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.

Outdoor Adventures incorporates social, environmental goals into programming

Monday, May 8, 2017

Only three years ago the Outdoor Adventures Center had a different and much smaller profile in the City Campus Recreation Center. There were six ropes on the climbing wall, a small bike shop, and a garage full of rental gear outside the front entrance. Due to the pressing need to expand student recreation services, the new Outdoor Adventures Center opened in Spring 2014.

Carbon sequestration project measures ecological benefits of trees on campus

Monday, May 8, 2017

Many universities across the United States and greater world are leading the effort for carbon neutrality as they recognize the responsibility academic institutions have to respond to environmental changes. Universities with these goals are working to reduce their carbon emissions by using less energy as well as more renewable energy.

UNL's Green Fund will provide funding for new green roof on East Campus

Monday, May 1, 2017

A new ASUN Green Fund project is coming to University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus. A small green roof will be installed on the East Campus Recreation Center.

ASUN passes 2 sustainability-related bills, elects new chair

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Association of Students of the University of Nebraska heard two bills and a resolution to a bill during its meeting on April 12. 

For unfinished business, the senate voted to indefinitely postpone Government Bill No. 4 from last week’s meeting, as Freshman Campus Leadership Associates member Hannah Jacobs asked to withdraw it. The bill aimed to help the Lincoln homeless community by providing care packages. The bill drew concern at last week’s meeting, as members of the senate wanted Jacobs’ project to focus more on University of Nebraska-Lincoln students.

LEAF showed art themed around environment, sustainability

Monday, April 10, 2017

Editor’s Note: LEAF artist Michael Johnson is Art Director for The Daily Nebraskan. Johnson did not contribute to the writing or editing of this story.

On April 7 the Lincoln Environmental Art Festival or ‘LEAF’ showcased environmental and sustainability-themed graphic design, video, live performance and photography.