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.

Top 5 Tips for Living Sustainably at UNL

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Living a sustainable lifestyle is really easy. All you have to do is turn off the water when you brush your teeth, switch out your light bulbs, and take the bus, right? If only it were that easy. Although these things are helpful, they’re just a small part of reducing your carbon footprint and becoming environmentally friendly. To live every day like it is earth day, here are Kat's top five tips for living a sustainable lifestyle at UNL.


Nebraska Climate Strike

Monday, September 30, 2019

On Friday, September 20th, Nebraskans, led by young people, took to the streets for the Nebraska Climate Strike in sync with the Global Climate Strikes happening around the world. Globally, over 4 million people attend a climate strike with over 4,000 events organized. In Nebraska, over 300 people attended the strike in Omaha and over 500 in Lincoln at the state capitol. 


Sustainability Summit: Keynote Abbie Eisenhart

Thursday, September 26, 2019

In a time of global climate crisis, Abbie Eisenhart, manager of corporate partnerships for the Arbor Day Foundation urged approximately 60 University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) students to consider the positive impact trees have on the environment.

 “Things are not great. Let’s be honest, there are things we need to do and change,” Eisenhart said in her keynote address at the Third Annual Sustainability Summit. “If ever there was a time for trees, that time is now.”


Third Annual Sustainability Summit

Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Office of Sustainability (OS) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is proud to announce the Third Annual Sustainability Summit to be held on Sept. 26 from 11:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the City Campus Union (2nd floor) and Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Union Plaza and Meier Commons.

The goal of the summit is to educate students about current sustainability practices at UNL, in the community and how they can get involved. New this year, the summit will provide networking opportunities with professionals in the industry for students.


Sustainability Culture, Commuting & Literacy Survey Results

Friday, August 9, 2019

The report provided a detailed account of the design and administration of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Sustainable Culture, Commuting, and Literacy survey and outcomes from responses. The purpose of this project was to gather feedback from UNL faculty, staff, and students about their sustainability attitudes, commuting behaviors, and the sustainability culture at UNL. These findings will be used to help improve sustainability programming on campus and compile more accurate carbon emissions data.