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UNL seeking instructors to incorporate sustainability and resilience concepts into the classroom


Lincoln, Neb. —The UNL sustainability Initiative seeks 20 instructors who want to infuse sustainability and resilience concepts into their courses. Interested instructors must apply by Jan. 22, 2022.

UNL is working to expand sustainability concepts into the classroom as a part of the Chancellor’s Environment, Resilience and Sustainability Master Plan, which was adopted in 2020. Among other goals, the plan calls for the university to become a net-zero campus in terms of carbon dioxide emissions and energy use by the year 2050, as well as for the adoption of sustainability concepts into teaching, learning and outreach.

Instructors selected for the program will receive training via four two-hour workshops during the spring 2022 semester.

Sustainability is a framework concept that aligns with the UN Sustainability Development Goals, many of which relate to issues of environmental justice, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). By bringing together the challenges and solutions to living sustainably and creating resilient systems, teachers can readily connect students to important societal issues including human population, increased resource needs (food, energy, water, etc.), and human impacts on the environment.

Goals are the program are: To increase sustainability and resilience literacy among UNL students.

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