Burwell Elementary School Receives Crayon Recycling Award

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Amy Hughes, Keep Loup Basin Beautiful (KLBB) Project Coordinator invited schools, churches, libraries, etc. across the KLBB area to participate in the Crayon Recycling Program during the 2015-2016 school year. Participants were given collection boxes and information about crayons being composed of paraffin wax which contains petroleum, a chemical that is toxic to our environment, and that decomposition of crayons can take decades, which are great reasons to keep them out of our landfills. Crayons were then collected after the school year ended and weighed electronically. In total 87 lbs 7 oz of crayons were collected for recycling or reuse purposes.
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Christmas Light Recycling 2016

We would like to invite anyone interested in recycling Christmas lights again this year to do so by contacting Janet Sander, Amy Hughes, Mary Hughes, or Kathy Mann.  There are NEW requirements for recycling however so please do the following.  ALL bulbs must be REMOVED from the light string prior to being taken in to be recycled.  Any strings brought in with light bulbs still intact will be asked to be taken home until light bulbs are removed.  Below is the contact information for collection.
Janet Sanders, Affiliate Director – 308-346-3393
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Amy Hughes, Project Coordinator – 308-346-3393
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Mary Hughes, Project Coordinator – 308-346-3393
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Kathy Mann, Project Coordinator – 308-346-3393
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2016 Program Registration Forms

Amy Hughes, KLBB Project Coordinator invites you to register for the programs she has available for 2016-2017.  More detailed information on each program can be found on each programs designated page on www.keeploupbasinbeautiful.org.  Below is a direct link to the invitation letters sent out to area schools along with the program registration form.  If interested please fill out the form and send to the address at the bottom or to [email protected]

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New Pre-K Resources

We invite parents and educators to visit our resource page as some new resources have been added and updated.  We now have two pre-K videos available for viewing.  Updates will continue to occur as new opportunities arise!  The following are the newest pre-K additions to the page.

Loup City Butterfly Garden Tour Offered

Environmentalist, gardeners, students, teachers, and community members are invited to attend a three-four hour Butterfly Garden Tour on Saturday, October 8, 2016 beginning at 2:30 p.m. Interested parties are asked to meet at the Sherman County Historical Society at 133 S 8th St in Loup City at 2:15 p.m. to ensure plenty of time for introductions before the informational session begins. Plans for the afternoon include a short butterfly and pollinator information session and then visiting six-seven gardens in the Loup City area. Participants will learn the importance of butterfly/pollinator gardens, and get first-hand experience with butterfly and plant identification and importance. Continue reading

Butterfly Garden Tours to be Offered

Environmentalist, gardeners, students, teachers, and community members are invited to attend a two hour Butterfly Garden Tour on Monday, September 12, 2016 beginning at 2:00 p.m. Interested parties are asked to meet at the Loup River Scenic Byway Interpretive Center at 330 Hwy 11, Burwell at 1:45 p.m. to ensure plenty of time for introductions before the informational session begins. Plans for the afternoon include a short butterfly and pollinator information session and then visiting three or four gardens in the Burwell area. Participants will learn the importance of butterfly/pollinator gardens, get first-hand experience with butterfly and plant identification and importance, and will receive FREE seed packets to plant/disperse as they choose. Continue reading

Keep Loup Basin Beautiful (KLBB) Holds Bicycle Recycle and Safety Day for Area Youth

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On July 14, 2016, form 6-8 p.m. KLBB offered a unique and fun Bicycle Recycle and Safety Day at the Burwell Elementary Basketball Courts. Thirteen youth from Valley, Garfield, Loup and Wheeler Counties who had pre-registered were sent through many stations where they learned about proper bicycle mechanics and maintenance, went through a bicycle safety check making sure their bikes were street legal, practiced mounting/dismounting and starting/stopping, how to control bike speed and maneuverability through weaving and figure eights, learned the proper hand signals to use while riding and learned proper recycling techniques while riding their bicycles. Participants also received a new free bicycle helmet from Burwell’s Blazing Star Masonic Lodge Number 200. Continue reading

2015 Recycle Guide

Please find below the link for the 2015 Recycle Guide.  It is a relatively large file so please be patient while waiting for it to download.  If you have any questions feel free to contact us by calling 308-346-3393

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The UPS Foundation Awards Keep Loup Basin Beautiful with a Community Tree Planting Grant

KLBB Greeley Beautification CommitteeAnita Olson, Director of Keep Loup Basin Beautiful presents a check to the Greeley Beautification Committee. 

More than 30 Keep America Beautiful Affiliate Communities Receive Grants Totaling $160,000 to Support Local Projects

Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The UPS Foundation recently announced that Keep Loup Basin Beautiful is a recipient of a 2014 KAB/UPS Community Tree and Recovery Tree Planting Grants. More than 30 grants, totaling $160,000, are being awarded to KAB community-based affiliates throughout the country. Continue reading

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Awards Grant to Keep Loup Basin Beautiful

Keep Loup Basin Beautiful was awarded a grant in the amount of $65,000 from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality’s KLBB logo 02242014Litter Reduction and Recycling Grant Program.  Keep Loup Basin Beautiful is a project of the Loup Basin RC&D Council.  Altogether, the state received 53 applications requesting more than $2.4 million for litter reduction and recycling projects.  A total of $2.0 million was awarded to 51 projects throughout Nebraska.  Anita Olson, KLBB Director said “We are very excited about being awarded this grant because it ensures that we can continue providing our services free of charge, and also create new recycling and waste reduction programs to benefit more communities.”

The grant program provides funds annually to Nebraska projects in three areas:  public education, cleanup and recycling.  The funds awarded to Keep Loup Basin Beautiful through public education funds will be used to provide environmental education leading to waste reduction, litter prevention, recycling and beautification.  These educational programs are provided for all residents of the thirteen counties served by Keep Loup Basin Beautiful free of charge.  School programs are the main focus for Keep Loup Basin Beautiful, but other projects include

Keep Loup Basin Beautiful receives Keep Nebraska Beautiful Gold Award

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During the Keep Nebraska Beautiful annual conference on June 27, 2013 held at the Nebraska City Lied Center, Keep Loup Basin beautiful was awarded the “Gold Affiliate” recognition. This is the highest level of achievement for the Nebraska Keep America Beautiful affiliates.

Pictured, Linda Studnicka, Director of Keep Loup Basin Beautiful and Mike Hazen
from the Keep Nebraska Beautiful Board of Directors.

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Awards Grant

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) has awarded the Loup Basin RC&D Council a grant in the amount of $34,966 to be used for the Keep America Beautiful (KAB) Affiliate, Keep Loup Basin Beautiful.  This organization is a project of the RC&D Council, and serves residents in nine central Nebraska counties.  DEQ logoThe DNEQ provides funds annually to Nebraska projects in the categories of public environmental education, cleanups and recycling. Altogether, the NDEQ was able to fund fifty-six applications for 2013. Continue reading

Keep Loup Basin Beautiful wins National Award

Local Keep America Beautiful affiliate, Keep Loup Basin Beautiful, was presented the National Keep America Beautiful (KAB) 2012 Great American Cleanup (GAC) Best Activation Award at the Keep America Beautiful Conference held in Washington, DC on January 29th.   Continue reading

CELEBRATE AMERICA RECYCLES DAY –November 15

  

  • Ø One day to educate and motivate…
  • Ø One day to get our neighbors, friends and colleagues excited about what can be accomplished when we all work together…
  • Ø One day to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year!

America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, is the only nationally-recognized day and community-driven national awareness initiative dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Since its inception in 1997, communities across the country have participated in America Recycles Day on November 15 to promote recycling awareness, commitment and action. Recycling is the easiest thing we can do 365 days a year to save energy, conserve natural resources and create green jobs. Did you know——-

 

  • Ø Recycling is a multi-billion dollar industry that employs millions of Americans and helps advance our clean energy economy.
  • Ø Our national recycling rate of 34 percent annually:
  • Ø Saves the energy equivalent of nearly 250 million barrels of crude oil or nearly 27 days of all U.S. oil imports.
  • Ø Avoids greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to removing more than 35 million cars from the road each year.
  • Recycling one aluminum can will power a 46 inch LED TV for 3 hours
  • Plastic bags are recyclable, but usually not at the curb. However, many retailers across the country have drop-off collections for plastic bag recycling. Other bags that can be recycled as well are: dry-cleaning bags, bread bags and newspaper bags.
  •  A glass container can go from a recycling bin to a store shelf in as few as 30 days.
  • Ø YOU CAN Take the “I recycle” pledge and commit to learn about what is recycled in your community and commit to recycle http://americarecyclesday.org/pledge/