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.

Sustainability Report

Monday, August 6, 2018

UNL is STARS Silver!

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

University rankings are bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Points are earned across four main categories — academics, engagement, operations, and planning and administration. UNL is currently STARS silver.

Husker Spotlight: Meet UNL Alumna Skylar Falter 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

“There are products that you can only find in Nebraska. From the rich flavor of our vegetables and fruits to unique styles of cheeses, wines, and meats. Local foods are imperative to the future of our communities,” said Skylar Falter, UNL Alumna.  

Falter is doing neat things for sustainability with her new position as a Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska coordinator and a co-owner of RhizoCity Farms in Lincoln, NE.

Skylar and Matt gardening at Rhizo City Farms.

Tree Campus USA: Campus Highlight

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The University of Nebraska- Lincoln (UNL) is one of twenty-two colleges and universities that have been recognized as a Tree Campus USA every year since the program was initiated in 2008. This year they celebrated their 10-year recognition as a Tree Campus USA!

7 Tips for Planning a Sustainable Summer Party

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Summer Solstice today officially marks the beginning of summer- the season of pool parties, barbeques, family get-togethers and of course late-night campfires.

Events like these can generate a tremendous amount of waste, but with a little forethought, can be meaningful, fun and sustainable.

So, while you’re enjoying your fun in the sun this summer, keep in mind some of these tips to have a sustainable summer party!

10 Places You Can Volunteer This Summer

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

As summer quickly approaches, there is no better time to volunteer your time at a local organization to make your impact on the environment and your community. We have come up with a list of ten great places to give your time.