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.

Chief Procurement Officer

Thursday, April 21, 2022

I am the Chief Procurement Officer for the University System. The inherent nexus procurement has with sustainability, such as dealing with global supply chains, along with my strategic planning background, has made me a natural fit to help our University System continue its great work on sustainability. It has been rewarding meeting students, facility, and staff that have an equal passion for this effort.


Reflecting on the Past Two Years

Friday, April 15, 2022

Hey everyone, my name is Anna. I am a master's student in the School of Natural Resources, and I am currently working on finishing up my thesis and graduating this semester. With graduation just around the corner, the time has come to start wrapping up my time serving as the Offices of Sustainability's Communication Specialist and reflecting on the past two years.

Participating in the College of Business's Sustainability on Wheels Event

Spring and Summer Shares through the SOF!

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

In a tucked-away corner of East Campus hidden behind the College of Law lies a small plot of land where students gather each week to connect, learn, and grow food for their peers. It is called the Student Organic Farm.

Students working in a garden plot in the Student Organic Farm

Sustainability in Landscape Services

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

I’m Richard Wahl manager at Landscape Services I have been with the university for 51 years. I have worked and or over seen different operations through my tenure with the University. Includes Equipment maintenance, Landscape construction, Hardscape construction, Snow duties, Signage and Site amenities, and Recycling and Waste management (2002-2020).  As our Department works to provide students, faculty, and staff a safe and inviting campus setting and environment.

lanscape with trees and compost pile

Campus Planning and Environment

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Emily Deeker is the Director of Campus Planning and Environment for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In this position she serves as the Campus Planner as well as the Campus Landscape Architect with responsibilities for the implementation and updating of UNL’s Physical Campus Master Plan and ensuring alignment of the campus physical environment with the University’s strategic plan.

Students studying in front of Love Library