Hello, my name is Evan Hutchison; I’m an environmental studies and German major, and I have been working with the Office of Sustainability since March. While this past year has thrown me some curveballs, there have certainly been some great things to come out of it. A lot of my work is focused on STARS, a sustainability rating system to gauge how sustainable schools are overall. In our prior submission we were very close to receiving a gold rating, so achieving that gold for this submission has been a priority for all involved.
The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute will hold the Water for Food Global Forum this October, a virtual series of events throughout the month that will convene leading international experts, growers and organizations to work towards achieving global water and food security. This event is free and open to the public and will focus on integrating knowledge and practice.
Patrick Boulas is an Environmental Specialist with the Environmental Health and Safety Department. His role in the department focuses primarily with coordinating UNL’s Storm Water Management Plan throughout both City and East Campus. The program he coordinates is charged with reducing stormwater pollution to receiving water bodies.
Sustain UNL is an environmental RSO that started in 2011 with a handful of dedicated environmentally-minded students.Today, it holds strong as a pillar on campus and a way for students to get involved in several different environmental projects each year.
Sustain works to create a more sustainable world through activism, education and service engagement. We try to keep this in mind with everything we do including our general meetings, volunteer opportunities and protests. Whatever it is you want to do, Sustain has an outlet for it.
My name is Rachel Summers and I am a second-year Environmental Studies and Political Science major. I have also been an intern at the Office of Sustainability since January.