The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s procurement services team is always looking for ways to make our supply chain more diverse. UNL partners with Office Depot as a prime supplier for office supplies, and a large percentage of our purchases are paper. In 2009, Office Depot added a new, diverse-owned and sustainable manufacturer to their product catalog—South Coast Paper Company. Headquartered in Columbia, SC, South Coast Paper is an independently-owned paper converting and sales and marketing company, offering a broad line of high quality paper products.
University Housing has decided to step up its commitment to sustainability this summer.
“While Dining Services is just one area in a large University community we believe that we can be a major contributor to the University’s sustainable efforts,” said David Annis, Director of Housing Dining Services.
The OS dedicated some time this summer to go on a variety of tours of places around and affiliated with UNL to better educate the team on various operations and more "behind the scene" action.
The first stop was a weekend retreat away at Cedar Point Biological Center. The OS learned more about the Centers projects and got the chance to interview students and faculty about the research they had been conducting this summer.
The OS was asked to present at Sunday with a Scientist on June 23, 2019 at Morrill Hall. Sunday with a Scientist is a series of presentations that highlight the work of scientists, while educating kids and families on a variety of topics related to science and natural history. Presenters share scientific information in a fun and informal way through talks, demonstrations, activities or by conducting science on site.
A full year of research, dedication and grit culminated for several seniors on Wednesday, April 17th at the Environmental Studies Student Theses Showcase. “Writing the thesis was tricky at first because you have a year to complete it so it seems really daunting. But getting to pick a topic I was actually passionate about for the first time in my college career made it really exciting,” said Lila Peterson, Environmental Studies major.