UNK Plans To Improve Environmental Impact

KEARNEY- University of Nebraska at Kearney is implementing a long-term plan to improve its environmental impact. 

UNK is beginning to work towards reducing emissions by 13 percent, increasing the recycling rate to 50 percent, reducing energy consumption by 25 percent, reducing water consumption by 15 percent, making the campus 75-percent commute sustainable and using 50-percent green purchasing by 2025. By 2050, UNK plans to be 100-percent climate neutral and have a 90-percent recycling rate.

The university will also work to offer more courses on sustainability, improve coordination of sustainability efforts, and improve the campus culture and engagement around sustainability.