||America Recycles Day on November 15th
America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative, will take place on November 15. Click here to register your events and to take the recycling pledge to recycle more. Thank you for caring enough to recycle what you can in your community!
|2017 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Golf Tournament|
Another great day of golf was had for our 20th Annual KNB Charity Golf Tournament!
Huge thanks to our Title Sponsor Mostek Law LLC
Division Sponsors: Davis Design; HDR; Nebraska Beverage Association; and Hausmann Construction.
Event Sponsors: Olsson Associates; Black & Veatch; Papillion Sanitation; Terracon; Project Control; Keating O'Gara Nedved & Peter Law Offices; and Abe's Trash Service, Inc.
Speciality Sponsors: Bloody Mary Bar Sponsor: SCS Engineers; Luncheon Sponsor: JEO Group and Hole-In-One Sponsor: Arthur J Gallagher & Co.
Congratulations to the overall tournament winning team, Black & Veatch and to our Division winners: Mardesen & Friends; The Gavilon Group; Felsburg Holt & Ullevig and NEDCO #2 Team! They all took home traveling trophies, wine, golf towels and gift cards for the overall top three teams. Visit our Facebook page for pictures of the winning teams. Click here.
|An easy way to support Keep Nebraska Beautiful
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.
|2017 Recycle Bowl
Registration is now closed for this year's Recycle Bowl. Keep America Beautiful's national school recycling competition for K-12 schools is a 4-week competition concluding on America Recycles Day on November 15. Good luck to all schools competing in this year's competition!Click here for more information.
|Check out the Keep Nebraska Beautiful Facebook Page. Click here.
||2018 Great American Cleanup
The Great American Cleanup is the country's largest community improvement program that kicks off in more than 20,000+ communities each spring. 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. If your community is intereseted in participating in 2018, please contact our office.
Thie year's theme, "#Clean Your Block Party" encourages all volunteers and participants to clean and beautify their own neighborhoods, local parks and school campuses.
|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.
|2017 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Award Winners Announced
Congratulations to all the 2017 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Award Winners! Our First Place Award Winners included: Civic/Non-Profit Group Award-Grand Island Area Clean Community System; Youth Group/School Elementary Division-Stolley Park in Grand Island; Secondary Division - Howells-Dodge FCCLA Chapter; School Recycling Award - Louisville Public Schools; Great American Cleanup Award - City of Seward; Business & Industry Award - HDR; Deanie Anderson Outstanding Community Environmental Award - City of Lousiville; Keep America Beautiful Affiliates earning Gold Level Awards: Keep Beatrice Beautiful, Keep Cass County Beautiful, Keep Chadron Beautiful, Keep Fremont Beautiful, Grand Island Area Clean Community System, Keep Keith County Beautiful, Keep Scottsbluff-Gering Beautiful. Download the complete list of all winners here.
|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.
|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 2017 Keep America Beautiful National Conference in Washington, D.C. It was the twelveth consecutive year of winning the top-level Diamond level award.
|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.