ASUN Environmental Leadership Program Building Sustainability Culture

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
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Hello! My name is Sam Spethman, and I am a junior this year at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This year, I will be directing the Environmental Leadership Program (ELP), which is an environmentally focused organization under ASUN student government. I have been involved in ASUN since my freshman year, and it is an experience that I would not trade for the world. ASUN has introduced me to so many friends, peers, and resources that I can use to help make campus a safer, greener place for all students.

The Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) involves University of Nebraska-Lincoln freshmen and sophomores in campus sustainability efforts. Members of ELP plan and organize events that promote a sustainable culture at the University, experience leadership development, gain education on environmental issues, and participate in aspects of student government such as grant and policy writing.

As director of ELP for this school year, I am excited to be able to share the knowledge and resources I have learned in my time at UNL, as well as create even more space for sustainable and environmental conversations on campus. There has never been a better time to get involved and help protect the environment and educate all students across campus.

If you are interested in applying for the Environmental Leadership Program, applications can be found on the ASUN website. Applications are due September 15th in the ASUN office. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me (

I have never been more excited to have leaders across campus join me in furthering our green efforts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln!