By Alli Davis, Omaha World-Herald
Elmwood Park swarmed with dogs, chickens, rabbits and humans for the 30th annual Earth Day Omaha event on Saturday. Oh, and a BagMonster. David Corbin, a retired public health and health education professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, said he wore the costume to raise awareness about the upcoming Omaha City Council vote on whether to ban plastic bags from Omaha’s grocery stores, bakeries and other places that primarily sell food. Corbin is the president of the Nebraska Chapter of the Sierra Club, and he also received Earth Day Omaha’s Friend of the Environment Lifetime Achievement Award at the event. Read more here.
David is also a member of Nebraskans for Solar’s Board of Directors.
Four other people and organizations received Friend of the Environment Awards:
- Individual: Nancy Scott
- Business: University of Nebraska Medical Center
- Youth: Cate Kelly
- Nonprofit: Saving Grace
Top Photo Credit: Alli Davis