||2014 is Keep Nebraska Beautiful's 50th Anniversary!
|America Recycles Day |
November 15 is America Recycles Day.
We encourage schools, businesses, and individuals to take the recycling pledge and help encourage others to recycle! For more information and educational resources, visit www.americarecyclesday.org.
|A Great Day of Golf!|
Thanks to all our great sponsors for another successful KNB Golf Tournament!
Congratulations to Chief Industries, our overall winning team, as well as our four Division champions including: First Star Recycling, Waste Management, Papillion Sanitation and Nebraska Economic Development Corporation!
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||2014 KNB Conference|
This year's Keep Nebraska Beautiful Conference was held August 27-28 at the Hilton Garden Inn in the Historic Haymarket in Lincoln.Keep America Beautiful's President and CEO, Jennifer Jehn, attended to help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary.
The conference concluded with the Keep Nebraska Beautiful Environmental Awards Luncheon and 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Download the 2014 KNB Environmental Award Winners here.
|KNB's 50th Anniversary Family Fun Walk|
Thanks so much for everyone who participated in our Family Fun Walk on April 26th. It was a great day to be out enjoying our beautiful Nebraska environment!
We want to express our sincere thanks to our Walk Sponsors including: Alegent Creighton Clinic, Aquaterra, Behlen Manufacturing, Black Hills Energy, Celebrity Homes, Firstar Recycling/Curbside Rewards, Hy-Vee, Sara Morris/Mid Plains Community College Biology Dept., Papillion Sanitation, Scheels, SilverStone Group, Solid Waste Equipment Co., and Waste Management! And we appreciate the participation of The Beanery, Curbside Rewards, Saving Grace and Keep Omaha Beautiful.
|Cars to Donate
Do you have a used car, truck, boat, RV, motorcycle, or farm equipment sitting idle? You can donate them to Keep America Beautiful and Keep Nebraska Beautiful. If you have a local KAB affiliate in your community, they will benefit too. Even better, your donation is tax-deductible. The program takes care of all title and sale-related paperwork for you. Call 855.426.2474 or visit this webiste for more information. Cars to Donate.
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.
|2014 Great American Cleanup
It is now time to register to participate in the 2014 Great American Cleanup. Start planning now for your community or school litter cleanups, tree and flower planting, special recycling drives and any community improvement and beautification events. Hold events anytime in March, April, May or June.
Huge thanks to the Great American Cleanup Sponsors including Troy-Bilt who donated equipment that will be awarded to the community with the best overall Great American Cleanup effort at our Keep Nebraska Beautiful Awards Luncheon and 50th Anniversary Celebration on August 28th!
|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. 230 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.
|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 ninth consecutive year of winning the top-level Diamond level award.
|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 email@example.com.
|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.