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Sustainability Report

Monday, August 6, 2018

UNL is STARS Silver!

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

University rankings are bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Points are earned across four main categories — academics, engagement, operations, and planning and administration. UNL is currently STARS silver.

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Husker Spotlight: Meet UNL Alumna Skylar Falter 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Skylar and Matt gardening at Rhizo City Farms.

“There are products that you can only find in Nebraska. From the rich flavor of our vegetables and fruits to unique styles of cheeses, wines, and meats. Local foods are imperative to the future of our communities,” said Skylar Falter, UNL Alumna.  

Falter is doing neat things for sustainability with her new position as a Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska coordinator and a co-owner of RhizoCity Farms in Lincoln, NE.

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Sustainability Achievements

The University has earned recognition for its comprehensive sustainability efforts, its commitment to constructing and renovating existing buildings sustainably and its efforts to establish and sustain healthy community forests.