||ReFresh Newsletter First Edition
Surprising as it may be to learn, food is the #1 category of Municipal Solid Waste entering our landfills each year, and yet 1 in 7 Americans experiences food insecurity. In this ReFresh newsletter, we hope to start a conversation that will address all aspects of this vital issue, from societal impact to what we as individuals can do to reduce it. Please contact us if you'd like to receive this quarterly newsletter in the future. Download the ReFresh newsletter here.
|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 2018 Keep America Beautiful National Conference in Dallas, Texas. It was the 13th consecutive year of winning the top-level Diamond level award.
Congrats to Keep Keith County Beautiful and Western Resources Group in Ogallala in winning First Place for the Affiliate Innovation - Business Partnerships category!They have initiated a Hub and Spoke recycling model for several communities in the Panhandle. Great work!
|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.
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.
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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 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.
We look forward to seeing you at our 2018 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Golf Tournament to be held on Thursday, September 20th!
|America Recycles Day on November 15th
Thanks to everyone who took the Recycling Pledge or otherwise participated in this year's America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative, on November 15. Click here to to take the recycling pledge to recycle more throughout the new year. Thank you for caring enough to recycle what you can in your community!
|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.
|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 email@example.com.
|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.
|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, Norfolk and Lincoln. 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.