Earth Month 2023


April 22 is Earth Day, and the Med Center is celebrating all April long! Check out the list below to find out how you can participate in our Earth Month celebration.


EcoChallenge – Online All Month

Join the Earth Month Ecochallenge and pledge to take simple individual actions that help us make collective progress. Click here to join the Med Center team and earn points! Top scoring participants will be recognized and receive a prize at the end of the month.


Campus Cleanups – April 4 & April 13, 12-1pm

Join us to pick up trash around campus over lunchtime during one of two litter cleanups. Locations are TBD – sign up here and we’ll let you know where to meet us!


Resilience in New Development Webinar
– April 11, 12-1pm, Virtual

Chad Kruse and Kelly Johnson will join Sustainability Manager Jerrod Bley to discuss how new development on campus incorporates sustainable design guidelines and impacts our sustainability goals. Click here to register.


Personal Document Shredding and Electronic, Battery, and Techno Trash Recycling – Tuesday April 18, 10am-6pm and Wednesday April 19, 6am-2pm | UNMC Grounds Building

Our annual event! Bring your e-waste and old media to be recycled. Seedlings and wildflower seed packets will also be available, courtesy of the NRD. Details on the website. Interested in volunteering at the event? Click here.


Arbor Day Tree Planting – April 27, 12-1pm

Graham Herbst, Community Forestry Specialist for Eastern Nebraska, will join us at our biannual tree planting ceremony to present about the benefits of trees, especially for community resilience and health. Graham is a native Nebraskan with a B.S. in Horticulture from UNL and an M.S. in Urban Studies from UNO. After working in the landscape and arboriculture industries, he moved to the Nebraska Forest Service to promote innovative Urban Forestry projects.


Sign up to be a LiveGreen Ambassador

Earth Month is a great way to participate in sustainability initiatives and activities, but you can join us all year round! Sign up to be a LiveGreen Ambassador and be a part of the core group of colleagues who are driving sustainable change at the Med Center. 


Community Supported Agriculture

Love local food? Sign up for UNO/UNMC’s CSA!

  • Big Muddy Urban Farm: to sign up for a share click here.
  • Wenninghoff’s Farmer’s Market and CSA: to sign up for a share click here.