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.

Joslyn Institute to Host Urban Thinkers Campus 2.0: Focus to be on University-City Opportunities for Sustainability

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Cities are the vanguard in addressing immediate effects of climate change, population migration and growth, and infrastructure modernization in the United States. Amidst a general atmosphere of federal and state political deadlock, cities now face frontline and more urgent demands with fewer resources to address them. Universities, on the other hand, are virtual laboratories of Big Data, technological breakthroughs, and innovative sustainability research and modeling.

Smoke-free/ tobacco-free task force pursues wellness on campus

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

When Jennifer Dam-Shewchuk was in her freshman year of college in 1981 at the University of Kansas, it was also the first year that the university banned smoking cigarettes in the classrooms. She said you could still smoke in the hallways and other common spaces on campus.

Outdoor Adventures incorporates social, environmental goals into programming

Monday, May 8, 2017

Only three years ago the Outdoor Adventures Center had a different and much smaller profile in the City Campus Recreation Center. There were six ropes on the climbing wall, a small bike shop, and a garage full of rental gear outside the front entrance. Due to the pressing need to expand student recreation services, the new Outdoor Adventures Center opened in Spring 2014.

Carbon sequestration project measures ecological benefits of trees on campus

Monday, May 8, 2017

Many universities across the United States and greater world are leading the effort for carbon neutrality as they recognize the responsibility academic institutions have to respond to environmental changes. Universities with these goals are working to reduce their carbon emissions by using less energy as well as more renewable energy.

UNL's Green Fund will provide funding for new green roof on East Campus

Monday, May 1, 2017

A new ASUN Green Fund project is coming to University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus. A small green roof will be installed on the East Campus Recreation Center.

Green roofs are also called living roofs because they are covered in grasses and a variety of plant life. They can help reduce rainwater runoff, reduce energy consumption in the building and add to the aesthetic value of the building.