LiveGreen Ambassadors becomes Employee Resource Group

Marking a new chapter in the med center’s sustainability journey, the LiveGreen Ambassador program has officially become an Employee Resource Group on campus.

The LiveGreen Ambassador ERG joins a range of other established groups that encourage people around the med center to find connection and community with others. The Employee Resource Groups are open to all UNMC and Nebraska Medicine faculty, staff and students.

Uniting employees and students with a shared vision of environmental stewardship, the new Employee Resource Group builds on the med center’s long-established LiveGreen Ambassador program supported by the UNMC Office of Sustainability.

Jerrod Bley, sustainability manager, said the shift represents an exciting new chapter for the LiveGreen Ambassadors.

“It really empowers our amazing volunteers at the medical center, helping them become a more organized and mission-driven force on campus,” Bley said. “Their passion for making meaningful, lasting and sustainable improvements within our organization will shine even brighter, making a bigger impact on our community and environment.”

The LiveGreen Ambassadors participate in sustainability efforts around the med center.

The group hopes to offer members opportunities to participate in meaningful sustainability initiatives, contribute to the med center’s sustainability goals and make a positive impact on the med center and the community. It also will support members as they continue to provide exceptional care, education and research at the med center.

The ERG’s president is Andrew Kirchner, a physician assistant in thoracic and cardiac surgery at the Heart and Vascular Center at Durham Outpatient Center.

Said Kirchner, “Combining the resources of Nebraska Medicine’s Department of Engagement, Outreach and Belonging with the mission of the LiveGreen Ambassadors will broaden our communication reach to increase awareness about both general sustainability on campus and specific initiatives. I hope to increase our pool of excited, dedicated members to conceive, contribute to and execute sustainability projects on campus.”

To learn more about the LiveGreen Ambassador program, visit the LiveGreen Ambassadors webpage. Click this link to join the LiveGreen Ambassadors Employee Resource Group.

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