UNMC will join campuses in are celebrating Campus Sustainability Month this October. Hosting Campus Sustainability Month in October is a nice juxtaposition to Earth Month in April, and often serves as a catalyst for student involvement on campus.
Academic campuses are essential drivers to the environmental movement. In large part, Colleges and Universities’ interests in sustainability stem from student interests; UNESCO reports that 91% of students agree that their higher education institution should actively pursue and promote sustainable development. Academic institutions pursuing environmental sustainability and climate change resiliency often partner with their local communities, which has positive effects on not just the campus, but the residents, municipalities and land surrounding the institution as well.
Like everything else, Campus Sustainability Month will look different this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, we would like to invite you to become a LiveGreen Ambassador, where you can join the team that is helping us achieve our 2030 sustainability goals. As an ambassador you:
We can’t reach our goals without you. Trying out the ambassador program with our orientation in October is a great way to learn more about sustainability at the Med Center, and help us transform our system.
We have the following activities planned, and would like to share other opportunities to engage in sustainability more broadly:
CleanMed Sessions in October: