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Group Rides to Earth Day Omaha

Meet around 10:30am | Locations throughout the city

Mode Shift Omaha is leading group rides to Elmwood Park from multiple meet up points throughout the city! Groups are leaving from the following locations around 10:30am to get to Earth Day Omaha by about 11am:

BENSON | BLACKSTONE | CULVERS in BELLEVUE | CULXR HOUSE on N 24th | DEMOCRACY PARK | DUNDEE | HANSCOM PARK

If you’d like to host a ride, contact Mode Shift Omaha! They’ll have bike parking set up at the park, so bring a friend!

“Hard-to-Recycle” Drive-Thru Collection

11am – 3pm | Circular Lot East of Elmwood Park Pavilion

Get your green spring clean on and bring your hard-to-recycle items to our collection event!

COMPOSTABLES

Bring your yard material, food waste, or other compostables to Hillside Solutions’ big old metal box. They’ll take it to their commercial composting farm and turn it into nutrient-dense soil for local gardens, landscapes, and farms. Anything that can fit within the trunk of a car or back of a personally-owned pickup truck is acceptable. Details here: https://www.hillside.solutions/quickstart/#composting

ELECTRONICS & METAL

Bring your electronics–anything with a cord, battery or motor–to be sorted and properly recycled or fully refurbished by Cross Electronic Recycling!  Most items are free to process, but check the website for exceptions: https://www.crossrecycling.com/

Metal is also accepted!

EYEGLASSES & HEARING AIDS

Share the gift of sight and sound with those in need! Donate your eye glasses and hearing aids (any make, model, and style) to the Lions Club. Your donations will help make a big difference in someone else’s life.

EPS FOAM

Have you had a lot of items shipped to your house during the pandemic? Bring your EPS foam (think foam packing blocks and coolers) to be recycled by Plastilite! Not accepting: polyurethane foam, packing peanuts, plastic food containers, plastic film

GLASS

Bring your bottles & jars to be recycled by Glassman Recycling & Repurposing, Omaha’s only curbside glass recycling service. They keep it local and use the glass to make new products in our community. Not accepting: window glass

Elmwood Park Cleanup

11am–1pm | Check in at the Elmwood Park Pavilion

KEEP OMAHA BEAUTIFUL

Help cleanup Elmwood Park for Earth Day to create a healthier, safer park for everyone. Check in between 11am–12pm at the KOB tent near the pavilion.  Supplies will be provided, including trash bags, recycling bags, gloves, and a limited number of litter collection tools. No advance registration is required.

Groups will be directed to various locations to ensure safe social distancing. For the safety of all participants and staff, masks are required while at the pavilion check-in table. We recommend participants continue to wear masks while  participating in the park. https://www.keepomahabeautiful.org/what-we-do/upcoming-events/

METRO OMAHA TOBACCO ACTION COALITION

Our parks are not currently tobacco-free. Pick up tobacco litter at Elmwood Park and bring it to the MOTAC booth by the pavilion. Take part in the tobacco-free parks photo challenge to win a frisbee! Learn more  on how to advocate for tobacco-free parks at: https://www.motac.org/tobacco-free-parks/

Earth Day Yoga

1–2pm | Find us in the grass!

Practice yoga in the great outdoors! Lora McCarville with Yoga Rocks the Park will be guiding an all-ages session where you can connect with the Earth and community. Bring your mats!

Social distancing will be enforced. Groups will need to set up at least six feet apart.

Namaste.

Conservation Conversation

2–3pm | Registration required!

Join Conservation Nebraska & UNO’s Office of Sustainability to gain a deeper understanding of current conservation topics while relaxing amongst the trees. BYOH (hammock, lawn chair or blanket)

Masks & social distancing required!

Limited attendance! Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hammocking-conservation-conversation-tickets-150253878395

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