• 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.
After last year’s virtual celebration, Omaha Earth Day returns on Saturday, April 17, with socially distanced in-person events like yoga, taught by Lora McCarville from 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 will take place on Saturday, April 17. The “hard-to-recycle” drive-thru collection (bottom right) will accept compost, reusable and non-reusable items, from electronics and eyeglasses to hearing aids and glass.| Photo courtesy of Earth Day Omaha’s FaceBook.

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

Besides an in-person event, Earth Day Omaha is going virtual from April 15 – May 15 with the brand new Nebraska Earth Day Passport. | Photo courtesy of Earth Day Omaha’s FaceBook.

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.

—Leah Cates

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