Heating/Cooling with Renewables.
Innovation Campus sustainably heats and cools its buildings by leveraging the flow of seventy percent of the city's wastewater through the nearby Theresa Street plant.
Biking to Campus.
UNL earned a silver award from the Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) program, which provides the roadmap and technical assistance to create great campuses for cycling.
Data-diving for Energy Savings.
UNL faculty and Facilities staff are teaching students how to conduct a new type of energy audit and identify real savings through the Building Benchmarking and Disclosure (CNST 498) course.
Game Day Recycling.
UNL partners with Recycling Enterprises to ensure that the university premises stay litter-free on Husker football game days. Thousands of pounds of recyclables are diverted from the landfill each season.
The Office of Sustainability provides support for initiatives within the UNL campuses and community to create a culture of faculty, staff and students who are socially, economically and environmentally responsible. Contact Us firstname.lastname@example.org, 402-472-1126
Make the SMART CHOICE
The choices we make as individuals affect our campus and community. When we decide to use resources more efficiently and sustainably, that's a smart choice. And, we want everyone to know it.
Our Vision and Mission
Resources are Limited
We believe in doing all we can with what we have.
New Problems will Arise
We believe in the power of human innovation to solve problems.
Neither Nebraska nor the World will Wait
We believe that we must lead first and foremost by example but also through advocacy.
The Office of Sustainability develops strategies and action plans, and provides support for sustainability initiatives within the UNL campuses and community. These initiatives are developed in order to create a culture of faculty, staff and students who are socially, economically and environmentally responsible.
We strive to integrate sustainability into the core mission of the university through teaching, research, service and extension. We are committed to projects that make efficient use of our resources in order to create a more sustainable campus and community.