Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.84
Liaison Morgan Hartman
Submission Date Dec. 12, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Morgan Hartman
Recycling Coordinator
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) Solutions Network

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

Big Ten and Friends - Sustainability Network

The Sustainability Leadership Presentation Series (SLPS)

The Climate Smart Collaborative

Lincoln Sustainability Connect

Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Morgan Hartman, Sustainability Coordinator with UNL’s Office of Sustainability, presented an on-demand session, “Developing a Comprehensive and Efficient Recycling Operation,” at the 2022 Global Conference on Sustainability Education hosted by AASHE.

Deryl Hatch-Tocaimaza, Associate Professor of Educational Administration, was also a co-presenter at the 2022 GCSHE during a networking session titled, “Creating Institutional Change for Social and Environmental Justice”.

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):

The OS submitted a case study on UNL’s Recycling Pilot Program to the 2022 Campus Race to Zero Waste Caste Study Competiton, a program from the National Wildlife Federation. The case study was recognized as the winner in the Summary of Waste Reduction Efforts category.


Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

An employee of the OS serves on the Lincoln Earth Day Coalition, a volunteer group that organizes the annual Lincoln Earth Day Celebration, which is recognized as the City of Lincoln’s official Earth Day event. The event typically takes place the Saturday before Earth Day, and aims to foster environmental stewardship, education, and sustainable living among the Lincoln community.

Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

UNL has provided guidance related to the development of a comprehensive recycling program through conversations with multiple higher education institutions including Purdue University and South Dakota State University. This has included conversations related to UNL’s Recycling Pilot Project and All in the Hall program to help other institutions learn from UNL’s experience and develop successful programs.

Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :

The Sustainability Leadership Presentation Series (SLPS) is a collaborative live broadcast of highly qualified and credible speakers, presenting on regional topics of sustainability and global and local environmental issues. The SLPS stimulates needed discussion and provides examples for action, planning and problem-solving for leadership in environmental sustainability. Different institutions in Nebraska all collaborate to make this possible.

Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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