The sustainability movement in higher education comes as no surprise: a recent study showed that 64% of prospective college students felt that having information about a school’s commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend the college.1 Thus, many colleges across the country are making sustainability a priority in their …Continue reading
In 2017, Black Hills State University came to Verdis Group wanting a sustainability master plan that would allow them to take their sustainability efforts to a new level. BHSU was already quite sophisticated in their sustainability efforts—they had a well-developed campus-wide recycling program in place, had set a carbon neutrality goal, were composting food waste …Continue reading
Omaha is in a unique position. We are currently the only city participating in the Hefty EnergyBag Program. Several business partners have come together to deploy the effort, which collects plastic materials that aren’t currently accepted as part of our normal mixed recycling stream. These “soft” plastics are often in the form of food packaging …Continue reading
As you may have read, First Star Recycling announced that as of June 1st, Omaha’s single-stream commercial recycling would – for the most part – end and be replaced by a newly defined dual stream system (sources: OWH, Waste Dive, Verdis). However, confusion lingered among haulers, our customers, and other recycling facilities as to what …Continue reading
We were delighted to convene a select group of Omaha leaders for a breakfast discussion on a leading-edge sustainability topic: net zero emissions. The breakfast event, which was held February 22, was the first in a quarterly series of thought leadership forums we are hosting under the name “Green, Eggs and Bam!” Future topics will likely …Continue reading
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Sustainability & Climate Resiliency Planning
We lead organizations through a process to develop a Sustainability Master Plan, a Climate Action Plan, and/or a Climate Resiliency Plan that articulates where you are, where you want to go, and how to get there.
Our ability to help large, complicated organizations with unique challenges clarify their path toward a more sustainable, resilient future is what we do best.Learn more
Waste Reduction and Recycling
Since our founding, we have worked on waste and recycling issues more than any other sustainability issue, making us experts in the field.
Waste reduction and diversion are complex issues for every organization. We can provide the expertise and guidance you need to achieve your goals.Learn more
Sustainable Behavior Change Programs
We know how to positively influence human behavior to increase sustainability.
Our team members are trained in Community-Based Social Marketing (CBSM), the most well-established method for bringing about effective behavior change.Learn more
Transportation Demand Management
We create transportation demand management programs that encourage employees to walk, bus, bike, rideshare or telecommute to work.
Our deep expertise in transportation issues, combined with our expertise in behavior change, can offer you the opportunity to save millions of dollars in avoided parking infrastructure costs.Learn more
We help organizations identify and implement sustainable solutions. Our work is focused on operational and behavioral opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, attain greater energy and water efficiency, reduce waste, increase recycling, promote active transportation, enhance local food systems, build social equity, enhance wellness, and build climate resiliency.
We take a holistic approach to sustainability, with the knowledge that for humanity to thrive, we must operate within the boundaries of a safe and just planet. (Kate Raworth)