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.

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.

Dobesh with fellow students at the National Delegation conference

Lincoln Cyclists organize and compete for National Bike Challenge recognition

Monday, June 5, 2017

UNL leads the way with about 700 cyclists in Lincoln logged over 135,000 miles in the month of May as a part of the National Bike Challenge.
Bike Lincoln

Custodial Sustainability Initiative enhances long-term health of campus

Monday, June 5, 2017

Zainudeen Popoola believes that the key to sustainable futures is being able to work together towards a common, meaningful goal. As the director of Custodial Services, he sees mutual motivation from the staff to “green” custodial procedures.

Joslyn Institute to Host Urban Thinkers Campus 2.0: Focus to be on University-City Opportunities for Sustainability

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Cities are the vanguard in addressing immediate effects of climate change, population migration and growth, and infrastructure modernization in the United States. Amidst a general atmosphere of federal and state political deadlock, cities now face frontline and more urgent demands with fewer resources to address them. Universities, on the other hand, are virtual laboratories of Big Data, technological breakthroughs, and innovative sustainability research and modeling.

Smoke-free/ tobacco-free task force pursues wellness on campus

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

When Jennifer Dam-Shewchuk was in her freshman year of college in 1981 at the University of Kansas, it was also the first year that the university banned smoking cigarettes in the classrooms. She said you could still smoke in the hallways and other common spaces on campus.