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.

Looking Back and Moving Forward

Thursday, October 14, 2021

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.

Stars Silver Rating

What to Expect at the Water for Food Global Forum

Thursday, October 7, 2021

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.

Water for Food - Global Forum logo

What On Earth is a Post-Construction Stormwater Control?

Thursday, September 30, 2021

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.

Story map of approved post-construction stormwater at UNL

Sustain UNL: A Group of Environmentally Minded Students

Thursday, September 23, 2021

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.

Students gathering to protest

Planning for the Sustainability Summit

Thursday, September 16, 2021

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.

Sustainability Summit Flyer for 2021