||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.
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|2016 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Golf Tournament
Congratulations to our Overall Governor's Cup Winner Mardesen & Friends and our Division winners including SCS Engineers, Davis Design, Gavilon Group and Caddy Shack. Huge thanks to our sponsors: Title Sponsor Mostek Law LLC; Division Sponsors: Olsson Associates; Davis Design/Sinclair Hille Architects; HDR; and Black & Veatch. Event Sponsors included Nebraska Beverage Association, Papillion Sanitation and Abe's Trash Service, Inc.; Bloody Mary Bar Sponsor SCS Engineers; Breakfast Sponsor Rembolt Ludtke; Luncheon Sponsor JEO Group and Hole-In-One Sponsor Arthur J Gallagher & Co.
We would love to join us for our 2017 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Golf Tournament! It will be held on September 21, 2017. Check back for registration information.
|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. The winners should be announced soon. Visit http://recycle-bowl.org/ to find out overall and Nebraska winners.
|America Recycles Day was 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!
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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.
|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.
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.
|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 email@example.com.
|2016 Great American Cleanup
Many thanks to all who participated in the 2016 Great American Cleanup throughout Nebraska. Volunteers helped pick up litter and debris; cleaned parks, trails and playgrounds; recycled junk cars as well as several tons of regular recyclables and electronics; planted gardens, trees, shrubs and flowers; and painted community building and graffiti sites. Nebraska is so blessed to have so many people who care about keeping our state clean, green and even more beautiful!
|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.