Calendar

Apr
1
Mon
Drive Electric Earth Day Events In Nebraska
Apr 1 – Apr 30 all-day

 

Drive Electric Earth Day is a national campaign to share information about electric vehicles during April 2019. The event is an opportunity to highlight clean energy by including electric vehicles in your community’s Earth Day celebration. Plug In America, Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association serve as the national team providing support to the events throughout the country.

Nebraska Drive Electric Earth Day Events 

Lincoln Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10 am to 3 pm, Union Plaza, 21st and Q Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68510

Sarpy County Earth Day Celebration & Expo
Sunday, April 28, 2019, 12 to 4 pm, Lied Activity Center, 2700 Arboretum Drive, Bellevue, Nebraska 68005

Apr
25
Thu
Come Learn About PACE: Sponsored by Nebraska Interfaith Power & Light
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


When: April 25, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Lincoln Community Foundation Building, 215 Centennial Mall South, 5th Floor Conference Room

PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) is a new financing tool for
energy efficiency and renewable energy investments.

Hear from PACE experts
Learn how PACE can be used to finance projects in your community

Featuring
David Pickerill, 
Executive Director, Missouri Clean Energy District
Senator Sue Crawford

Former Senator Ken Haar
Nebraska PACE developers
City staff

Common Ground Presents: “Everyone Saves With Solar” @ Arbor Bank
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Eric Moyer with SWT Energy with be presenting on the benefits of solar energy for ratepayers, utilities, and the state’s economy. The event is free and open to the public.

Location: Arbor Bank, 911 Central Avenue, Nebraska City, Nebraska 68410

Learn more at Common Ground’s Facebook Page.

REGISTER HERE.

Apr
27
Sat
Lincoln Earth Day Celebration
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Lincoln Earth Day Celebration is located at Union Plaza each year on 21st Street, between
O and Q Streets. Please tell your friends, families and coworkers about Lincoln Earth Day and join us this for this year’s environmental education and family fun! Check out the website for more information, including a schedule of events and volunteer opportunities.

Apr
28
Sun
Sarpy County Earth Day Celebration & Expo @ Bellevue Public Schools Lied Activity Center
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Online registration is now open for the 10th
Annual Sarpy County Earth Day Celebration & Expo, sponsored by Green Bellevue. 
All organizations and businesses promoting environmentally sustainable practices are encouraged to join us by signing up for an exhibitor booth. With ample indoor and outdoor space, this is a fantastic opportunity to promote your mission and services to a larger audience.

Come out for a day packed full of environmental education and family-friendly activities, and help raise awareness of the environmental needs in our community.

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 19, 2019

Questions? Please contact Brittany Dabestani at brittanyd@greenbellevue.org.
Green Bellevue Planning & Communications Coordinator

www.facebook.com/Green.Bellevue

Apr
30
Tue
NCEF Event: “The Path Forward: OPPD’s Clean Energy Future” With OPPD Board of Directors Vice Chair Craig Moody @ UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, Rooms 205/209
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Download Event Flyer – Please share widely.

Join the Nebraska Conservation Educational Fund as we partner with OPPD, Green Omaha Coalition, Nebraska Sierra Club and Nebraskans for Solar on a presentation about OPPD’s future plans for clean energy. 

Featured Speaker
Craig Moody was elected to the OPPD Board of Directors in 2016 and is currently serving as vice chair. He is the managing principal at Verdis Group, LLC, a sustainability consulting firm located in Omaha.

About the Nebraska Conservation Educational Fund
The Nebraska Conservation Educational Fund (NCEF) works to build a conservation movement that transcends ideological and political boundaries, and that is led by a broad coalition of Nebraskans who aim to protect our natural resources and ensure that we have a just, secure, and prosperous future. Working as a non-profit, non-partisan organization, NCEF educates the public, media and elected officials about important conservation issues, works to increase public participation in the democratic process and mobilizes a diverse network of people to engage in public policy.

May
1
Wed
GreenBiz Webcast – Circular Economy: The State of the Market
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

Where is the circular economy going in 2019?

Circularity isn’t just another sustainability
framework — it’s a radically different way of doing business. It’s an emerging business
strategy that enables companies and organizations to innovate in ways that address resource scarcity and climate risk, respond to consumer and societal pressure to reduce waste, and unlock a $4.5 trillion economic opportunity.

In this one-hour webcast, join Lauren Phipps, GreenBiz Group’s Circular Economy Director &
Senior Analyst, and a lineup of influential corporate and nonprofit leaders, for a conversation about the  key trends and metrics in the circular economy, and to answer your questions.

Among the things you’ll learn:

  • The latest business strategies incorporating circular thinking
  • The pre-competitive partnerships and collaborations accelerating circularity
  • Key trends in reusability, material health, reverse logistics and other topics
  • The latest developments in single-use plastic packaging and alternative materials

REGISTER HERE.

Free Download: By registering for this webcast you will be the first to receive GreenBiz Insights: Circular Economy Trends. This collection of articles, information and analysis will keep you up to date on leveraging opportunities in the circular economy to advance your sustainability strategy and grow your business. A link to this PDF download will be provided after the webcast on May 1, 2019.

May
16
Thu
Clean Energy Group Webinar: The Economic Case for Resilient Solar+Storage in the Southeast
May 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Massachusetts is the first state to integrate energy storage technologies into its energy efficiency plan.

Solar PV and battery storage (solar+storage) technologies that provide clean, reliable backup power are cost-effective for many critical community facilities in the Southeast, according to Clean Energy Group’s forthcoming “Resilient Southeast” report series.

The report series details a first-of-its-kind economic analysis and landscape review for solar+storage in the region. In some cases, solar+storage was found to be a positive investment based on electric bill savings alone, and, when the value of resilience is accounted for, the technologies were found to make economic sense for all cases evaluated.

In this webinar, Clean Energy Group will be joined by regional partners to discuss the findings of the report and how the results impact efforts underway in the Southeast. There will be time to address questions from the audience. Register here.

New Report: Energy Storage: The New Efficiency ― How States Can Use Efficiency Funds to Support Battery Storage and Flatten Costly Demand Peaks

Clean Energy Group has prepared a report describing the process of enabling use of state energy efficiency funds to support the deployment of energy storage with performance incentives offered for demand reduction. This groundbreaking action was supported with original economic analysis by the Applied Economics Clinic, under contract to Clean Energy Group.

Massachusetts, a national leader in energy efficiency, has incorporated energy storage as an active demand reduction measure in its 2019-2021 energy efficiency plan. This report explains the steps Massachusetts took to become the first state to integrate energy storage technologies into its energy efficiency plan. Keep reading here.

Jun
9
Sun
Green Bellevue June Program: Solar Energy @ Bellevue University
Jun 9 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

More details coming!

 Visit Green Bellevue www.greenbellevue.org

 

Jun
21
Fri
The Energy Fair in Custer, Wisconsin – Organized by Midwest Renewable Energy Association
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day

Celebrate the summer solstice at The 30th Anniversary Energy Fair

Register to exhibit by February 15th for 10% off.
Submit a workshop proposal by February 5th for FREE camping.

About The Energy Fair

Organized by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, The Energy Fair is the nation’s longest-running event of its kind and brings over 10,000 attendees together to learn about sustainability and clean energy, connect with others, and take action toward a sustainable future.

The Energy Fair features:

LEARN MORE:

The Energy Fair in Custer, Wisconsin is seven miles east of Stevens Point. Nestled in the heart of Central Wisconsin, Custer is surrounded by rolling hills, lakes, trout streams, and beautiful woodlands. Custer has been the home of the Fair since 2002. The Energy Fair in Custer, Wisconsin is seven miles east of Stevens Point. Nestled in the heart of Central Wisconsin, Custer is surrounded by rolling hills, lakes, trout streams, and beautiful woodlands. Custer has been the home of the Fair since 2002. Google Map

Dates and Hours
Friday,  June 21 – 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday, June 22 – 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday, June 23 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Perspectives on 30 Years of Clean Energy Education