||Keep Nebraska Beautiful Conferencea|
This year's Keep Nebraska Beautiful Conference will be held August 22-23 at the beautiful Lied Lodge & Conference Center in Nebraska City. Anyone interested in learning more about litter reduction, the state of recycling in Nebraska, Focusing on Reuse & Reducing Waste, Food Waste, new program and fundraising ideas, Keep America Beautiful and other topics is encouraged to attend. Download the KNB Conference brochure and registration form here.
We also look forward to honoring many communities, organizations, schools & youth groups, Keep America Beautiful Affiliates, and others at the Keep Nebraska Beautiful Awards Luncheon that will conclude the conference on August 23rd. It's a special time we can recognize the amazing volunteer efforts that take place all across Nebraska!
|An Evening on the Veranda at Pinnacle Bank Arena|
Huge thanks to our Table & Event Sponsors for this new, fun event including: NatureWorks LLC, Butler County Landfill, Chief Industries, Inc., Project Control, Sue & Jim Smith, Mattson Ricketts Law Firm & Bellwether Wealth! Special thanks to for the many Silent Auction donations, cash donations and to all who came out to enjoy a beautiful evening on the Pinnacle Bank Arena Veranda!
|ReFresh Newsletter Third Edition
Surprising as it may be to learn, food is the #1 category of Municipal Solid Waste entering our landfills each year, and yet 1 in 7 Americans experiences food insecurity. In the new ReFresh newsletter, we hope to start a conversation that will address all aspects of this vital issue, from societal impact to what we as individuals can do to reduce it. Please contact us if you'd like to receive this quarterly newsletter in the future. Download the Summer 2018 Third Edition, of the ReFresh newsletter here. We also invite you to read the first two editions of the Food Waste newsletter if you have not done so yet. Download the ReFresh Second edition newsletter here. Download the ReFresh First Edition newsletter here.
|2018 Great American Cleanup|
Thanks to the thousands of volunteers from many communities throughout the state who participated in this year's Great American Cleanup. This national program sponsored by Keep America Beautiful engages more than 5 million volunteers and participants who take action in their communities every year to create positive change and lasting impact.
Huge thanks to this year's national sponsors: GLAD, Dow, Lowe's, SC Johnson, McDonalds and Altria!
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||KNB Wins National Award
Keep Nebraska Beautiful was again honored to receive a Diamond Level Award, the highest award for a State Affiliate, from Keep America Beautiful. The award was presented at the 2018 Keep America Beautiful National Conference in Dallas, Texas. It was the 13th consecutive year of winning the top-level Diamond level award.
Congrats to Keep Keith County Beautiful and Western Resources Group in Ogallala in winning First Place for the Affiliate Innovation - Business Partnerships category!They have initiated a Hub and Spoke recycling model for several communities in the Panhandle. Great work!
|An easy way to support Keep Nebraska Beautiful as you do your shopping!
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 155 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. 295 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, Norfolk and Lincoln. 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.