||2015 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Conference
This year's Keep Nebraska Beautiful Conference will be held August 19-20 at the Hilton Garden Inn, in the Historic Haymarket in Lincoln. The conference will end with the Keep Nebraska Beautiful Annual Awards on the 20th. Download the 2015 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Conference Brochure here.
|2015 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Awards
The Keep Nebraska Beautiful Awards will be based on all environmental projects completed between June 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015. The 2015 KNB Awards applications will be due by June 30, 2015.Download the 2015 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Environmental Awards application here.
|KNB's Family Fun Walk was May 2nd|
It was a privilege to have Governor Pete Ricketts attend our KNB Family Fun Walk on May 2nd! Thanks so much to everyone who attended and especially to our Family Fun Walk Sponsors: Celebrity Homes, Felsburg Holt & Ullevig, Hy-Vee, Juice Stop, Novozymes Blair, Nucor Steel, OPPD, Papillion Sanitation, SCS Aquaterra, SilverStone Group, Solid Waste Equipment Co., United Insurance Agencies, and Waste Management! Chalco Hills and Wehrspan Lake was a great setting to enjoy Nebraska's beautiful environment!
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|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 tenth consecutive year of winning the top-level Diamond level award.
|2015 Great American Cleanup|
It is now time to register to participate in the 2015 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. Contact Keep Nebraska Beautiful for more information.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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!
|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.
|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.