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Earth Day is April 22nd and NRC wants to hear about your plans! Please share any events with us so we can help promote them for you. We are so excited for the opportunity to spread the word and contribute to the Earth Day celebration. If you don't have any plans, stay connected on our Facebook and keep an eye out for all the fun things happening this month! Send your events to Haley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sustainable spring cleaning just got easier! The Nebraska Recycling Council (NRC) is hosting its annual recycling day event on Saturday, April 24th from 9am - noon at the Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln. NRC’s CHaRM event (a Collection for Hard to Recycle Materials) is a one-stop collection event to recycle old electronics, batteries, scrap metal, EPS foam coolers and packaging, secure documents for shredding, textiles, and to donate reusable housewares and clothing.
It’s the television event decades in the making! Join the Nebraska Recycling Council to recycle your old TVs, monitors or other unwanted electronics FREE! Events are happening all over Nebraska. Don’t miss it. For event details and to find a location near you, visit RecycleYourOldTV.org
This 40-hr, 5-day course focuses on giving you the knowledge you need to run a successful composting facility, whether you’re just getting started or have been composting for a while. In addition to in-depth lectures, the course provides hands-on practice through indoor and outdoor activities as well as tours to local facilities, where the theories meet reality. From compost operators to environmental and agricultural consultants to local and state regulators; the Compost Operations Training Course is for anyone who wants quality instruction from leading composting professionals and educators on the art and science of commercial scale compost production and marketing.
"Nothing Wasted: Reducing Our Impact and Maximizing Our Resources" will be held virtually October 5-7th! Join us for educational and networking sessions, along with Gary Cuneen, our highly esteemed keynote speaker. Register today!
On March 11th, NRC held its annual legislative engagement event with Keep Nebraska Beautiful. Nine senators and legislative aides joined our virtual breakfast to learn from both organizations regarding our missions, programs, upcoming events, and how we can consult on future studies or legislation. It was also an opportunity to meet members of our organizations that are represented throughout the state, including NRC’s Advisory Council and Board of Directors, and the Keep Nebraska Beautiful affiliate sites. See a recording of the event here.
Spring is here and with that comes spring cleaning! Whether it’s decluttering, getting rid of the winter blues, or simply seeking a useful way to spend time during social distancing, spring cleaning is a tradition that requires some extra deep cleaning. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t be environmentally friendly while doing it. To help you get started we’ve included a couple tips and tricks.
When Scott Hofeling started trimming trees in the ‘90s, he quickly discovered how many trees there are in Lincoln, and how much wood they produce in the trimming and removal process. It didn’t take long to become inundated with leftover trimmings; in his wife LeAnn’s words, “We couldn’t give the stuff away, and we weren’t going to landfill it!” They decided the most straightforward solution was to turn that wood waste into new products, and the recycling arm of Hofeling Enterprises, Inc., was born.
The Nebraska Recycling Council's 2020 Annual report is now available! Download the PDF or request a hard copy to view the year's financial overview, messages from the Executive Director and Board President, and more.