Who We Are

Our Mission and Vision

Resources are Limited

We believe in doing all we can with what we have.

New Problems will Arise

We believe in the power of human innovation to solve problems.

Neither Nebraska nor the World will Wait

We believe that we must lead first and foremost by example but also through advocacy.


The Office of Sustainability develops strategies and action plans, and provides support for sustainability initiatives within the UNL campuses and community. These initiatives are developed in order to create a culture of faculty, staff and students who are socially, economically and environmentally responsible.


We strive to integrate sustainability into the core mission of the university through teaching, research, service and extension. We are committed to projects that make efficient use of our resources in order to create a more sustainable campus and community.

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Prabhakar Shrestha


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Prabhakar (Prabs) is UNL's first Sustainability Officer. His initial goal is to champion the cause of sustainability across different UNL entities and encourage sustainability practices that are efficient, smart and fitting to our culture in Nebraska. Prabs is currently involved in devising the Office of Sustainability's short term and long term goals.

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Nayelly Rodriguez Jimenez

Sustainability Specialist, GA

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Nayelly is currently pursuing her master's degree in Environmental Engineering. Her primary work with the office includes sustainability and carbon tracking for AASHE STARS, assisting in the development of the Chancellor’s Commission, and working with student groups to initiate sustainability projects. She is super exited to be part of the movement to make UNL the most sustainable campus in the Midwest! 

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Kat Woerner

Sustainability Specialist, Undergraduate

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Kat is a sophomore majoring in Economics, Environmental Studies, and Natural Resource Economics with a minor in Psychology. Her primary work with the office includes working with Dining, Procurement, Operations, and Landscape Services to increase UNL's AASHE STARS report, initiating sustainability projects with student groups, and organizing volunteer efforts across campus.