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.

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

Inclusivity and cultural sustainability for an equitable society

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Hello, Namaste, My name is Ritu Jadwani and I am an international student at the University of Nebraska, currently pursuing my PhD in the Fashion Merchandising department. At the Office of Sustainability, I work as a Sustainability Specialist Graduate Assistant to facilitate various sustainability programs for the UNL community. My key responsibility is to build partnerships with various departments and coordinate outreach activities to build a sustainable campus.

Ritu Jadwani with the women involved with Namaste NYC

UNL Dining - Building a Sustainable Dining Program

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Three years ago, the UNL Dining Services leadership team started to look beyond our day-to-day functions and find ways that our services could better contribute to the overall sustainability goals of the university. We decided to target five main areas of impact:

  • Food Sourcing
  • Food Production
  • Food Insecurity
  • Food Waste
  • Source Reduction

Food Sourcing:

Dave Annis with a biodigester

Emphasizing the Creation of Connections and Relationships

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Creative Commons is an RSO affiliated with the College of Fine and Performing Arts that is open to all students focused on cultivating a community for creative students. Throughout the year we invite working artists to talk about their career development in the artistic world. We host workshops and provide opportunities to work with various mediums and software, like Adobe Photoshop and screenprinting.

Students working on project around table in classroom.