UNO Sustainability Circle
UNO students, faculty, and staff gather via Zoom at 12:30 PM on the third Thursday of every month to discuss sustainability initiatives on campus. If you would like to join, contact co-chair Carolyn Golz at email@example.com.
|Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students
|Dean, College of Sciences
|Assistant Vice President for Research & Economic Development
|Planning Earth Day, litter pickups, and other events throughout the year.
|Ciera Bauman, Julie Landry, Liz Sigler
|Keep UNO Beautiful
|Sponsoring Audubon Mural Project murals and native plant gardens.
|Emma Bourgeois, Lauren Fuller, Julie Landry, Carol Lunn
|Recycling & Litter
|Working to reduce waste on campus through marketing and events.
|Emma Bourgeois, Ronald Joullian, Carol Lunn
|Green Offices & Green Holidays
|Reduces waste and increases sustainable practices in office spaces throughout campus.
|Ciera Bauman, Emma Bourgeois, Johannah White
|Trees & Beautification
|Managing UNO's status as a recognized Arbor Day Foundation "Tree Campus"!
|Chris Belser, Ciera Bauman, Carol Lunn, Tara Tolford, Johannah White
Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services
Chartwells manages UNO’s dining services with a focus on sustainability.
Others Like Us
- University of Louisiana at Lafayette Office of Sustainability
- Louisiana State University Campus Sustainability
- Southeastern Louisiana University Sustainability
- Tulane University Sustainability
- Loyola University New Orleans Sustainability
History of Us
In 2017, the Environmental & Sustainability Council was formed by President John Nicklow. The following year, the UNO Sustainability Circle was founded by students, faculty, and staff. In both cases, our university collectively recognized the need for more action on campus and volunteered our time to oversee new initiatives.
In the fall of 2021, UNO received a $34,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to create an urban bird habitat on campus. Thanks to this funding, the PIs on the grant were able to host a restoration and cleanup event for the Fine Arts Woodlot, an overgrown area where UNO will plant native trees and shrubs to attract more birds to our campus. The bird habitat will be paired with a walking trail for all the birders in our community to enjoy watching our avian neighbors while getting a bit of light exercise.
The Sustainability at UNO website went live in early 2022!
In July 2022, the Sustainability Circle established Keep UNO Beautiful, a university affiliate of Keep Louisiana Beautiful.