"The pledge really does make a difference, and we have seen a significant change in behavior among employees and students as a result of this endeavor," said Melanie Stewart, director of the UNMC LiveGreen initiative.
As UNMC LiveGreen moves into its second year, employees are once again asked to take the pledge if they haven't already. Employees who have taken the pledge are encouraged to ask others to participate, as well.
The online pledge is simple to complete, takes less than 60 seconds and asks employees and students to commit to one or more very simple, yet effective activities that will help improve UNMC's environmental impact.
The top five campus units in terms of overall pledge participation are:
- Chancellor's Office -- 83 percent
- College of Public Health -- 62 percent
- Research -- 59 percent
- ITS -- 58 percent
- Allied Health -- 56 percent
Visit the UNMC LiveGreen Wall of Honor to see how your unit and department rank in terms of pledge participation.