11am – 6pm, 22 April, 2017 at Elmwood Park

Map and Exhibitors

MAP 2017

Visit with ~100 exhibitors and vendors to find out how area nonprofits, businesses, governmental organizations, community groups and schools are promoting sustainable practices, environmental protection, and resource conservation.

⇒Booths Alphabetically

⇒Booths By Location

⇒Download Earth Day Map

2017 Activities

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.


Food Court!  Enjoy food from local vendors: 402 BBQ, Dante Pizzeria, Lauren Beth’s Popcorn, Lindsey Enterprises, Prairie Fire Pizza, Renear Inc., Scotty’s Go Go Grill, Smokin’ Lefty’s BBQ

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


Composting!  Compost collection bins will be distributed throughout the park! – Presented by Soil Dynamics


Recycling!  Recycling collection bins will be distributed throughout the park! – Presented by Second Nature Public Recycling


LogoMarch for Science-Omaha!  The March kicks off with Dr. Elli Rogan speaking on the main stage and leaves from Elmwood Park at 6pm! More info.

 

 

2017 Schedule

Main Stage

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”

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

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

Join in on the fun of Earth Day Omaha!  Get Involved!

Lightning/Severe Storm Safety Policy In the chance of lightning, please seek a safe shelter such as Elmwood Park’s pavilion, the UNO parking garage, or your vehicle. When lightning is present, do not touch any metal, including the framework of a car. If you are unable to reach a sheltered area, other suggested locations are a dry ditch or a thick grove of small trees surrounded by smaller trees. Unsafe areas are places with tall trees, light poles, open fields, any point higher than the areas surrounding it, and puddles of water. If a tornado warning is issued the event will be canceled.