Earth Day Omaha Map


Saturday, April 22, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Elmwood Park
Omaha, NE

Hefty® Energy Bag

We hope you’ll visit the Hefty® Energy Bag booth (booth #B1) where you can chat with local city leaders and Hefty® Energy Bag representatives to learn how to get involved. RESPolyflow will feature a pyrolysis unit, a device which converts non-recycled material and low-value plastics into high-value synthetic fuel. If you’re already a program participant, you are welcome to bring one of your Hefty® Energy Bags for collection at the celebration. If you are not a member of the Program, visit booth #B1 to learn more about the ground-breaking initiative.

Main Stage Schedule

Join us for ongoing entertainment all day on the Main Stage

11:00 AM MUSIC:  David Corbin, Folk
11:30 AM  Craig Moody, Omaha Public Power District
11:45 AM  Omaha Area Mayors, “Hefty Energy Bag Program
12:05 PM MUSIC:  Mariachi Patria Juvenil
12:40 PM  NRD Directors Patrick Leahy & Larry Bradley
12:50 PM  Friend of the Environment Awards
1:00 PM MUSIC:  Southpaw Bluegrass Band, Bluegrass 
1:40 PM  Sen. Rick Kolowski, “Environment & the Unicameral
1:50 PM  Mary O’Donohue, “Midtown Vision 2050
2:00 PM MUSIC:  Closeness, Synth Rock
2:40 PM  Kara Eastman, Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance, “Lead Contamination
2:50 PM  James Cavanaugh, Sierra Club, “Green the (Waste) Stream
3:00 PM MUSIC:  Clarence Tilton, Alt-Country
3:40 PM  Kevin Flatowicz-Farmer, Mode Shift Omaha
3:45 PM  Jason Rose, Metro Transit
3:50 PM  Heath Mello, “Omaha’s Green Future
4:00 PM MUSIC:  Icky Blossoms, Electropop
4:40 PM  
Tom Genung, BOLD Nebraska
4:55 PM MUSIC:  Kris Lager Band, Jam Rock
5:35 PM Dr. Elli Rogan, College of Public Health, UNMC CoPH, “Climate change and public health”

Green Omaha Coalition Demonstration Tent

Thanks to the Green Omaha Coalition for sponsoring the demonstration tent

11:00 AM  Rain Barrel Demonstration – Andy Szatko, Omaha Stormwater
11:30 AM  Tree Planting – Diana Failla, Urban Bird & Nature Alliance and Midtown Neighborhood Alliance and Kyle Johnson, Joslyn Art Museum
12:00 PM  Worm Composting – WeCompost
12:30 PM  Storm Water Management & Rain Gardens – Andy Szatko, Omaha Stormwater
1:00 PM  Monarch Butterflies – Nancy Scott, Master Gardener
1:30 PM  MUD Home Savings – Sarah Campbell, Metropolitan Utilities District
2:00 PM  Rain Barrel Demonstration – Andy Szatko, Omaha Stormwater
2:30 PM  Urban Chickens – Friends of Extension & 4-H Douglas/Sarpy County Foundation
3:00 PM  Home Recycling – Firstar Fiber
3:30 PM  Solar Panels – Eric Williams, Nebraskans for Solar
4:00 PM  Home Energy Efficiency – David Holtzclaw, Transduction Technologies
4:30 PM  Urban Beekeeping – Urban Beekeeping Club

Health & Wellness Circle

Participate in these active demonstrations!

11:00 AM:  Capoeira Angola
12:00 PM:  Yoga Rocks the Park
1:00 PM:  The Omaha International Folk Dancers
2:00 PM:  Omaha Belly Dance Instruction with Della
3:00 PM:  Omaha Tai Chi Association
4:00 PM:  Omaha Jitterbugs

Children's Tent

Fun for the kids all day long!

Omaha City Parks – kite building activity
Army Corps – interactive booth about invasive species
Whole Foods Market – lunch bag coloring craft
Friends of Extension & 4-H Foundation in Douglas/Sarpy Counties – live animals

Electonics Recycling

Recycle anything with a cord, motor or battery! (Fees apply for microwaves, televisions and CRT monitors.)  – Presented by Cross Electronic Recycling

Located by the baseball field.

Tree Climbing

Free Tree Climb Opportunity!  Climb Nebraska’s state champion swamp white oak with a rope and harness from 11am-4pm.  -Presented by Nebraska Statewide Arboretum

“Dust of your Bike” & Valet Bike Parking

A kids safety course will be taught from 1-2pm and free helmets will be given to the first 50 kids to complete the safety training.  -Presented by Omaha Bikes

Beer Garden

“Think Global, Act (or drink) Local” with all local beers including an exclusive Earth Day IPA (served in reusable Earth Day cups)! – Presented by Jake’s Cigars & Spirits and Infusion Brewing Co.


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