Category Archives: Sustainability

Ian Fallon

Dorothy Stang, S.N.D: A Modern Martyr

Dorothy Stang was a Sister of Notre Dame. She was born in the United States, but worked and served poor communities in Brazil from the late 1960’s to February 12th, 2005, when she was murdered. She worked to organize Brazilian peasant farmers through the Pastoral Land Commission, a group that “fights for the rights of [...]

Green Bag Lunch Series: No More Empty Pots

Come to the CCSJ on Friday, February 21st, from 12:30-2 to learn about food sustainability in the Omaha area! The first of the Spring 2014 GreenBag Lunch Series will feature Susan Whitfield of No More Empty Pots. Susan will be giving a presentation and leading a discussion in the CCSJ multi-purpose room. All students, faculty, [...]


Sierra Club

Sustainability: Nebraskans support strong carbon safeguards!

Sierra Club Tell EPA and NDEQ: Nebraskans support strong carbon safeguards! Nebraska has been making big strides on clean energy and on cracking down on fossil fuel pollution. Now you have a chance to lock in that progress and move our state and federal agencies forward on climate starting with the Nebraska Department of Environmental [...]

Sierra Club

Sustainability: Protect our communities from radioactive waste

Sierra Club For decades, nuclear power reactors all over the country have been able to operate without consideration to what would happen to the highly radioactive waste they produced. This put communities and the environment at risk across the nation. Now, federal courts are requiring the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to study the environmental and [...]

Sustainability: EPA Standards

Sierra Club We’ve known for decades that carbon wrecks our health and our climate, and that power plants are the nation’s top source. Power plants fuel climate disruption by making wildfires burn hotter and droughts last longer. The EPA is getting ready to finalize the first-ever protections against carbon pollution from new power plants, and [...]

Sierra Club

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Sustainability: Coal in North Omaha

Sierra Club For more than a year, a small but vocal group of environmental and community activists has been pressing the Omaha Public Power District to stop burning coal at its North Omaha Station.

 They say that the 59-year-old plant, along the Missouri River a couple of miles south of the Mormon Bridge, is pumping [...]