- Nebraska Earth Day Passport | April 15 – May 15 | Virtual
- “Mini” Earth Day Omaha | Saturday, April 17 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Elmwood Park, 802 S. 60th St., Omaha, NE
- Learn more about both events here.
“Mini” Earth Day Omaha
On April 17, Earth Day Omaha will celebrate Earth Day’s 51st anniversary with a miniature in-person event. Held at Elmwood Park on S. 60th St., the 32nd annual Earth Day Omaha will be free, open to the public and socially distanced. To learn more about the celebration, which features 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 Passport
In lieu of the traditional Environmental Expo, Earth Day Omaha is collaborating with Sarpy County Earth Day to present a virtual, Metro-wide, month-long expo: the Nebraska Earth Day Passport. From April 15 through May 15, up to 10,000 participants (called “players”) from throughout the Metro can log into the Nebraska Earth Day Passport and check out virtual exhibitor “booths.” At each booth, players compete for points and prizes in challenges, which range from engaging with exhibitors on social media to captioning photos related to environmentalism. Readers can register for the Challenge, which is free to the public, by clicking here; for assistance with signing up and using the Passport, read the instructions.
From Nov. 2020 – Aug. 2022, Leah reported on social justice, including employment equity, economic justice, educational inequality, and the experiences and history of Nebraska’s LGBTQ+ community. Although she’s now pursuing a PhD in Communication, Information and Media at Rutgers University, Leah remains a diehard Reader fan and wholeheartedly supports all things Reader. You can connect with her via Twitter (@cates_leah).