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.

Waste Less this Thanksgiving

Friday, November 22, 2019

Thanksgiving dinner is shared once a year. There is always so much food to go around, but what is the best way to deal with all of the leftovers? These are a few options you have when sifting through this year’s extra food.

1. Compost Your Scraps

Composting is the most obvious way to eliminate food waste, however not everyone has access or the means to this form of recycling. If you are able to get started with composting, take any food scraps that you do not have a use for and place them in your composter.

2. Leftover Turkey Sandwich

AASHE 2019 Conference Recap

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Sustainability Coordinator, Prabhakar Shrestha along with Communications Specialist, Elizabeth Snyder and Interns Brittni McGuire and Kat Woerner attended the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE’s) annual conference in Spokane, WA in late October. The title of the conference was "Co-Creating a Sustainable Economy."

Brittni presented on how to sustain a student organization and overcome barriers on campus. Prabs and Elizabeth presented on UNL's new Green Map project.

Green Bag Series

Monday, November 18, 2019

The Chancellor's Commission for Environmental Sustainability and Resilience put together a new program called the "Green Bag Series." Similar to the concept of the "Brown Paper Bag Series," the Green Bag series provides an informal way to bring awareness to a variety of sustainability topics and issues facing the university. They will take place as monthly luncheons where members of the commission, and other UNL faculty, staff and students may join to learn in on the topic of the month.

Endangered Species Condoms Project

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Holistically one can see how everything, in one way or another, relates to the environment. 

Although not immediately evident, there is a link between protecting endangered species and condoms. As part of an awareness campaign by the Center for Biological Diversity, condoms featuring different endangered species on their cover are being distributed to remind us we are not the sole inhabitants of this earth.

Spoopy Season Sustainability Tips

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Do you catch yourself throwing out Halloween decorations year after year and spending an arm and a leg replacing them? Everyone loves to get Spoopy this time of year but at what cost? How much will we waste this year? There has got to be a better way. Compiled below are some tips and tricks to decorate this fall.

1. You can never go wrong at the thrift store

Thrift shop symbol

When you shop for decorations at a thrift store, you are getting another use out of something that has already been used.