2023 Sustainability Awards

    Join us in honoring the champions of environmental conservation and be a part of this inspiring event. Together, we can continue to build a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable future for our state.


    CategoriesAward Application

    We are thrilled to continue our tradition of celebrating the remarkable efforts made by individuals, organizations, and communities throughout our beautiful state in preserving and enhancing our environment.

    At Keep Nebraska Beautiful, we believe in acknowledging and appreciating those who go above and beyond in their dedication to environmental stewardship.

    Your submissions play a crucial role in highlighting the exceptional work being done to protect and sustain our natural resources.

    2022 Award Winners

    The KNB Awards Dinner is on September 28, in Kearney, Nebraska, where everyone is welcome! Join us to celebrate the Nebraskans who tirelessly contribute to keeping our state clean and green.


    Business / Industry Award

    A plaque will be presented to a business who has completed substantial efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle.

    Civic / Non-Profit Organization Award

    Open to a nonprofit or community organization for its efforts in beautification, recycling and waste reduction.

    Youth Group / School Award
    A plaque and two tickets to our awards dinner will be awarded to youth group or school efforts in promoting litter/waste reduction, beautification, & recycling. There will be awards given in Elementary and Secondary.
    School Recycling Award
    A plaque and two tickets to the awards dinner will be awarded to recognize school recycling efforts. (Application must include the amount of pounds of each material recycled for the 2022-23 school year)
    Great American Cleanup Award
    A plaque and two tickets to the awards dinner will be awarded to a community, school, civic or other group for outstanding cleanup, beautification, recycling, and education efforts during the Great American Cleanup.
    Jane Polson Beautification Award

    A plaque and two tickets to the awards dinner will be awarded to an individual or group who has enhanced their community through beautification efforts of any kind; see application for more details.

    The Deanie Anderson Community Environmental Award

    Three population communities will be awarded for their overall environmental efforts. Each category (<2,500, 2501-10,000, and 10,000+ population) will receive a plaque and two tickets to the awards dinner.

    Keep America Beautiful Affiliate Award
    Keep America Beautiful Affiliates in Nebraska will be honored with awards.

    Please submit projects that have been completed between
    October 1, 2022 – June 30th, 2023

    Thanks to our Nebraska Community Members!

    We have witnessed our affiliates and community partners achieve extraordinary milestones in the last year!