||KNB's Family Fun Walk/Run|
Thanks to everyone who participated in our 4th Annual Family Fun Walk/Run on May 20th! Despite some lingering drizzle, we had a great turnout. A special thanks to our Walk Sponsors: Butler County Landfill, Celebrity Homes, DA Davidson, Felsburg Holt & Ullevig, Firstar Recycling, Hy-Vee, Kelly's Carpets Omaha, Midwest Labs, Physicians Mutual, SCS Engineers, Solid Waste Recycling Equipment Co.,Union Bank & Trust, Varsity Sports Cafe' & Roman Coin Pizza, Wait Outdoor, Waste Management and Woodman Life! We so much appreciate their support.
|2017 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Golf Tournament|
We invite you to participate in our 21st Annual Keep Nebraska Beautiful Charity Golf Tournament on September 21, 2017.
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.
Other Sponsors: Bloody Mary Bar Sponsor: SCS Engineers; Luncheon Sponsor: JEO Group and Hole-In-One Sponsor: Arthur J Gallagher & Co.
We would welcome your company's sponsorship for Event, Hole, or Team. Teams are limited and are entered on a first-come and first-serve basis. Download the brochure and registration form. We look forward to seeing you at the tournament!
|2017 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Awards
We invite and encourage you to enter the 2017 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Awards. Entries should cover environmental projects and activities completed between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017. Categories include: Deanie Anderson Community Award, Youth Group School (Elementary and Secondary), School Recycling Award, Civic/Nonprofit Award, Great American Cleanup Award, Grow Big Red Award, Business/Industry Award and the KAB Affiliate Awards. Award applications are due June 30, 2017.
Download the 2017 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Awards Application.
|2017 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. Huge thanks to the national sponsors: Nestle Waters, Altria, BNSF, Dow, GLAD, Lowe's and Niagara!
We invite all Nebraska communities to participate. This year's theme, "#Clean Your Block Party" encourages all volunteers and participants to clean and beautify their own neighborhoods, local parks and school campuses. We hope you will! Download the registration form here if you wish to participate.
|2016 Recycle Bowl
Keep America Beautiful's national school recycling competition for K-12 schools concluded on America Recycles Day on November 15. Twenty-two schools from Nebraska competed, including 17 from Lincoln. Huge congratulations to Hunington Elementary School in Lincoln for placing First Place in the State of Nebraska! Great work students and staff!
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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 2017 Keep America Beautiful National Conference in Washington, D.C. It was the twelveth consecutive year of winning the top-level Diamond level award.
|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.
|America Recycles Day on November 15th
America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative, took place on November 15. Thanks to all who registered your events and did your part to promote recycling in your local communities!
|2016 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Award Winners
Congratulations to all the 2016 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Award Winners! They were honored at a luncheon on August 25th. Keep America Beautiful President & CEO, Jennifer Jehn, and Keep Nebraska Beautiful Board Vice Chairman, Trish Owen, presented the awards. Download a list of all the 2016 KNB Award winners 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.