Earth Day Omaha – The Reader

  • Nebraska Earth Day Passport | April 15 – May 15 | Virtual
  • “Mini” Earth Day Omaha | Saturday, April 17th | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Elmwood Park, 802 pp. 60th St., Omaha, NE
  • Find out more about both events here.

After last year’s virtual celebration, Omaha Earth Day returns on Saturday April 17th with socially distant personal events like yoga taught by Lora McCarville of Yoga Rocks the Park. | Photo courtesy of Earth Day Omaha’s FaceBook.

“Mini” Earth Day Omaha

This Elmwood Park map shows where Earth Day activities are taking place on Saturday April 17th. The hard-to-recycle drive-thru collection (bottom right) accepts compost, reusable and non-reusable items, from electronics and glasses to hearing aids and glass Photo courtesy of Earth Day Omaha’s FaceBook.

On April 17th, Earth Day Omaha will celebrate Earth Day’s 51th anniversary with a personal miniature event. The 32nd annual Earth Day Omaha takes place in Elmwood Park on S. 60th St. and is free, public and socially distant. To learn more about the celebration, which includes bike rides, tree planting, yoga, a hard-to-recycle drive-thru collection, and more, check out the Earth Day Omaha Event Schedule.

Nebraska Earth Day Pass

In addition to a personal event, Earth Day Omaha will be virtual from April 15 to May 15 with the brand new Nebraska Earth Day Passport. | Photo courtesy of Earth Day Omaha’s FaceBook.

Instead of the traditional environmental exhibit, Earth Day Omaha, in collaboration with Sarpy County Earth Day, presents a virtual, metro-wide, month-long exhibit: the Nebraska Earth Day Passport. From April 15 to May 15, up to 10,000 participants (so-called “players”) from across the metro can log into the Nebraska Earth Day Passport and view the “booths” of the virtual exhibitors. At each booth, players compete for points and prizes on challenges ranging from dealing with exhibitors on social media to captions about environmental protection. Readers can register for the challenge, which is free to the public, by clicking here. Read the instructions for assistance with signing up and using your passport.

– Leah Cates

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