Posts Tagged ‘ Landscape Services ’

Arbor Day Foundation honors UNL’s commitment to trees

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Campus News, Issue, May 22

For the seventh-straight year, the Arbor Day Foundation has honored UNL with a Tree Campus USA designation. The award, which recognizes UNL’s long-standing commitment to healthy trees and urban forest management, was celebrated April 25 with a student-led tree planting on City Campus. “The Tree Campus USA designation is an honor that shows that the […]

‘Sunday Scientist’ spurs tree planting

Dec 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, November 18

A recent collaboration between the Department of Anthropology and Landscape Services blossomed — literally. After being asked to participate in Morrill Hall’s “Sunday with a Scientist” series, professor of anthropology Peter Bleed wanted to make his involvement as interactive as possible. “I didn’t feel like just showing artifacts,” Bleed said. “So I thought about digging.” […]

Landscape Services tests compacting trash can

Jul 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, June 17

UNL’s push for greater sustainability has taken trash collection to a new level. Landscape Services is testing a BigBelly solar-powered trash compactor on the Nebraska Union Plaza. The large, black refuse receptacle, located on the northwest corner of the plaza, is designed to reduce collection by holding more trash through compaction. “We are testing the […]

Points of excellence

Sep 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, September 10, 2009

• The freshman ACT composite average for fall 2009 is 25.4, an improvement over the 2008 record of 25.03. • Custodial Services was named an Employer of the Year by the State Rehabilitation Council for helping teach custodial practices to clients of the Nebraska Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Service. • Landscape Services received the Continued […]

Arbor Day Planting

Apr 30th, 2009 | By | Category: April 30, 2009, Campus News, Issue

Landscape Services employees plant an evergreen during an Arbor Day ceremony, April 21, on East Campus. The tree was placed west of the Plant Sciences building. (At top) Chancellor Harvey Perlman talks during the April 21 ceremony. Photos by Jessica Kelling/ReTree Nebraska.

UNL recycling program earns WasteCap honor

Dec 11th, 2008 | By | Category: December 11, 2008, Employee News

Landscape Services received the Continued Excellence in Recycling Award from WasteCap Nebraska. The award goes to the business that has taken strides to continually improve their waste reduction and recycling program. The UNL recycling program has grown from recycling 14.5 percent of UNL waste in 2003 to 25 percent in 2007. In the current year, […]

Tree Campus USA

Nov 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, November 20, 2008

The Arbor Day Foundation named UNL a Tree Campus USA site on Nov. 12. To celebrate the achievement, Landscape Services, the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota held a tree-planting event at UNL to officially kick off Tree Campus USA. Tree Campus USA, a new program launched by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors college campuses and […]

New commission on environmental sustainability explores options

Nov 6th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, November 6, 2008

A new commission is working to help the university act locally and think globally. Announced by Chancellor Harvey Perlman during his Sept. 4 State of the University address, the Chancellor’s Commission on Environmental Sustainability was formed to examine existing and develop new environmentally and ecologically responsible practices for the university. The commission was created on […]

Husker Cats assist UNL’s feral felines

Oct 16th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, October 16, 2008

‘Rogue feeders’ asked to stop as group begins work Marilyn Fenton was a rogue feeder. She was hooked two years ago. While venturing to a Lied Center Performance, she spotted three pathetic little kittens huddled under a rose bush; a fourth was dead nearby. “That’s when I decided to start feeding our Husker Cats,” said […]


Oct 16th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, October 16, 2008

Landscape Services employees (from left) Joel Tabor and Kirby Baird muscle a David crabapple tree into position on the west side of Kimball Recital Hall on Oct. 9. The planting, which included 13 trees, was the final phase in a rehabilitation project in areas between Kimball Hall and the Westbrook Music Building. The project was […]