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.

Ever wonder if UNL recycles electronics? We do!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

In fact, many of our electronics are banned from the landfills due to toxic metals within their internal circuit boards. These metals can leach from the equipment overtime and contaminate soils and groundwater.
vector image of a tv being thrown into a trashcan

Changing the Climate on Climate Change

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

We hosted our second annual Sustainability Summit this past Wednesday. Students of all majors were invited to come learn about sustainability initiatives at Nebraska and how to get involved. The highlight of the summit was the presentation on Climate Change in Nebraska by Donald A. Wilhite, Director Emeritus of the School of Natural Resources and founding director of UNL’s National Drought Mitigation Center.

Wilhite did a great job covering climate change on a global level then returning it to how it affects us here in Nebraska, making it more relatable for students.

Don Wilhite presenting on climate change at the sustainability summit

Husker Spotlight: Meet UNL Student Gage Mruz

Monday, September 3, 2018

Gage Mruz, Senior Environmental Studies major, can frequently be found outside- perhaps grabbing a hammock in a nice secluded place to relax. This summer, however, Mruz pushed himself out of his comfort zone when he decided to intern abroad in Auckland, New Zealand.   

Gage in New Zealand near waterfall

Peer-to-Peer Sustainability Education Program Kicks Off at UNL

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln continually strives toward being a better steward of the environment. With the help of PepsiCo Recycling’s Zero Impact Fund, the UNL Office of Sustainability (OS) is piloting a peer-to-peer sustainability education Green Teams program called “EcoHuskers” in 10 different buildings across campus.

EcoHusker plug logo

Volunteers needed for game-day recycling program

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Go Green for Big Red kicks off on Sept. 1 for the Husker football season, and UNL Recycling needs your help. Volunteers are needed at all home football games to hand out green bags for recyclables and to help tailgaters be environmentally responsible.

The game-day recycling program, currently in its tenth year, relies on both UNL students and the community to encourage recycling and spread awareness.

Herbie Husker Recycle Graphic