Students Establishing and Working on Green Roof Structures

Student-led effort establishes ‘green roof’ at UNL. (UNL)

A student-powered fund created to expand sustainability programming at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has set down its first roots.

Through a project led by Kylie Tucker, a junior fisheries and wildlife major, a prototype green roof has been established on a balcony area at the Rec and Wellness Center on East Campus. Project funding was provided through a $2,500 Association of Students of the University of Nebraska Green Fund grant.

“I’m the type of student who wants to be outdoors getting exposure to all kinds of green spaces,” Tucker said. “When Prabs came to class to talk about the Green Fund, I thought it was an incredible opportunity to do a micro-project that would expand sustainability on campus and, possibly, inspire other students to do the same.”

“The space was perfect because it was designed for some sort of planter or green roof application,” Tucker said. “Our project was also a good fit because the Rec and Wellness Center is an auxiliary of the university and student funding already goes toward the facility.” Student-led effort establishes ‘green roof’ at UNL | KHGI