||The 2016 Keep Nebraska Beautful Conference
Join us on August 24-25 at the Hilton Garden Inn in the Historic Haymarket in Lincoln for this year's Keep Nebraska Beautiful Conference. Jennifer Jehn, President and CEO of Keep America Beautiful will be an honored guest.
Early registration ends August 10th. We hope to see you there! Download the 2016 KNB Conference Brochure and Registration Form here.
|2016 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Awards Luncheon
The Keep Nebraska Beautiful Awards Luncheon will take place at 12:00 noon CST on August 25th at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lincoln. To register, download the KNB Conference Brochure and Registration Form above and send it to our office at 3201 Pioneers Blvd., Suite 118, Lincoln, NE 68502. Hope to see you there to help celebrate all our honorees.
|2016 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Golf Tournament
Join us for our 20th Annual "Golf for the Environment" Golf Tournament to be held September 22 at Woodland Hills. Huge thanks to our already committed sponsors: Title Sponsor Mostek Law LLC; Division Sponsors: Olsson Associates; Sinclair Hille Architects/Davis Design; HDR and Black & Veatch; Event Sponsors: Nebraska Beverage Association and Abe's Trash Service, Inc.; Hole-in-One Sponsor SilverStone Group; Bloody Mary Bar Sponsor SCS Engineers; Breakfast Sponsor Rembolt Ludtke; Luncheon Sponsor JEO Group.
We would love to add your company to our group of sponsors - Event, Hole, Team or donation! Teams are limited and will be on a first come basis. It promises to be lots of FUN! Download the 2016 KNB Golf Flyer and Registration Form here.
|2016 Recycle Bowl Registration is Now Open
Keep America Beautiful's national school recycling competition for K-12 schools begins October 17 and culminates on America Recycles Day on November 15. Registration for the fun four week competition is open for all schools and will remain open until October 11. To register, visit http://recycle-bowl.org/.
|America Recycles Day is November 15th
America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative, takes place on and in the weeks leading into November 15. Registration is open for businesses, community organizations, schools, government entities, individuals and others planning to host an America Recycles Day-themed event. For recycling educators, the program provides an opportunity to improve recycling by reminding individuals what can be recycled.
Event organizers can access valuable resources to plan, promote and host an event on the America Recycles Day website where there are guides for hosting events, activity ideas, downloadable posters and banners, media outreach tools, sample proclamations and more. Events can be scheduled at any time during the fall leading into the official America Recycles Day celebration, Nov. 15. Learn more at http://www.AmericaRecyclesDay.org.
|2016 Great American Cleanup
Many thanks to all who participated in the 2016 Great American Cleanup throughout Nebraska. Volunteers helped pick up litter and debris; cleaned parks, trails and playgrounds; recycled junk cars as well as several tons of regular recyclables and electronics; planted gardens, trees, shrubs and flowers; and painted community building and graffiti sites. Nebraska is so blessed to have so many people who care about keeping our state clean, green and even more beautiful!
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||KNB Wins National Award
Keep Nebraska Beautiful was honored to receive a Diamond Level Award, the highest award for a State Affiliate, from Keep America Beautiful. The award was presented at the 2016 KAB National Conference. It is the eleventh consecutive year of winning the top-level Diamond level award.
Keep Nebraska Beautiful is proud to partner with the Douglas, Lancaster, Gage, Colfax, Dodge, and Cass County Sheriffs' Offices to offer a Litter Hotline to report persons observed littering in those counties. We encourage persons who spot a littering violation along any street, road or highway within the 5 counties to call 877-NO LITTR (877-665-4887) or complete the form by clicking here.
|Schools Are Invited to Join Over 150 Other Schools in the Litter-Free School Zone Program |
In an effort to keep school grounds clean and free of litter, Keep Nebraska Beautiful initiated the Litter-Free School Zone Program. For your school to participate, contact our office at 402.486.4562 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Nebraska School Chemical Cleanout Campaign|
A website has been developed for the Nebraska School Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3) Program which includes numerous education and training resources, a database schools can use to keep their chemical inventories, and more. The website can be found at www.NebraskaSC3.org.
Keep Nebraska Beautiful was a recipient of a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop the Nebraska School Chemical Cleanout Campaign. Additional grant assistance has been received through the Nebraska Environmental Trust and the Department of Environmental Quality. The goal has been to develop and implement a school chemical management and safety program for all Nebraska schools. 291 schools have now cleaned out old, outdated or unneeded chemicals. For more information about the program, please contact the Keep Nebraska Beautiful office at 402.486.4562.
|Nebraska Household Hazardous Waste Program|
The Nebraska Household Hazardous Waste Program has permanent collection facilities available in Kearney, North Platte and Holdrege in addition to Omaha, McCook, Grand Island and Norfolk. The Holdrege facility includes a mobile unit that will serve the following cities/counties: City of Holdrege/Phelps County, City of Franklin/Franklin County, City of Minden/Kearney County and City of Alma/Harlan County.