NRC wants Nebraskans to know that the best kind of paper is the paper not used in the first place. In honor of America Recycles Day, November 15th, the Council encourages every household to sign a pledge to reduce paper consumption. Take the pledge, enter into a drawing, and learn more about recycling.
In a new era with increased extreme climatic events, Nebraska agriculture is facing serious challenges. However, the solution lies in the soil through regenerative farming and ranching practices that offer us the best chance to reduce rapidly rising greenhouse gas emissions and prevent water from further degradation, all while creating new economic opportunities around food production. This presentation will focus on the numerous problems with the current agriculture model and offer a glimpse of the work that is already transforming Nebraska into a regenerative ag leader.
Help celebrate America Recycles Day. The Lincoln Bike Kitchen and Lincoln Public Schools are teaming up to celebrate the occasion. Donate a gently used bike you or your child have outgrown – we will refurbish it and distribute it to youth in the Lincoln area who are in need of a bike for the holidays.
Crystal Chissell from Project Drawdown will review what the Project Drawdown report is and how education, specifically the education of women, can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Project Drawdown is a world-class research organization that identifies the most viable global climate solutions. Project Drawdown partners with communities, policy-makers, non-profits, business, investors, and philanthropists to identify and deploy science-based, effective climate solutions.
The Nebraska Recycling Council has grant funds of up to $20,000 for the purchase of recycling equipment. Funding for these grants is provided by the Nebraska Environmental Trust. Any Nebraska organization including schools, municipalities and other government entities, nonprofit organizations and recycling companies are eligible.
The Nebraska Recycling Council (NRC) seeks a passionate and highly organized self-starter with exceptional planning, project management, and communications skills to serve as NRC’s Program Coordinator. This position will work closely with the Program Director to coordinate all phases of assigned programs in areas such as community and business materials management, education and community outreach, research, grant management, and technical assistance. The ideal candidate will be a creative problem-solver with the ability to convey complex ideas into clear and compelling reports, articles, and presentations; have an ability to lead and a commitment to promoting waste reduction and sustainability.
Nebraska Recycling Council is happy to report that from 2016-2018, 26% of the grants funded were awarded for used equipment or to repair existing equipment. 40% of the grant funds were used for cities/villages with populations less than 5,000 in Nebraska. The following map shows the relative fund disbursements in each territory. The 55 recycling equipment grants awarded in this period serve more than 978,382 people in Nebraska. We are proud to partner with Nebraska Environmental Trust!
NRC wishes to congratulate all of the 2019 Award Winners, which are businesses and entities that demonstrate initiative and commitment to sustainability practices including waste diversion. Check out the brief videos created for each of the winners.
Nebraska Recycling Council (NRC) welcomes Heather Creevan as the new Executive Director, announced during the 2019 Awards Luncheon and Workshops on October 4, 2019.
Ever go to BLUE Sushi Sake Grill? How about Flagship Commons? Or The Escape Omaha? If you go to any of THESE hundreds of Omaha and Lincoln area businesses, you can support NRC in one of the easiest ways! Download the free TAGG (Together a Greater Good) app, and take a picture of the receipt from your purchase. Choose Nebraska Recycling Council as your charity organization, and the business will donate to us at no extra cost to you!