Inaugural Sustainability Summit is Sept. 6
The Office of Sustainability invites Husker students to its inaugural Sustainability Summit at 3 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Nebraska Union.
The summit is meant to provide a networking opportunity for students interested in environmental issues on campus, inform them about the university's sustainability goals and educate them about green practices and topics.
The university received a silver rating for its eco-friendly practices in 2016 through the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, a university- and college-centric program organized by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. The Office of Sustainability is working with various groups on campus to try to improve that rating to gold.
The event will begin with a short presentation by Prabhakar Shrestha and Vivian Nguyen from the Office of Sustainability on the past, present and future of sustainability at Nebraska. Students can then network with environmental groups on campus, including the ASUN Environmental Sustainability Committee, Sustain UNL and University Recycling. There will be two breakout sessions featuring the topics of climate change in Nebraska, event planning and social media, living sustainably on campus and applying for the student Green Fund. Each session will feature faculty and students sharing their experiences about how to get involved in sustainability through organizations, volunteering and student-led projects.
Attendees will receive a free reusable bag and water bottle. Snacks will be provided.