Achieving environmental sustainability requires creativity and active involvement, not just understanding. Greenhouse students who took Mary Arthur’s 1-credit course, “Real World Sustainability: Stepping into the Community” during the spring 2015 semester share their experience in this video. The course provided students with the opportunity to learn how others have developed new ideas in the service of sustainability, and how they are implementing those ideas through the development of various types of organizations.
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.
Visiting Vietnamese student, Thanh Thi Hoang, talks about her experience at the University of Kentucky and in the Center for English as a Second Language. She improved her English language skills and fell in love with the city and people of Lexington, Kentucky.
Biology Professor Helps Bring New York-based Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Therapeutics Company to Lexington
Gismo Therapeutics Inc., a New York-based biotech startup, has recently relocated its company to the University of Kentucky Advanced Science and Technology Commercialization Center, a business incubator housing new and emerging technology-based companies on UK’s campus.