Posts Tagged ‘ recycling ’

UNL recycling program makes steady progress

Mar 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, Jan. 27

The UNL recycling program continues to gain steam. Between 2005 and 2009, the university doubled annual totals for both tons recycled and percent of total waste recycled. While 2010 totals are pending, initial estimates put the year on par or slightly better than 2009, which ended with 44.3 percent of total waste recycled. “That’s above […]

Coordinator’s environmentalism took root growing up in Nepal

Mar 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Employee News, Jan. 27

Credit Kathmandu for Prabhakar Shrestha’s push to green the Big Red. Shrestha grew up in Nepal, first in a small village in the east part of the Asian nation, then in the capital city of Kathmandu. Conditions in the city led Shrestha to become involved in environmental issues. “Solid waste management as a whole is […]

UNL joins national recycling competition

Mar 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, March 4, 2010

UNL is taking part in Recyclemania, a 10-week, friendly recycling competition between universities across the United States and Canada. The competition – which started as a contest between Miami University and Ohio University in 2001 – features different levels of recycling goals. UNL is participating in the category of overall percentage of waste recycled. “We […]

Phone book recycle sites offered

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

The UNL Recycling Office has arranged Dumpsters across City and East campuses for university faculty and staff to recycle outdated telephone books, including the UNL student directory and Centrex. The Dumpsters are in place through February. City Campus phone book recycling Dumpsters are located outside Memorial Stadium, Architecture Hall, between Love Library and CBA, Nebraska […]

University’s list of sustainable initiatives expands

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

A list of sustainability initiatives already in place at UNL has expanded. Released in April, the original list included more than 70 earth-sustaining projects and practices offered on campus. The expanded list includes both the Chancellor’s Commission on Environmental Sustainability and the Housing Dining Services’ “Good. Fresh. Local.” program. Also on the list is the […]

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 […]