2022 KNB Environmental Award Winners

    Civic/Non-Profit Organization Award

     

    1. Under His Wings Thrift Store ✨

    2. KCAD Visioning Group

    Business & Industry

     

    1. Mostek Law ✨

    School Recycling Award

     

    1. Duchesne Academy ✨

    2. Howells-Dodge FCCLA

     

    Youth Group / School Award

     

    1. Duchesne Academy ✨

    2. Sandhills School Student Council

    Great American Cleanup™ Award

     

    1. City of Seward ✨

    2. City of North Platte

    Jane Polson Beautification Award

     

    1. DiAnn Nicholson ✨

    2. City of South Sioux City

    Deanie Anderson Community Environmental Award

     

    1. City of South Sioux City ✨

    2. City of Seward

    Keep Nebraska Beautiful Environmental Awards

    Each year, Keep Nebraska Beautiful celebrates the environmental achievements of individuals, organizations, and communities across our great state. Have someone in mind? Check out our Award Categories and nominate them today!

    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

    A $50 award and plaque will be presented to a nonprofit or community organization for its environmental programs in litter reduction, beautification, recycling & waste reduction.

    Youth Group / School Award

    A plaque and a $50 award will be presented recognize youth group or school efforts in promoting litter/waste reduction, beautification, & recycling. There will be awards given in Elementary (K-5) and Secondary (6-12).

    School Recycling Award

    A $50 award and plaque will be given to recognize school recycling efforts. (Must include the number of pounds of each material recycled for the 2021-22 school year).

    Great American Cleanup™ Award

    A plaque and a $50 award will be presented to a community, school, civic or other group for outstanding cleanup, beautification, recycling, and education efforts during the Great American Cleanup™.

    Keep America Beautiful Affiliate Awards

    Local Keep America Beautiful Affiliates will be honored with gold, silver, or bronze level achievement awards..

    Jane Polson Beautification Award

    A plaque and a $50 award will be presented to an individual or group who has enhanced their community through beautification efforts of any kind; including planting, painting, repairing, or another beautification activity. This award is in honor of Jane Polson, a longtime President/CEO of Keep Nebraska Beautiful.

    The Deanie Anderson Community Environmental Award

    A $100 award will be presented to a community for overall environmental efforts (litter/waste reduction, recycling, beautification, public awareness, education, etc.) The award honors the late Deanie Anderson who served 26 years as President of KNB. There will be awards presented to communities in each population category:


    Less than 2,500
    2,501-10,000
    Over 10,000

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

    Ready To Apply?

    Applications must be recieved by September 1st, 2023

    Affiliates, Apply Here!

    Applications must be recieved by September 1st, 2023

    Thanks to our Nebraska Community Members!

    Even through an unprecedented year, we have seen our affiliates and community partners accomplish amazing things!
    We are excited to recognize and celebrate all you have accomplished this year. 

    Keep America Beautiful Affiliate Award

    Not a competition, these awards reflect a level of achievement reached by local Keep America Beautiful Affiliates

    Gold Level Awards:

    Keep Cass County Beautiful
    Keep Fremont Beautiful
    Keep Keith County Beautiful
    Keep Nebraska City Beautiful