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Welcome to ECUNO.

Welcome to the Environmental Club of University of Nebraska at Omaha, otherwise known as ECUNO. ECUNO has been a powerful driving force behind many sustainable initiatives on campus, including but not limited to the adoption of campus-wide recycling and the Lug-A-Mug program in the Student Center cafeteria. We are currently pushing for a community garden on campus and compost bins in the cafeterias. This student-run organization was formed to make important environmental issues a priority here at UNO.

EC UNO Mission Statement

To establish University of Nebraska at Omaha as a leader of environmental integrity.

To fulfill this Mission, EC UNO will:

  • Consider the social, environmental and economic impact of University of Nebraska at Omaha policies and practices, and foster a participatory process to ensure the university operates and grows in a manner which respects our local and global environments.
  • Adopt, develop and implement programs that leverage partnerships, alternative technologies, resources, practices and procedures, to improve environmental quality and increase sustainability.
  • Protect the biodiversity of our region, and serve as a leader in ecological stewardship.
  • Create a culture within the University of Nebraska community which affirms our commitment to these principles, through education, research, community service, and administrative operations.

EC UNO Purpose

The purpose of the organization shall be to function as a common interest group, involved in policies, events, education and outreach in areas related to environmental issues, including, but not limited to sustainability, energy conservation, pollution, global warming, recycling, green building, ecology and organic living. The purpose shall be realized through those actions which arise from and support the Mission Statement of Environmental Club of University of Nebraska at Omaha.

The Talloires Declaration

In an effort to create a sustainable campus, EC UNO would like to encourage UNO to become a signatory of The Talloires Declaration, a ten-point action plan for incorporating sustainability and environmental literacy in teaching, research, operations and outreach at colleges and universities. It has been signed by over 300 university presidents and chancellors in over 40 countries.

Learn more and sign the petition. . . .

 

Sustainability Navigator Session Results Show Desire for Campus Improvements

Keep reading and view results. . . .

 

Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit, 2007

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EC UNO members attended the Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit in February, 2007. Learn more and view more photos.

 

UNO Waste Survey

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EC UNO participated in a trash survey in March, 2007, to determine UNO's waste output. Learn more, read results, and view more photos.