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The Greenhouse Living & Learning Community offers students an opportunity to incorporate sustainable practices and principles in their daily lives while living on a college campus. Greenhouse promotes the development of strategies that students can use while at UT and in their lives after UT.

Through experiential and curriculum based education, participants will learn about behavioral modifications that lead to environmentally friendly lifestyles. Ranging from outdoor recreational activities to hands on service projects, your time in Greenhouse will nurture your passion and influence on the environment. Greenhouse welcomes students who are familiar with sustainable practices or just starting to gain an interest in sustainable efforts, providing students with knowledge and experiences they will use for a lifetime.

Community Requirements

The Greenhouse LLC is open to all students who have an interest in the environment and want to learn how they play a part in preserving it. Community members will be required to register for a Greenhouse-specific course, FYS 129: Gardening for Life.


Preston Jacobsen, Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
2233 Volunteer Blvd., Room 203
Knoxville, TN, 37996
Phone: 865-909-7428

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