GreenHouse is one of UVM's Residential Learning Communities, providing environmentally-themed programming for over 200 students from a range of majors. Established in fall 2006, the GreenHouse is located within the University Heights South (UHS) Residential Complex—a LEED-certified building designed to be energy efficient and incorporate local and recycled construction materials. GreenHouse is a truly interdisciplinary community involving students, faculty, staff, and mentors from across campus and the greater Burlington area.
As the name implies, GreenHouse is a place where we celebrate our connection to the natural world. But more than that, it is our intention to function as a sustainable community, one where there is a commitment to environmental responsibility and social justice. We strive to create an inclusive atmosphere where everyone is welcomed and diversity is valued. We seek to deepen and celebrate our sense of place, fostering an atmosphere where everyone feels connected to their community, the built environments that we inhabit, and the natural landscape that surrounds us.