Lincoln Earth Day 2021

Saturday, April 24th, 2021 and more!

Brought to you by the Lincoln Earth Day Coalition and our community sponsors.

How to Participate

We have plenty of exciting ways for you to celebrate Lincoln Earth Day with us this year!

  1. Attend one of our Lincoln Earth Day sponsored events
  2. Check out the Community Calendar and participate in any of the great activities being offered by our community partners
  3. Celebrate in your own way! Check out the bike trails, plant a garden, clean up litter, whatever way you want to recognize and appreciate our natural resources. Our Community Environmental Resource Map is a great tool for exploring what is available in Lincoln!

However you choose to celebrate, let us know about it and be entered into a drawing for some fabulous Earth Day prizes! There are a couple of options for entering into the drawing:

Option A: Take photos of your Earth Day participation, whether at an event or on your own, and share photos using #LNKcelebratesEarthDay

Option B: Fill out this quick FORM to get your Earth Day participation on the map. We are excited to see our map filling in with all of the environmental actions happening across Lincoln!

Win one of these prizes!

  • Uribe Refuse: 6 Months of Compost Service
  • Mystic Rhoads Productions: Dirt Nap/baldorf Gift Pack + Pepe’s Bistro Gift Card
  • Johanna Rhoads ReMax Concepts: $50 Mulberry BBQ Gift Card
  • Johanna Rhoads ReMax Concepts: $50 Rutabagas Gift Card
  • Girl Scouts Troop 28402:  $75 Cookie Bonanza Gift Card
  • Nebraska Ethanol Board: Visa Gift Card + Ethanol Swag
  • Lincoln Solid Waste Management: Waste Reduction Gift Package
  • Conservation Nebraska: $50 Pepe’s Bistro Gift Card
  • Nebraska Conservation Voters: $50 Grateful Bread Café Gift Card 
  • Lincoln Earth Day: $25 Panera Gift Card

Lincoln Green Map

The Lincoln Green Map is a great resource to view a lot of the green businesses in the Lincoln area and how to reach them.

Lincoln Green Map

The Lincoln Green Map is a great resource to view a lot of the green businesses in the Lincoln area and how to reach them.
View the Lincoln Green Map

Schedule and Events

Lincoln Earth Day Bike Ride
Nebraska Innovation Campus
9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm

The Lincoln Earth Day Coalition is proud to present an in person option for this 9.2 mile route that begins at Innovation Campus and winds along the John Dietrich Trail for an out and back route that will have a fun BINGO card game component for all ages and abilities. The route can be found here: https://www.strava.com/routes/23272497

Celebrations can look however you’d like, but remember to social distance. Now get out there, enjoy Lincoln’s trails and being outside!

Should you choose to ride this route on your own, on some other date and time, please do so! Celebrations can look however you’d like, just get out there and enjoy Lincoln’s trails and being outside! Here is a Bingo Card to use on your own at any time.

Register for the Bike Ride

A Year in Review: Sustainability and Climate Action in Lincoln
Virtual Presentation
3 pm

Over the past year, exciting sustainability and climate action has been taken in Lincoln and our Coalition is excited to highlight some of these amazing initiatives!

Join us in hearing from:

  • The City of Lincoln on their Climate Action Plan
  • Lincoln Electric System on their Decarbonization Goal
  • The University of Nebraska-Lincoln on their Environment, Sustainability, and Resilience Master Plan

Get ready to hear panelists from all three organizations highlight key aspects of their plans, showcase what they mean for Lincoln’s future, and answer questions that you might have.

Thank you to our digital sponsor Conservation Nebraska for hosting our 2021 virtual event!

Watch the Recording

Lincoln Earth Day Family Trivia Night!
Virtual Event
3 pm

Join Lincoln Earth Day and the Nebraska Forest Service for a family-fun virtual trivia night!

Test your nature knowledge while celebrating all there is to love about Lincoln and Earth Day. Grab your fellow trivia-lovers and tree-huggers for a fun-filled eco-friendly evening!

Pre-registration through Eventbrite is required.

Saturday April 24th from 6:30-8:00 PM CST. Zoom link available once registered through Eventbrite.

Questions or want more information?

Contact: Jack Hilgert, Nebraska Forest Service Conservation Education Assistant, Lincoln Earth Day Committee Member

jack.hilgert@unl.edu or 402-472-2797

Register For Trivia Night

Community Events

If you enjoy this programming and our mission to “celebrate and foster environmental stewardship, education, and sustainable living” please consider supporting us on GIVE TO LINCOLN day, or contact us if you would like to be involved next year.