February 2023

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Compost Corner: Compost 2023 Conference

NRC Board member Willa DiCostanzo and USCC Nebraska Chapter member Nash Leef attended the Compost2023 Conference in Ontario, California on January 24-27, 2023. Here's some highlights from their time there!

FREE Resources

Keep Nebraska Beautiful logo

Between our online recycling guide and Keep Nebraska Beautiful Material Exchange, communities and individual citizens alike have some great resources to responsibly care for their materials and belongings when no longer wanted or needed. Both resources are statewide and free to use!

NRC Online Recycling Guide

KNB Material Exchange

Valentine's Day Sustainable Guide, Nebraska Recycling Council logo
1. Consider Your Impact: Avoid unnecessary packaging and gift wrap, choose long-lasting gifts, always recycle and compost, reuse decor. You can always find holiday decor at thrift stores!
2. Buy Responsibly: Opt for fair trade chocolate, think locally and shop small, ethically sourced gifts, sustainable wine and chamapagne. Look for certifications on the bottle- ex. SIP, LODI Rules, salmon safe, and LEED
3. Get Creative: Bake your own sweets, craft a recycled valentine, give the gift of an experience, plan an activity together, send some love to your favorite nonprofit. To find a nonprofit or give a donation visit givenebraska.org

Lincoln Food System Survey

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As part of a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the City of Lincoln will be preparing a Master Food System Plan. This plan will help Lincoln set priorities for supporting and strengthening our local food system and can include anything and everything from how food is grown to how it is transported, processed, purchased/donated, accessed, and consumed.

To build a strong local food system, Lincoln needs a roadmap to guide the process. We need to know where and how to invest time, resources, and partnerships to best support a vibrant local food economy.

Your answers to this survey are important and will make sure the Food System Plan addresses community needs and priorities.

Please complete the survey by February 15th. If you have any questions, please contact Frank Uhlarik, Sustainability and Compliance Administrator; City of Lincoln Transportation and Utilities: 402-441-7588 or fuhlarik@lincoln.ne.gov.

Take the Lincoln Food System Survey
Webinars & Events

Webinar: Paper Recyclability Testing Perspectives from Europe: The New Cepi Testing Method

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 10 am CST

Register here!

2023 Great Plains Conference

Nebraska SWANA Cornhusker Chapter

April 12-13, Embassy Suites, La Vista, NE

*If you'd like to receive notifications from Nebraska SWANA Cornhusker Chapter, please contact Michelle Hilding.

Earth Day Omaha

April 22 at Elmwood Park

11 am-6 pm

Lincoln Earth Day

April 15 at Innovation Campus

10 am-2 pm

Articles of Interest

Another aggressive plastics bill lands in Congress

Nebraska scientist looking for gardeners, and urban farmers for research project

Study compares chemical, mechanical recycling methods

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