Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 31.22
Liaison Emily Deeker
Submission Date Jan. 23, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Matan Gill
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management & Planning
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Does the institution have one or more co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives that fall into the following categories?:
Yes or No
Active student groups focused on sustainability Yes
Gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, or urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems Yes
Student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes No
Sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills No
Conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience Yes
Cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience Yes
Wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles Yes
Sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences No
Programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills No
Sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution No
Graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions No
Other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives No

The name and a brief description of each student group focused on sustainability:

Yes, the student group Sustain UNL focuses predominantly on activities related to campus sustainability. This group undertakes various recycling, cleanup, political and educational activities designed at educating students and furthering the cause of UNL as an increasingly sustainable institution.


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A brief description of gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems:

In addition to the existing small garden plots available to student, a student-lead organic farm has been established to give students a greater opportunity to learn about organic farming methods.


The website URL where information about the organic agriculture and/or sustainable food systems projects and initiatives is available:
A brief description of student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes:
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The website URL where information about the student-run enterprise(s) is available:
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A brief description of the sustainable investment or finance initiatives:
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A brief description of conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience:

UNL host numerous events through the student run ASUN Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC) including the Sustainability Roundtable in which students have open discussions with faculty about matters of sustainability. Each spring the ASUN Environmental Sustainability Committee also hosts Focus Nebraska week in which students are encourage to attend public talks and interactive events related to environmental stewardship and sustainability. For the first time in 2013 the ESC hosted Nebraska Sustainability Student Summit. The event will bring together several student leaders from seven colleges and universities from throughout the state.


The website URL where information about the event(s) is available:
A brief description of cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience:

Each year during the focus Nebraska event students and community members showcase sustainability art in the Rotunda Gallery in the Nebraska Union.


The website URL where information about the cultural arts event(s) is available:
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A brief description of wilderness or outdoors programs for students that follow Leave No Trace principles:

Outdoor Adventures offers students opportunities to engage in the natural world around them, while instructing all participants to use leave no trace principles and offset all carbon emissions from travel using the Bonneville Environmental Foundation.


The website URL where information about the wilderness or outdoors program(s) is available:
A brief description of sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences:
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A brief description of program(s) through which students can learn sustainable life skills:
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A brief description of sustainability-focused student employment opportunities:
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A brief description of graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions:
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A brief description of other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives:
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