|2013 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Awards|
Keep Nebraska Beautiful will be honoring youth groups, schools, civic/non-profit groups, local communities, businesses and Nebraska KAB affiliates at a statewide awards luncheon on Thursday, June 27 at Lied Conference Center in Nebraska City. You are encouraged to submit award applications for environmental projects completed between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013. Applications must be postmarked by May 31. We can't wait to celebrate your successes!
Download the 2013 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Awards Application.
|2013 Great American Cleanup|
The 2013 Great American Cleanup is at hand with most events occurring between March 1 and May 31. It is a great opportunity to clean up and green up your communities. If your community registered to participate, you will be receiving trash bags and a banner to advertise your event.
Special thanks to the KAB 2013 Great American Cleanup national sponsors: The Dow Chemical Company; The Glad Products Company; LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.; Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water; PepsiCo's Pepsi-Cola and Gatorade companies; Solo Cup Company; Troy-Bilt® Lawn and Garden Equipment; Waste Management, WM Recycle Service; and Wrigley.
Download a poster here to add your local event information.
Keep Nebraska Beautiful is proud to partner with the Douglas, Lancaster, Gage, Colfax, and Dodge 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.
|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 KAB National Conference held the end of January in Washington, D.C It was the eighth consecutive year of winning the top-level Diamond level award.
|RecycleBowl - K-12 School Recycling Competition|
Congratulations to Grant Elementary School in Fremont who was the Nebraska winner of the 2012 RecycleBowl! The school will receive $1,000 check at a presentation on February 26th.
Visit http://www.recycle-bowl.org/ to find out more information about this project sponsored by Keep America Beautiful.
|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's Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grant Program. The goal has been to develop and implement a school chemical management and safety program for all Nebraska schools. Nearly 220 schools have been assisted in cleaning out old, outdated or unneeded chemicals. For more information about the program, please contact the Keep Nebraska Beautiful office at 402.486.4562.
Keep Nebraska Beautiful appreciates the support of The SilverStone Group who is the Program Sponsor for our School Chemical Cleanout Campaign!
|2012 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Golf Tournament|
Golf for the Environment! Thank you to all sponsors and players who supported our Keep Nebraska Beautiful Charity Golf Tournament Congratulations to the overall champion, Chief Industries and Division Winners: UMB Bank, The Gavilon Group, JWH Enterprises, and Chad & Friends!
|America Recycles Day |
Thanks so much to all who participated in or observed America Recycles Day in any way.
Recognized annually on Nov. 15, ARD celebrates the benefits of recycling while providing an educational platform that helps raise awareness about the value of reducing, reusing and recycling – every day – all throughout the year. We hope each of you will continue your commitment to recycling throughout the holidays and then throughout the new year!
|Keep Nebraska Beautiful Honors 2012 Environmental Award Winners |
Keep Nebraska Beautiful held the 2012 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Environmental Award Luncheon to honor the environmental efforts of communities, schools and youth groups, civic organizations, and businesses. Congratulations to all the award winners. Your work to keep Nebraska communities and schools clean and beautiful and to enhance recycling in the state is very impressive. Thank you for all you do!
Download a list of all the 2012 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Award winners here.
|Schools Are Invited to Join Over 166 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 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. 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.