Campus News

Tours Help Students Win a Free Commuter Bike

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 22, 2009) -- University of Kentucky students have two great opportunities today to add to their special Big Blue Goes Green “passport,” which is stamped for each BBGG event they attend. Students who attend five or more events will be eligible for a drawing for a commuter bike. 

Passports must be turned into Wildcat Wheels during Bike Shop hours no later than 5 p.m. Sept. 25. For bike shop hours and location, visit Visit to download a copy of the passport. 

Have you ever wondered exactly what happens to the plastic water bottle that you just pitched into the recycling bin?

That question can be answered for those taking the UK Big Blue Goes Green Showcase tour of Lexington's recycling facility on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon. Students will get an up close look at a facility that in 2007 recycled more than 15,000 tons of paper, 1,300 tons of glass and 3,800 tons of cardboard, generating more than $2 million in revenue for the city. To make it easy for everyone, a bus will pick up participants at the William T. Young Library at 10:30 a.m., then return at 12:30 p.m.

UK students' only opportunity to see their school's entry in the 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon ( takes place today at 3-4 p.m. Hear from the students and faculty who have been constructing UK's solar home ( before it is transported to Washington, D.C., for the competition with 19 other universities worldwide. Meet project coordinators Don Colliver, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, and Greg Luhan, UK College of Design, at the team's worksite at UK's Electric HVAC Building, located at 425 Stadium View Dr. (#287 on UK Interactive Map)

Unless otherwise noted, all BBGG events are free and open to the public. See for a detailed schedule.