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|Submission Date||Jan. 23, 2014|
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
EN-9: Community Partnerships
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Facilities Management & Planning
Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “supportive”?:
A brief description of the institution’s supportive sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s (UNL) Partners in Pollution Prevention (P3)
program has helped both area college students and Nebraska businesses since 1997.
P3 is an outreach assistance program operated by the University of Nebraska
Extension and College of Engineering and funded by the USEPA Region VII, the
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, and a wide variety of industrial
Undergraduate student interns provide one-to-one Pollution Prevention assistance
to Nebraska businesses by performing waste assessments or other waste reduction
projects, and providing each client with a written report detailing waste
minimization suggestions. Clients who have participated in this program over the
years include dry cleaners and auto body shops, as well as large pharmaceutical and
other large manufacturing plants.
The School of Natural Resources is sponsoring activities and games that will help visitors better understand Nebraska's rich natural resources and ways to help protect them through discovery and hands-on activities at stations staffed by the school's faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students.
Featured exhibitors and presenters include, Dennis Ferraro with Snakes of Nebraska, Wildlife Encounters, Raptor Recovery, and the String Beans.
Additional Public Info: The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in the lots surrounding Hardin Hall
School of Natural Resources Teams with Community Crops:
The new training farm site is part of Community Crops' "Growing Farmers Training Program." The program was founded in 2007 to help beginning farmers develop successful small businesses. After outgrowing its former training site in 2012, it partnered with UNL to continue and expand the training program.
“This cooperation will help us inform kids about where their food comes from,” said James Brandle, professor of forestry and director of Prairie Pines. “Prairie Pines offers SNR the opportunity to put into practice our goal of introducing children to the wonders of nature.”
Prairie Pines is a large plot of land on the northeast side of Lincoln. Originally a Christmas tree farm, Walt and Virginia Bagley donated the site to UNL as a conservation and educational facility. The land features a wealth of ecosystems, including hardwood trees, conifers, native prairie, and grasslands, making it an excellent site for farming education and research.
Initially, Community Crops will use about nine acres for its training program, though part of the benefit of Prairie Pines is the opportunity to increase the number of plots available to participant
Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “collaborative”?:
A brief description of the institution's collaborative sustainability partnership(s):
Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “transformative”?:
A brief description of the institution's transformative sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:
A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with distant (i.e. non-local) communities:
The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:
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