Other Ways to Participate

Aside from being part of the various different organizations mentioned under Student Leadership page, you can also help make a sustainable difference on campus by getting involved in these on-campus programs and initiatives.

Sustainability Pledge

One of the best ways to participate in sustainability efforts is to join the thousands of students, faculty and staff who make smart choices every day. Take the pledge to recycle, save energy, eat sustainably, conserve water, and reduce the use of polluting modes of transportation.



Students can sign up through the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) to be an Environmentor with the UNL Upward Bound partnership. Every year, the Upward Bound program at Lincoln High school pairs high school students interested in environmental issues with college students who serve in a mentor role.

The Environmental Studies Program staff and faculty provide support, but UNL students guide their mentees through the process of conducting research and building their network. At the end of the Spring semester, the Lincoln High School students present their projects alongside Seniors in the Environmental Studies Program.

Students also have the opportunity to present their projects at the national conference in Washington D.C. and win a $1,000 scholarship. Read articles on how past mentors have helped make a difference in the lives of high school students here and here.