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Rodie sml Sustainability Interview: Steve Rodie

Steve Rodie, FASLA - director of UNO’s Center for Urban Sustainability (unomaha.edu/center-for-urban-sustainability)

What role do you and your organization play in sustainability?
The Center was regent-approved two years ago, so the board of regents approved it as an entity at the Universities of Nebraska. 
Our major role at UNO is interaction and collaboration and engagement with the city and with the community. A...

Temp headshot Sustainability Interview: Stephen Osberg

Stephen Osberg - board member, Mode Shift Omaha (modeshiftomaha.org)

What role do you and your organization play in sustainability?
Mode Shift, our central goal is to promote freedom of transportation. Sure, people drive right now, but we want to make sure people at least have a viable option to walk to get to where they need to go, ride a bike, take public transit. Right now everything in our city is built to...

Hopp larry 1 small copy Sustainability Interview: Larry Hopp

Larry Hopp - director of the Creighton University Energy Technology program (creighton.edu/ccas/energytechnologyprogram), and a civil engineer with 40 years of industry experience

What role do you and your organization play in sustainability?
I would like to start with the definition of sustainability. From my perspective, “sustainability” is a little bit like “green”, and there are a lot of people who throw the...

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2015.04.06flag-2 Top Ten Reasons to Attend Omaha Health Expo

The eighth annual Omaha Health Expo takes place April 11 and 12 at the CenturyLink. It’s an important convocation because it’s the only assemblage of its kind in the region. With a focus on holistic approaches to wellness, the Omaha Health Expo stands alone in providing information and access to ways to get healthy and stay healthy outside the conventional drug, surgery and techno-pharmaceutical industry that has...

Small Same-Sex Marriage

On a recent Monday a federal judge blocked Nebraska’s ban on same-sex marriage, calling it “repugnant,” and 14 plaintiffs celebrated the rights they’d apparently won. But that Thursday the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals placed their rights aside and won’t likely act before the U.S. Supreme Court rules in June.
Meanwhile, Gov. Pete Ricketts defended man-woman marriage against his idea of an “activist judge” and...

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