Wednesday, April 5
60 Minutes of Service
12 P.M. – 1 P.M. | Community Engagement Center
Come serve a local non profit organization this semester in the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. Volunteers learn all about a local non profit from each organization's staff members and complete a fun and meaningful service project. Free lunch is provided by the Office of Civic and Social Responsibility.
Thursday, April 6
Waste Sort of Milo Bail Student Center
10 A.M. – tentatively 1 P.M. | Welcome Center Lawn
Come join the Office of Sustainability as they sort through an entire day’s worth of landfill and recycling from the Milo Bail Student Center. By conducting a waste sort, we are able to determine the accuracy level of our landfill and recycling program. This sort will also be used to determine the amount of compostable materials, glass, and other items in our waste stream to help planning future waste diversion programs on campus. People can also stop by to find out more information about waste sorts and why they are important. If rain, event will be postponed. Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability.
Volunteers are needed throughout the waste sort. Sign up to volunteer.
Saturday, April 8
Global Youth Service Day
8 A.M. – 2 P.M. | Community Engagement Center
Global Youth Service Day celebrates and mobilizes the millions of youth who improve their community through service. We welcome all people to join the UNO community to serve others. Service projects will help the community at large, and those who participate can choose from a variety of service projects during check-in. Dress to get dirty and make a difference. Any project we do to better the community and environment is ultimately helping our youth. Sponsored by the Office of Civic and Social Responsibility.
Monday, April 10
MavPro’s Earth Day
11 A.M. – 1 P.M. | MBSC Plaza
This is an event where everyone is invited to get a little dirty! There will be a variety of different plants to choose from as well as pots to put them in and watch grow. Sponsored by Maverick Productions.
Blender Bike for a Smoothie
11 A.M. – 2 P.M. | Mammel Hall Atrium
Students will have the opportunity to try a blender bike – a stationary bike that blends a smoothie as you pedal. Sponsored by the College of Business Administration’s Green Team.
Tuesday, April 11
Arbor Day Foundation Plant a Tree Event
11 A.M. – 2 P.M. | Mammel Hall Atrium
Students, faculty, and staff will have the opportunity to purchase a small evergreen tree for $3 to plant at home or they can donate money to have the Arbor Day Foundation plant a tree for them. Learn about why it is important to plant trees. Sponsored by the College of Business Administration’s Green Team.
Yoga on the Green
12 P.M.– 1 P.M. | Pep Bowl
Practicing yoga in the outside environment can inspire our bodies to tune back into their natural state. Join Lindsay for an all-level gentle yoga flow. Mats will be provided. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to HPER 239. Sponsored by the Wellness Center.
College of Business Administration Waste Sort
1:15 P.M.-3:15 P.M. | Outside Mammel Hall
Come join the College of Business Administration’s Green Team as they sort through an entire day’s worth of landfill and recycling from the Mammel Hall. By conducting a waste sort, we are able to determine the accuracy level of our landfill and recycling program. Email Jade Jensen if you are interested in volunteering. Sponsored by the College of Business Administration’s Green Team.
Screening of "The Island President" and Community Open House
6 P.M.– 9 P.M. | Community Engagement Center 201/205
Visit with community organizations (Omaha Together One Community, Sierra Club – Nebraska Chapter, Omaha Biofuels Coop, Nebraskans for Solar, The Center for Biological Diversity, The Citizen’s Climate Lobby, and Nebraska Interfaith Power & Lights) to understand how they are addressing climate change and how you can get involved in action. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Center for Urban Sustainability and the Office of Sustainability.
At 7 P.M., enjoy a screening of "The Island President," a 2011 documentary film about the efforts of then-President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, tackling rising sea levels resulting from climate change. Watch the trailer.
Wednesday, April 12
10 A.M.– 2 P.M. | Mammel Hall Atrium
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the clothing swap to find some slightly used clothing to add to their wardrobe for free. Any clothes not taken will be donated. Do you have items you wish to donate? Donations (men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing; shoes; and accessories) are being accepted until April 10th at Mammel Hall 134 kitchen. Sponsored by the College of Business Administration’s Advising Office and Green Team.
10 A.M.– 2 P.M. | Mammel Hall Atrium
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the clothing swap to find some slightly used clothing to add to their wardrobe for free. Any clothes not taken will be donated. Do you have items you wish to donate? Donations (men’s, women’s, & children’s clothing; shoes; and accessories) are being accepted until April 10th at Mammel Hall 134 kitchen. Sponsored by the College of Business Administration’s Advising Office and Green Team.
11 A.M.– 1 P.M. | HPER Building Plaza
Come by and learn more from representatives about all the sustainable transportation options available on campus, including ZipCar, Heartland B-Cycle, Outdoor Venture Center, UNO’s Ridesharing Program, and the Emergency Ride Home Program. One of the Omaha Metro Transit Buses will be on campus so you can see how easy it is to take advantage of the free MavRIDE program offered to all active students, faculty, and staff. In addition, the City of Omaha Planning Department, the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency, and ModeShift will be on hand to provide information about what is happening in the City of Omaha in regards to transportation. Come by and register a bicycle and receive a 20% off coupon to UNO’s Bookstore that you can use to purchase a U-Lock. Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability.
Yoga on the Green
12 P.M.– 1 P.M. | Pep Bowl
Practicing yoga in the outside environment can inspire our bodies to tune back into their natural state. Join Regina for an all-level gentle yoga flow. Mats will be provided. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to HPER 239. Sponsored by the Wellness Center.
Outdoor Zumba Glow
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. | Pep Bowl
Join Stephanie for a fun Zumba workout outside. Exercising outside can inspire our minds and bodies to reconnect with our natural environment. Glow equipment will be provided. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to HPER 143. Sponsored by the Wellness Center.
Saturday, April 15
Pollinator Garden Planning
12 – 2 P.M. | Criss Library, Theater Room
Would you like to help plan UNO’s first pollinator garden? Join Student Government and put your design skills to work to help plan the garden. Information about what is needed in a pollinator garden, plant guides, and supplies will be provided.
Arbor Day Coffee Discount
Maverick Den and HPER Café
UNO Food Service will be offering at 10% discount on the purchase of the Arbor Day Coffee sold in the Maverick Den and MavREC Café. This shade-grown, fair- trade coffee benefits the Nebraska Arbor Day Foundation. Each cup of coffee preserves two square feet of rainforest.
Tuesday, April 18
Natural Beauty & Cleaning Product Demonstration
11 A.M. – 1 P.M. | Milo Bail Student Center Atrium
Have you ever wanted to make your own natural beauty and cleaning products, but don’t know where to start? Stop by the Office of Sustainability table to see samples of homemade, natural beauty (perfume, lip balm, body spray, face toner, and hand sanitizer) and cleaning products (reusable dryer sheets, all-purpose cleaner, tile cleaner, laundry detergent, and gel air freshener). Recipe cards will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability. Free samples of lip balm (beeswax based & vegan) will be provided, while supplies last.
Wednesday, April 19
MavRadio Live Earth Day Special
12 P.M.– 4 P.M. | MBSC Plaza
Join MavRadio at noon with the band On 2 Galaxies playing in the MBSC Plaza. At 1 P.M., MavRadio students will begin live coverage throughout the metro. Topic areas that will be covered include Omaha Biofuels Coop, Heartland B-Cycle, Asarco: Two Decades Later, The Rules of Drones, Vegan Restaurants, and more. Tune in on KVNO 90.7 HD-2 or stream online.
Dakota Access Pipeline Panel Discussion
6 P.M.– 7 P.M. | MBSC, Umoho Room 304
The panel, featuring members of the UNO community, will discuss the environmental impacts of the Dakota Access Pipeline from a geologic perspective and the geographic & social justice impacts. Sponsored by Student Government.
Friday, April 21
3 P.M.– 6:30 P.M. | CEC
Join the Center for Urban Sustainability for an afternoon exploring transportation and the ways in which it impacts the sustainability of our communities. Chuck Marohn, President of Strong Towns, will be the keynote speaker for the event and will be presenting on "Transportation in the Next American City." This event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, April 22
Earth Day Omaha
11 A.M.– 6 P.M. | Elmwood Park
Earth Day Omaha provides a showcase for many charitable, scientific, and educational efforts advocating for sustainable environmental practices and lifestyles. UNO Sustainability will be on hand highlighting the sustainability efforts occurring on campus.
March for Science - Omaha
5:30 P.M. – 10 P.M. | Elmwood Park to Stinson Park
March for Science - Omaha is a sister march to the March for Science taking place in Washington, D.C. on April 22, 2017. The purpose of this event is to bring science awareness and literacy to the public. This is an inclusive, nonpartisan event. If a person plans to participate in the action of marching, they are meeting at Elmwood Park at 5:30 P.M. (at the conclusion of Earth Day Omaha). There will be an introduction, a speaker, and a photo booth set up by NESciFest for the youth. At 6 P.M. the march will begin heading to Stinson Park in Aksarben Village. Those that wish to participate in the event, but not march, are welcome to join them at 7 P.M. at Stinson Park for the remainder of the festivity.
Tuesday, April 25
CANCELED Stormwater Labeling of Baxter Arena
Due to the weather forecast, the event will be rescheduled for later in the spring.
Slow Roll Bike Ride
5 - 7 P.M. | Meet in MBSC Plaza B-Cylce Station (South side)
Join UNO Bikes for a 10 minute slow roll through Elmwood Park to demonstrate the ease of commuting between campuses via bike. Students who do not have a bike, may use a B-cycle for free (first come, first served). The Outdoor Venture Center (OVC) will be providing helmets. Ride begins at 5:30 P.M. and head to Godfather’s Pizza in Aksarben for free pizza and drinks. Return to campus at approximately 7 P.M.
Thursday, April 27
The Big Garden Workshop
12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. | Pep Bowl
The Office of Sustainability will be hosting an educational workshop, conducted by The Big Garden, teaching the UNO community about growing their own food in their homes to reduce cost of living, and increase the quality and health factor of their diets. (All supplies will be provided.)
Camping on Campus
5 P.M.–9 P.M. (Sundown) | Pep Bowl
Experience what UNO's OVC has to offer. Join the fun, that will include FREE pizza, volleyball, ladder golf, frisbee, bean bag toss, and more throughout the night. This event will shut down at sundown due to cold temperatures late Thursday night and Friday morning. For more information, please contact Joseph Hanseling. This event is for UNO students only.
Friday, April 28
Arbor Day Tree Planting
12 P.M. – 1 P.M. | Welcome Center lawn
Join Student Government for the 8th annual tree planting, continuing the tradition of making UNO a tree campus for all to enjoy.
Saturday, April 29
People’s Climate Movement – Omaha Rally & March
12 P.M. – 2 P.M. | Gene Leahy Mall
Join the People's Climate Movement - Omaha Rally and March as they rally for the climate, jobs, and justice.
Sunday, April 30
Sarpy County Earth Day
12 P.M.– 4 P.M. | 2820 Arboretum Drive, Bellevue
Sarpy County Earth Day features fund and educational environmentally friendly activities, with a highlight on the environmental efforts in the metro. The Office of Sustainability will be on hand highlighting the sustainability efforts occurring on campus.
Sustainability Survey - Commuting
You are invited to participate in the annual commuter survey administered by the Office of Sustainability. The results of this anonymous survey will be used in UNO Greenhouse Gas Inventory. In addition, this survey will help determine the barriers and motivators to bicycle commuting. At the conclusion of the survey, participants will have the opportunity to enter their name into a drawing to win a $25 gift card to Dundee Double Shot, Coneflower Creamery, The Kitchen Table, or Modern Love. Take survey here.
UNO Bookstore Discounts For Earth Month
- Re-usable bag FREE with $50 purchase
- Register your bike, get 20% OFF U-lock bike lock