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.

A Reflection on Earthstock 2021

Thursday, April 29, 2021

This year, I had the privilege of serving as the Environmental Sustainability Committee Chair. I got to do so many great initiatives, but Earthstock was definitely the cherry on top. I am not going to put it lightly. Trying to plan a series of events during a pandemic is not easy. However, I am really proud of how everything turned out. The combination of both zoom and in-person programming allowed us to reach out to as many students as possible and allowed people to attend events in their comfort zones.

Students gathered for Earthstock event

Sustainability in the Classroom - ENVR 101

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

This spring students in Environmental Studies Orientation (ENVR 101) participated in the first ever waste audit of East Campus buildings. The waste audit was part of UNL’s recycling pilot program designed to make campus waste diversion efforts more efficient and accessible. When instructor Hillary Mason first heard about the program, she immediately reached out to Recycling Program Director Morgan Hartman to learn how she and her ENVR 101 students could help.

students sorting waste at a class waste audit

This Earth Month – Let’s Celebrate our Students!

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Happy Earth month fellow Huskers! I hope you all are having a great Spring semester and are staying safe and healthy!


Students sitting on a truck after colleting furniture

Sustainability in the Classroom

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Dr. Katherine Nashleanas is a lecturer for the school of Global Integrative Studies and teaches a variety of classes including Quality of the Environment, Human Geography, Economic Geography, and the Geography of the United States. Last semester, Dr. Nashleanas developed a special poster activity for her students to apply their knowledge of  sustainability and contribute to the UNL community. Read more about Dr. Nashleanas and her students’ contribution below.

How would you define sustainability?

One of the student group’s poster from Quality of Environment.

Meet our Newest Sustainability Specialist

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Hello! My name is Evan and I’m the newest member of the OS, and wanted to introduce myself. I am a freshman majoring in environmental studies and german, and am very passionate about ethics and human rights in sustainability. In my free time I enjoy doing art like photography and drawing, and studying languages (German, Russian, and Icelandic for 5, 3, and 3 years respectively)