Sustainability Blog

We can all use new sources of inspiration when it comes to working toward greater sustainability. You can find them in this blog, where we profile some of the many people in the UNL community who make smart choices about the resources they use where they live, work and play.

Two clicks to stop waste: Opt out of your phone book

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Via Nebraska Recycling Council

Online searches are quickly replacing phone books as a way to search for information. Studies show that 70% of adults "rarely or never"use a phone book. Yet they keep showing up on our doorsteps.

Cedar Point Biological Station expanding course opportunities for unique learning

Thursday, July 6, 2017

John Garbisch described Cedar Point Biological Station as NU’s “experimental campus,” because it offers an immersive experience for students to pursue field work outside the traditional classroom setting. Garbisch, the Director of CPBS, is actively increasing opportunities for experimentation as they are expanding their course offerings outside of Biology this summer.

John Garbisch, Director of Cedar Point Biological Station

Water literacy program improve teaching tools for K-12 water curricula

Thursday, July 6, 2017

While most academic buildings are quiet during the summer months, a group of about 40 teachers from around Nebraska gathered at Hardin Hall for the week of June 12 to begin a water literacy program for continuing education. The workshop was the first part of a 15-month program that focuses on revamping water education implemented in K-12 classrooms.

Water Literacy Program

Environmental Studies alumna pursues passion for policy and health as a career

Monday, June 5, 2017

When Kaitlyn Dobesh was an Environmental Studies student in the program’s formative years, she pursued her own involvement when opportunities for advocacy were slim. She was a founding member of the Outdoor Education club, which traveled to elementary schools to host nature clubs.

Lincoln Cyclists organize and compete for National Bike Challenge recognition

Monday, June 5, 2017

About 700 cyclists in Lincoln logged over 135,000 miles in the month of May as a part of the National Bike Challenge. While Lincoln bicyclists have already ridden equal to five rotations around the earth this May, they only have their own threshold to beat after Lincoln took home the number 1 spot in the international competition in 2016.

Bike Lincoln