sustainability

Inside Greenhouse: Carmen Agouridis and Mary Arthur

Two of the faculty co-directors, Carmen Agouridis and Mary Arthur, share some of their thoughts about the exciting new opportunity that Greenhouse can provide for students living on campus.

UK’s Greenhouse is designed for students interested in learning different aspects of their local environment, all in the context of sustainability. Greenhouse students will extend their classroom learning through community engagement with organizations and like-minded students committed to developing a sustainable Lexington.

Visit the website for more info: greenhouse.uky.edu

UK Earns a STARS Silver Rating for Leadership in Sustainability

The University of Kentucky has earned a STARS Silver Rating in recognition of its sustainability efforts from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Sustainability Forum

Please join us for the 2015 Sustainability Forum on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Hilary J. Boone Center on UK's Campus! This event is sponsored by the Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment and the UK Appalachian Center.  Students are encouraged to submit their posters for consideration, and the top posters will be given prizes.  The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 20, 2015. Please contact Suzette Walling for submission instructions and more information: tfise@uky.edu.  Also see the Call for posters below our flyer and the Tracy Farmer Institute's website: http://www.tfise.uky.edu/showcase.

 

Date: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Hilary J. Boone Center

$200,000 Available for Sustainability Projects

The University of Kentucky Sustainability Challenge Grant Program is funding sustainability projects on campus for the second year and with double the funds. This year, $200,000 is available to interdisciplinary teams working on sustainability-driven projects.

Greenhouse Student Testimonials

We interrupted a Greenhouse get-together to sit down with some students at our newest Learning Living Program, Greenhouse, just wrapping up its inaugural year. Listen to some of their favorite memories and learning experiences as freshmen.

New Sustainable and Recyclable Consumer Products Brand Wins UK Venture Challenge

University of Kentucky architecture graduate student Mark Manczyk won the UK Venture Challenge and a $1,500 scholarship with his business idea, "re.3." Second place and $1,000 went to Phillip Gordon with "Nomad Apparel."

WUKY's 'UK Perspectives' Talks Sustainability This Week

The President’s Sustainability Advisory Committee recently awarded $100,000 to seven campus teams and Shane Tedder and Suzette Walling discuss the projects and their impact on campus and the Lexington community.

New Spring 2015 Course Offering! NRE 390 Environmental Communications

The Natural Resources and Environmental Science program is now offering a course on Environmental Communications (NRE 390) for Spring 2015. The course is open to students from any major. Becoming an effective environmental communicator can catapult your preofessional goals.

Seven Projects to Receive UK Sustainability Challenge Grants

The President’s Sustainability Advisory Committee recently announced seven sustainability projects receiving grants, a total of $100,000 in funding, from the UK Sustainability Challenge Grant Program.

$100,000 Available for Sustainability Projects

A new program at the University of Kentucky will provide up to $100,000 in internal funding for sustainability projects on campus.

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