The UK Greenthumb Environmental Club was founded on the University of Kentucky campus in 1993. Greenthumb is engaged in environmental activism on campus and beyond. Currently, much of Greenthumb’s work is focused on pushing for a more sustainable campus. In the past Greenthumb members have lobbied for change on campus by holding positions within Student Government, the President’s Sustainability Advisory Committee, the Student Sustainability Council, the original Sustainability Task Force and various other university bodies.
Beyond activism, Greenthumb is dedicated to educating both the UK community and its own members. Greenthumb participates in outings, such as trips to mountain top removal sights and leadership trainings held by other environmental organizations.
Greenthumb is also active off the UK campus, and is loosely affiliated with larger environmental activist organizations like the Kentucky Student Environmental Coaltion (KSEC), Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, the Cumberland (KY) Chapter of the Sierra Club, with members having lobbied in Frankfort, marched on Capitol Hill, and rallied with thousands of other young activist at Powershift 2013.
Greenthumb currently meets every Thursday night at 7:00 pm in room 359 of the UK Student Center.