2021 nominations are open April 15–May 15! 

Do you know an individual or team of people who are showing us all up in taking on an environmental issue?  Let’s put them in the spotlight!  Submit your nomination for candidates in each of the following categories:


(individuals 18 and under)

(individuals 18+)

(any registered nonprofit serving the Omaha Metro Area)

(any company doing business in the Omaha Metro Area)

(individuals who, during their lifetime, have made contributions of outstanding environmental significance within the state of Nebraska)


Nominations need to be submitted by the May 15 deadline, after which winners will be recognized in a special award ceremony.


Help us to recognize our community’s Friends of the Environment today!

Friend of the Environment Application

    I would like to nominate:


    Please provide the nominee's contact information (if known).
    phone: email:

    Tell us why you believe this nominee is eligible to win a Friend of the Environment award. (required)

    Please share any additional information about the nominee that the Earth Day Omaha Coalition should know.

    Your Name:

    Your Email:

    Your Phone Number:

    Thank you for your Friend of the Environment award nomination!

    The Earth Day Omaha committee works with the Friend of the Environment sponsors to recognize each years’ nominees. Please note that the Earth Day Omaha Coalition and our Friend of the Environment sponsors may post nominee information from your submission online and to social media.

    All nominations are subject to review by the Earth Day Omaha Coalition committee.

    Congratulations to our 2020 Winners!

    LIFETIME:  Roxanne Williams Draper

    INDIVIDUAL:  Blake Johnson

    YOUTH:  Audrey M. Anderson

    NONPROFIT: Habitat for Humanity of Omaha ReStore

    BUSINESS:  Natural Grocers

    Click here to read about the 2020 winners!