

To receive the Baldwin-King Project's newsletters and notification of future events, you can sign-up here.
The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts (KCPA) presents two exciting cultural activities this spring. Click through the links below to learn more and purchase tickets. 
  • March 17 (Bomhard Theater) - The Yale Whiffenpoofs (left), hailed as the world's oldest and best known acapella group!
  • March 28 - MOMIX: Alice (right), an illusion-bending retelling of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland by the visionary Moses Pendleton. 


Between March and October, you can request supplies, including trash bags, gloves, and t-shirts using this registration form thanks to the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission.

Grab your pals and prioritize the wellness of our waterways!

Be sure to submit your request at least two weeks prior to your Ohio River Sweep date.

The health of the planet and the health of humans go hand in hand. Join us to celebrate nature’s healing powers and learn how conservation and protection of the Earth are at the center of everything we do at Bernheim.

During RESTORE, visitors will not only witness the breathtaking beauty of spring at Bernheim but will also enjoy drop-in self-care activities and a variety of educational experiences that will inspire them to implement more sustainable practices in their daily lives.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, take a deep breath of fresh air courtesy of a healthy forest, and find peace in the sweeping views of natural beauty.

Activities include: A tree giveaway with Horticulture Team; a lesson in Ornitherapy with Volunteer Naturalists, Jim and Karen Scout; native flower seed planting in the Edible Garden; a Walk and Talk around the Waters of Bernheim; Contra Dancing; Drop-in Yoga with KARMA Yoga; Discussion of a Climate Crisis Action Plan, and much more!

We wish a joyous and healthy holiday to all who celebrate this season! 

Kentuckiana MAPS 2024

As the intersection of environmental sustainability, health, and community development gains significance, it is imperative to foster collaboration among organizations leading efforts in these domains. Recognizing the shared commitment to fostering resilient communities, this meeting aims to explore synergies between climate change, health, outdoor recreation, and community resilience, fostering a holistic approach to address common challenges through a New Vision of Health. The meeting will be held at the Urban Design Studio at the Envirome Institute in downtown Louisville, KY. (Find more details here.)

We are committed to providing an opportunity for everyone at this event to share about their work through facilitated discussions and posters.

  • Discussion sessions will be one hour and group on the following topics: Climate, Health, and Community Resilience in Cities; Balancing Recreation and Remediation on the Ohio River; Community-Led Approaches towards Environmental Justice; or an emergent theme. You will have an opportunity to opt into a discussion session in the registration form.

  • Poster Session: To be considered, prepare a short, 150-word summary of what you’d like to share and submit it as part of your registration. (Undergraduate, graduate, and faculty posters are welcome. Previously presented posters are welcome.) 

Register here:  https://csciences.typeform.com/kentuckiana24

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