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.

5 Tips to a Sustainable Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Creamy mashed potatoes, sweet cranberry sauce, turkey and fresh out-of-the-oven pumpkin pie. If you weren’t already hungry your stomach is sure rumbling now! As Thanksgiving approaches and we begin making dinner plans, it’s important to consider how much of an environmental impact this annual feast has. How can you turn Thanksgiving into a more eco-friendly holiday?

1. Buy Local

Thanksgiving Basket.

AASHE Conference Recap

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Sustainability Coordinator, Prabhakar Shrestha and Sustainability Specialist, Cale Brodersen attended the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE’s) annual conference in Pittsburgh, PA in early October. The title of the conference was "Global Goals: Rising to the Challenge." 

Sustainability Coordinator, Prabhakar Shrestha and Sustainability Specialist, Cale Brodersen pose for a picture outside of the AASHE conference.

America Recycles Day

Wednesday, October 24, 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.

America Recycles Day Sign

5 Tips to a Sustainable Halloween

Wednesday, October 10, 2018


Halloween can be an expensive and wasteful holiday, but it doesn’t have to be. Check out some of these ideas for a greener Halloween!

1. Go Vintage!

Instead of buying expensive pre-made costumes, consider reusing or recycling costumes from previous years or even make your own from things you already have in the house. Raid your closet for inspiration: old dresses, shirts, or even an old pair of boots can become great costumes. And don’t forget the pets!

Fall decor laid out on table.

Husker Spotlight: Meet UNL Student Megan Warbalow

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Why couldn’t Nebraska be the most sustainable campus in the nation? A question Senior Interior Design major, Megan Warbalow, proposed when working on her project to unite colleges around a simple idea- planting a tree.

Student Megan Warbalow stands next to the tree she planted at UNL.