Who We Are

Lincoln Earth Day is made possible by a coalition of volunteers. Meet the coalition members who help make Earth Day possible every year for the Lincoln community, and what brings them to this work.

To join our team, send a message to info@lincolnearthday.org.

Brittney Albin

Brittney is the Sustainability Coordinator for Lincoln Public Schools. She joined the Lincoln Earth Day coalition in 2016 to become more engaged with the environmental community in Lincoln. Brittney is also a member of the Lincoln Earth Day Board of Directors.

Willa DiCostanzo

Willa is the Waste Diversion Coordinator for the City of Lincoln. She enjoys being a part of this Coalition because it is a great way to learn, educate and meet so many people in our community. Willa is also a member of the Lincoln Earth Day Board of Directors.

Kurt Elder

Kurt is an Urban Planner with the City of Lincoln, and also the owner of a small business called Information Art. He initially joined the Lincoln Earth Day coalition because the long standing community event was in jeopardy of not occurring.

Amanda Gangwish

Amanda is the Program Director at Conservation Nebraska & Nebraska Conservation Voters. In this role, she focuses on educating Nebraskans about the environmental and conservation issues they face.

Abbey Graham

Abbey is a Program Director with the Nebraska Recycling Council where she provides assistance for recycling initiatives across Nebraska. She has a passion for waste management, landfill diversion, public health, and conserving natural resources. Abbey is also a member of the Lincoln Earth Day Board of Directors and currently serves as its Treasurer.

Morgan Hartman

Morgan is the Waste Management Operations Manager and Campus Recycling Coordinator for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is passionate about educating the UNL and broader Lincoln communities about responsible waste management practices!

Mandy Koehler

Mandy is the Assistant Sustainability Coordinator at Lincoln Public Schools. Mandy is also a member of the Lincoln Earth Day Board of Directors and currently serves as its Vice President.

Eunice Oladeji

Megan York

Megan joined the Lincoln Earth Day coalition after meeting some wonderful people in the environmental sector who have helped her follow her passions as she redefines her career goals in a new part of the country. Megan is also a member of the Lincoln Earth Day Board of Directors.

Melissa Mercier

Melissa is the Director of Organics and Sustainability for Waste to Energy Lincoln & Uribe Refuse Services. She joined the Lincoln Earth Day coalition when she moved to Lincoln in 2019 to engage with the community. Melissa is also a member of the Lincoln Earth Day Board of Directors, and currently serves as its President.

Lexy (Alexis) Polivanov

Lexy has served the City as an Environmental Health Educator for a little over 2 years. They enjoy being able to reach out to the public on recycling and other environmental issues. Lexy is starting their masters degree in the Veterinary Sciences in the Spring 2023 semester.

Adams Rhoads

Adam is a Commissioner for a local non-profit, Mystic Rhoads Productions. Mystic Rhoads Productions uses the power of their products to build momentum for positive community change. Adam is also a member of the Lincoln Earth Day Board of Directors and currently serves as its Secretary.