Sustainability Expo Friday, April 24th 2015

Friday, April 24th:

Thank you for attending our Sustainability Expo, we had a great time and hope you did too!

If you were unable to attend or wanted more details, please see the information below.

You asked us to provide a variety of information that would help you to be more sustainable, so we are happy to announce the inaugural Sustainability Expo!   We’ll have information on recycling, food, composting, travel, and gardening–just to name a few.  There will be experts on hand to answer your questions, plus free Serviceberry trees and wildflower seeds.

This year, Spirit Day will celebrate with us, providing snacks, prizes, and more giveaways!

Bring your lunch and enjoy the weather while gaining valuable information.


When: Friday, April 24th 2015 from 11:30am to 1:30pm

Where: Student Plaza between Michael Sorrell Center and College of Pharmacy.  Rain location is the Durham Outpatient Center Atrium.

Why: To get your questions answered, learn something new, and help you to be more sustainable while saving you money.


Ask the Master Gardener and Arborist

Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your questions.  Want to know if your tree has a disease?  What should you plant in that shady spot on the side of your house?  Bring questions and they will have answers.



No yard for a compost bin?  Learn about a no-mess way to compost kitchen scraps in your apartment or condo.

Here’s your “how to” guide:

Taste Test
Lately lots of focus have been placed on high protein grains and other “rare” grains that are making a comeback.  Thinking about substituting quinoa in that casserole?  Not ready to make the commitment without knowing what it tastes like?  Visit the Sodexo table to taste test a variety of rare grains and get preparation tips.

If you liked what you tasted, here are the recipes: Earth Week Recipies from Sodexo

Tomāto Tomäto

Ever considered signing up for a CSA (Community Supported  Agriculture) program?  Wondering what exactly it is?  Stop by the Tomāto Tomäto table to find out.  Interested in a subscription?  There are still spots open for both Nebraska Medicine and UNMC employees and students and you can sign up at the table.

If you are interested in a CSA Subscription, please contact:

Nebraska Medicine: Sarah Emanuel @the Wellness Center

UNMC: Robin Jaeckel @ the College of Public Health

Paradigm Gardens

Experts from Paradigm Gardens will be here to talk about water-wise gardening, compost, and seed-saving.

They will have olla pots on-hand to demonstrate an ancient technique for garden irrigation.


Technology and Wellness

Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication and information technologies in order to provide clinical health care at a distance. It helps eliminate distance barriers and can improve access to medical services that would often not be consistently available in distant rural communities.  It also saves time, money, and emissions that would have been spent on travel.  Stop by the booth and talk to Kyle Hall, Telehealth Program Coordinator & Sarah Emanuel, Health Promotion Manager and they’ll show you a variety of telehealth tools. You will also receive information about a few Apps to help you on your good health journey.



Visit the LiveGreen table to make sure you are signed up for the listserv, get information on the latest sustainability initiatives on campus, ask questions, get information from the community, and get your free Serviceberry tree and packet of wildflower seeds.

Need an extra recycling bin for your home?  Don’t know where to take glass for recycling?  Omaha residents, go to for more information, or check with your hauler.

Commuter Challenge
What is the Commuter Challenge?  How do I know if I want to be a part of it?  Stop by this booth and get all the details.

Interested in Biking for recreation, health, or commuting?

Talk to the Center For Healthy Living’s Peter Pellerito.

Eye Glass Collection

LiveGreen will also collect gently use eyeglasses at this Earth Week event.  We will take them to UNMC Ophthalmology where they will be given to patients at free monthly clinics.