Participation & Recognition
AASHE is comprised of colleges and universities from the United States and Canada who share the common goal of promoting sustainability in all sectors of higher education. By being a member, UNO can share its progress, find best practices, and access great sustainability resources.
A membership to AASHE covers every individual at an institution. This means that all students, faculty, and staff can create a profile to access information on their site. To register, click here and enter your UNO email.
A program of AASHE, STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. The credits included in STARS span the breadth of higher education sustainability and include performance indicators and criteria organized into four categories: Academics, Engagement, Operations, and Planning & Administration.
Awarded a Silver Rating in February 2017
Awarded a Bronze Rating in May 2014
Sierra Club Magazine's 'Cool School'
Open to all four-year undergraduate colleges and universities across the nation, the Sierra Club Magazine's 'Cool School' guide is produced for prospective and current students, administrators, and alumni to compare higher education institutions' environmental commitments.
Recognized as a 'Cool School' in 2017 (full list)
Recognized as a 'Cool School' in 2016 (full list)
The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges profiles institutions of higher education that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation.
Recognized in Princeton Review's 'Guide to 375 Green Colleges' in 2017
Recognized in Princeton Review's 'Guide to 361 Green Colleges' in 2016
Recognized in Princeton Review's 'Guide to 353 Green Colleges' in 2015
'Tree Campus USA' honors the leadership of America’s colleges and universities for promoting healthy trees and engaging students, faculty, and staff in discussions about conservation. To learn more about UNO’s efforts to be recognized as a Tree Campus USA university click here.
UNO has been designated an official 'Tree Campus USA' for seven consecutive years, making the list each year since 2011
Sustainable Campus Index
Recognized as a Top Performer in the "Coordination and Planning" category in the 2017 Sustainable Campus Index
Midwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (MACURH) "Commitment to Sustainability" Award
Recieved the MACURH "Commitment to Sustainability" award in 2017
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