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Green Fund

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The ASUN Green Fund provides grant funds for student-led projects directed toward improving overall environmental sustainability on the university campus. The fund and its grant reviewing committee empowers students and ...


Off-Campus Student Housing Recycling Program

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

Over 68 percent of students at the University of Nebraska Lincoln live in off-campus student housing, and many are conforming to the trend of residing in luxury student apartments. In ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Student Green Funds: Lessons Learned

  • Southern Oregon University (OR)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

Three campuses will share their experiences creating and working with Green Funds. The panel will review key lessons learned regarding Green Fund structure, function, efficacy, longevity and campus engagement. When ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Overcoming Administrative Barriers in Waste Management Projects

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

My project will be primarily covering the barriers that many students face when trying to implement new sustainable projects on their campuses. The focus of my project will be a ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Food, Energy, & Water in Society Minor

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The Food, Energy, and Water in Society (FEWS) minor, will provide integrated, multidisciplinary, learner-centered instruction in science and science-informed decision-making about FEW issues. The FEWS minor is designed to offer ...

  • Posted Aug. 30, 2018
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Energy Sciences Minor

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The Energy Science minor comprises four introductory core courses that provide a comprehensive overview of energy in society, fundamental energy principles, the economics of energy, and environmental issues related to ...

  • Posted Aug. 30, 2018
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Society and the Environment Minor

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The society and the environment minor will prepare students to contribute solutions for current and future local, regional, and global environmental challenges. Stewardship and the efficient, sustainable use of environmental ...

  • Posted Aug. 30, 2018
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Environmental Education Minor

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

A minor in environmental education is designed to provide additional qualifications for students interested in pursuing a career in the field of environmental and natural resources education. Career options for ...

  • Posted Aug. 30, 2018
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Grassland Ecology & Management (BS)

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

This major focuses on the management of rangeland, the world's most abundant type of land. About 45 percent of the world's land area and half of Nebraska's ...

  • Posted Aug. 30, 2018
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Fisheries and Wildlife (BA)

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The fisheries and wildlife major is designed to produce professionals who will manage wild populations of fish, birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Fisheries and wildlife management involves management of people ...

  • Posted Aug. 30, 2018
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Water Science (BS)

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's water science major includes instruction in water science, natural resources, biological and physical sciences and mathematics and statistics, as well as in the humanities, social ...

  • Posted Aug. 30, 2018
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Applied Climate Science (BS)

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The applied climate science major provides an interdisciplinary approach with courses in biology, chemistry, soils, water, ecology, mathematics and statistics, and Geographic Information Science (GIScience). These courses provide students with ...

  • Posted Aug. 30, 2018
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Environmental Restoration Science (BS)

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

Environmental restoration initiates or accelerates the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged or contaminated from human activity or natural agents. Students interested in this major will receive ...

  • Posted Aug. 30, 2018
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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

UNL’s Environmental Studies Program prepares students to solve current and future local, regional, and global environmental challenges. The program pairs a truly interdisciplinary curriculum with a student-centered approach that ...

  • Posted Aug. 30, 2018
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Assessment of the Campus Food Environment using Components of the Healthy Campus Environmental Audit

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The objective of this study was to assess whether the food environment at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) campuses supports healthy eating behaviors using components of the Healthy Campus Environmental ...

  • Posted April 6, 2018
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Implementation of Pre-Consumer Composting in University Student Union: Obstacles and Lessons learned

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

As an institution with over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) produces an overwhelming amount of waste. UNL has successfully achieved a campus-wide diversion rate of nearly 50 ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Developing a Green Fund

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The Green Fund at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL) is a pool of money that is available to all students to do projects on campus that relate to creating ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Using Sustainability-Themed Undergraduate Research Programs to Enhance Student Engagement in Research

  • University at Buffalo (NY)
  • University of South Dakota (SD)
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

Sustainability research provides a framework for engaging undergraduate students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. This session will discuss recruitment successes and opportunities for several sustainability-focused National Science Foundation Research Experiences for ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Greeks Go Green: Engaging the Collegiate Greek Community in Sustainable Practices

  • Davidson College (NC)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Greek and other social organizations are a potent force on many college campuses, yet there has been little discussion about best practices for engaging these organizations in sustainability initiatives. Case ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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UNL technology powers Nebraska solar panel startup

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

This press release describes an exclusive licensing agreement between University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Rare Earth Solar, a Nebraska solar panel manufacturer. The technology licensed by the University replaces the typical ...

  • Posted Aug. 14, 2017
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Funding Strategies for Non-Traditional University MS4 Stormwater Programs

  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)
  • University of Virginia (VA)

Stormwater programs have historically been stymied by lack of proper funding resources. Unlike drinking water and sanitary sewer utility services that long ago transitioned to enterprise funds, a stormwater utility ...


College and University Sustainability Officers' Experiences with Green Office Programs: A Qualitative Investigation

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The number of sustainability programs in higher education continues to increase. Green office programs have become a cornerstone of sustainability programming on college and university campuses across the country. This ...


Earthstock' & 'A Road to Sustainability': Creative Programming to Promote a Sustainable Campus Culture

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)
  • Universidad de Monterrey (NL)

Join us to learn about the crossroads between creative, educational programming and environmental sustainability at Earthstock and Road to Sustainability. By organizing campus-wide events such as documentary/movie showings, vegan ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Establishing a Student Green Fund at Your University

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a student-led effort recently succeeded with the establishment of a student green fund. The green fund currently provides approximately $46,000 per year to be ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Zero-Waste Initiative: Paving the Way

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

As an institution with over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln produces an overwhelming amount of waste. Although UNL currently has a waste diversion rate of about 50 percent ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Greeks Go Green

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

Greeks Going Green is a collaborative project with the student government at the University of Nebraska, which aims to show people that through simple actions, they have the power to ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Center Renewable Energy System plant

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The picture highlights the main plant of CRES project.

  • Posted Sept. 14, 2016
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Integrating geoscience into undergraduate education about environment, society, and sustainability using place-based learning: three examples

  • Metropolitan State University (MN)
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)
  • Utah State University (UT)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

From water to energy, and from climate change to natural hazards, the geosciences (marine, Earth, and atmospheric science) have an important role to play in addressing a wide range of ...

  • Posted Aug. 22, 2016
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The Big Ten Prospectus: Aligning Sustainability with Collective Mission Level Priorities

  • Purdue University (IN)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • University of Iowa (IA)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Central Office (NJ)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

With higher education facing ongoing budget cuts, top to bottom reviews of programs and policies, and critical questions regarding the value of a college education, we—as sustainability professionals—must ...

  • Posted June 11, 2016
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Institutional Framework for Student-Led Sustainability Initiatives

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC) is a self-sustaining committee within the Association for Students of the University of Nebraska (ASUN), otherwise known as UNL’s Student Government. The framework of ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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UNL Earth Day: Sustainability Is...

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

We asked our students to define "What sustainability is?" for them during the Earth Day Celebration at the green space here at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The attached picture is ...


Education for apparel sustainability from perspectives of design students from differing cultural contexts

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The focus of this paper is how design students think about sustainable practices and design solutions. A survey distributed to American and Korean design students asked how important sustainability was ...


Go Greek, Go Green: Integrating Sustainability into Daily Life for Members of the Greek Community

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The Greek community at UNL, consisting of fraternities, sororities, multicultural, and professional groups, comprises nearly 20 percent of the student body, with nearly 30 housed chapters on campus. Greek organizations ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Earthstock: Four Weeks to Learn and Grow

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

Earthstock is a campus-wide celebration of Earth Day throughout the month of April inspired by the iconic Woodstock music festival. Spearheaded by the student government's Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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PhD in Natural Resource Sciences

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The School of Natural Resources offers graduate programs leading to a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences. The broad diversity of climate, habitat, hydrology, soils ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Natural Resource Sciences

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The School of Natural Resources offers graduate programs leading to a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences. The broad diversity of climate, habitat, hydrology, soils ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

Career options for students pursuing and environmental education minor include working in formal and informal educational settings; employment in the public or private sector; and service as educational specialists, extension ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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