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.

UNL starts construction on new energy storage facility

Monday, November 14, 2016

With 25,260 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus needs a lot of electricity to keep everything running.

To help make the university more sustainable and decrease energy costs, UNL is opening a new Thermal Energy Storage facility on City Campus. There’s been an operational TES facility on East Campus since 2012, but the City Campus addition will help further decrease costs and increase energy efficiency, Charlie Gibbs, technical manager at UNL, said. Planning for the new City Campus facility began in 2011, and facility construction is now underway.

New UNL sustainability minor fits with a variety of careers

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

When Dave Gosselin met with five other University of Nebraska-Lincoln colleagues a little more than a year ago to discuss creating a sustainability-related minor, one thing was clear: It had been a long time coming.

“There was a quote in one of the minutes of the meeting that basically said, ‘It’s been a long-awaited action,’” Gosselin, the director of Environmental Studies at UNL, said. “For quite some time, the word ‘sustainable’ or ‘sustainability’ wasn’t being used much here at UNL.”

Starting Young because Tomorrow's Environment Matters

Monday, August 24, 2015

Shelby has had an interest in environmental sustainability since she was a young girl. She enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and knitting. When she is not working with the Environmental Leadership Program, she also volunteers her time for Launch Leadership.

Shelby Janke photo

Environmental Sustainability Committee on Campus

Monday, August 24, 2015

Morgan Battes, a Junior in the Natural Resources and Environmental Economics, will be the chairperson of Environmental Sustainability Committee this year. In the past, Battes has been involved in ASUN’s sustainability efforts through her project “Greeks Going Green.”

picture of Morgan Battes

Sustainability and Wellness

Monday, August 24, 2015

Kimberly Barrett is UNL Campus Recreation’s Assistant Director of Wellness Services and Fitness Programs. For 18 years, she has dedicated herself to the health and fitness field. When she isn’t serving as the chair of the Chancellor’s Committee on Wellness or working as an ACE-certified Advanced Health & Fitness Professional and Health Coach, she loves to read books and stay active outdoors. Barrett, a mother of 3, lives by the motto: “What doesn’t challenge you doesn’t change you.”

Kim Barrett at a Wellness event for University Housing staff