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May 2022

What’s the Buzz – UNL Bee Lab

May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
UNL Bee Lab, 40°49'44.3"N 96°39'18.9"W

How do bees make honey? What do bees need to make honey? Join Conservation Nebraska and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Bee Lab for an in-person, hands on event. Participants will get the opportunity to try on a bee keeper (apiarist) suit and see hives up close, tour a pollinator plot and learn about pollinator friendly plants, and make your own take home seed bombs! This event is one time only on May 23rd from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Registration…

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June 2022

Electric Vehicles in Nebraska

June 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hardin Hall, 3310 Holdrege St
Lincoln, NE 68503 United States
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Join Conservation Nebraska, UNL Environmental Studies Program, and panelists Chad Pinkelman (Nebraska Public Power District), Marc Shkolnick (LES), and Randy Smith (Department of Environment and Energy) for an event on electric vehicles. This panel discussion will focus on the ins and outs of electric vehicles and answer questions you may have about their safety, cost, recharging, heating and cooling systems etc. Panelists will talk about what each of their organizations are doing to expand the use of electric vehicles and…

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August 2022

What Net Zero Means to Nebraska

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Hardin Hall, 3310 Holdrege St
Lincoln, NE 68503 United States
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Join Conservation Nebraska, UNL Environmental Studies Program, and guest speakers from Omaha Public Power District (OPPD), Lincoln Electric System (LES), and Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) for an event on their net zero carbon goals and what their future plans are to reach these goals. Each speaker will discuss the progress that has been made, opportunities ahead, and the challenges of meeting their individual net zero goals. Joining us in Lincoln? Head over to Hardin Hall in Auditorium 107 for…

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September 2022

LES Wind Turbine Tour

September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LES Wind Turbine Site, 9700 N 70th St
Lincoln, NE 68517
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Wind energy is emerging as one of the top clean energy sources, but did you know the Lincoln Electric System (LES) has been utilizing wind energy since 1998? Join Conservation Nebraska and LES for a unique opportunity to get a close-up view of one of LES' wind turbines. Jim Dutton and Tyson Chambers from LES will talk about the history of the turbines in Lincoln, general operations and the challenges, opportunities, and potential future of wind energy in our area.…

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November 2022

What Do You Know About Waste

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

There is a lot to dissect when it comes to the world of waste including waste diversion, resource recovery and what happens to the waste you produce here in our day to day lives. Tune into this webinar to talk about the current and future trends of waste management and what is happening with your waste in Lincoln and Lancaster County. Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_C3aLzfUuTIWgkIaG1-Iw8Q Willa DiCostanzo is the Waste Diversion Coordinator for the City of Lincoln.…

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