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.

Husker Spotlight: Meet the OS Communications Team

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Elizabeth Snyder and Megan Engel joined the OS early summer of 2018. Snyder is currently pursuing her master's degree in Integrated Media Communications. At the office she is a Communications Specialist and oversees all communications including: social media, a monthly newsletter, OS website, press, as well as planning and promoting events and workshops on campus. Engel is a senior majoring in Advertising & Public Relations with minors in Dance and Agriculture & Environmental Science Communications.

Elizabeth Snyder and Megan Engel Headshots

Winter Green Gift Guide

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Still scrambling to find gifts for everyone? Here’s some sustainable ideas:

For the Animal Lover: Treat your friend or family member to a delicious vegan meal.

For the Beauty Guru: Make homemade body scrub and pack into a reusable jar.

For the Foodie: Food tour of your city. High fives for walking to places. 

For the Outdoorsman: DIY bug-repellent. With the help of Pinterest and essential oils, you can create toxin-free formula to prevent those pesky bugs.

green winter gift ideas

Sustainable Winter Break

Monday, December 3, 2018

Classes are nearing their end and finals are on the horizon. You’re probably already dreaming of sipping on some hot coco while being cozied up at home under a fuzzy blanket with your dog or cat cuddled up next to you.  Before you zip out of campus there are some things to keep in mind to make sure you’re living sustainability over winter break.

Whether you are leaving for a few days or the entire break, remember to:

warm and cozy. sitting by the fireplace with a cup of coco and bowl of popcorn.

Takeaways from America Recycles Day

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Each year on November 15, millions of people across the United States take part in America Recycles Day. A day which was created to raise awareness about recycling and the purchasing of recycled products.

To celebrate, the OS set up a booth in the the City Campus Union to giveaway free, reusable OS  merchandise and teach passersby how to recycle here at UNL. The highlight of the event was our recycling competition to see who could recycle –correctly- the fastest. The staff set up three bins- recycling, composting and trash. Various items were provided for each bin.

America Recycle Day activity- Girl trying to decide the correct bin

Husker Spotlight: Meet UNL Faculty Jordan Messerer

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Jordan Messerer, Assistant Director for Campus Recreation, works hard to ensure students have the opportunity for adventure experiences at UNL.

Messerer studied at UNL and worked as a Graduate Assistant from 1996-1998. After working at Texas Tech for 11 years, he returned to the good life and has now worked for UNL the last nine years.

Jordan Messerer on bike.