Category Archives: Environmental Stewardship / Sustainability

City of Omaha Parks & Recreation Department

Jenna Kleine, Coordinator of Volunteers ~ ~ 402-444-4791 1819 Farnam St. #701, Omaha, NE 68183 ~   The mission of the Omaha Parks and Recreation Department is to provide and maintain a comprehensive park system, manage public property and offer opportunities for the citizens and visitors of the Omaha community to encourage a healthy, positive lifestyle that [...]

Citizens’ Climate Lobby | Omaha Chapter

Mark Welsch, C0-Leader of Omaha Chapter ~ ~ (402) 453-0776 P. O. Box 6418 Omaha, NE 68106 ~   CCL empowers everyday people to work together on climate change solutions. Our supporters are organized in more than 400 local chapters across the United States. Together we’re building support in Congress for a national [...]

Environmental, Stewardship, and Sustainability

Benson Plant Rescue The Big Garden (a program of United Methodist Ministries) Citizen’s Climate Lobby City of Omaha Parks & Recreation Department City Sprouts Omaha Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs  Habitat for Humanity – Creighton Chapter Habitat for Humanity of Omaha Habitat for Humanity of Sarpy County Hitchcock Nature Center Keep Omaha Beautiful, Inc. [...]

Sierra Club | Nebraska Chapter

David Corbin, Chairman ~ ~ 402-690-9134 P.O. Box 4664, Omaha, NE 68104 ~   The Nebraska Chapter Sierra Club endeavors to create: a safe and healthy community in which to live an enduring legacy for America’s wild places smart energy solutions to combat global warming social and environmental justice movements Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been [...]

No More Empty Pots

Emily Barber, Community Engagement Manager~ ~ 402-502-1642 8501 N 30th St Omaha, NE 68112 ~   No More Empty Pots is a grassroots non-profit corporation that connects individuals and groups to improve self-sufficiency, regional food security and economic resilience of urban and rural communities through advocacy and action. To help support this effort, No More Empty Pots, [...]

Benson Plant Rescue

David Hilber ~ ~ (402) 933-3867 7224 Maple St. Omaha, NE 68134 ~ Facebook Page   The Benson Plant Rescue (BPR) engages in organic recycling to combat global warming.   Proceeds from plant sales fund the Community Produce Rescue’s (CPR’s) mission of food reclamation and assist the Omaha Public Library with children’s books and computers. Since [...]

Nebraskans for Peace-Omaha Chapter

Mark Welsch, Omaha Coordinator ~ ~ 402-453-0776 PO Box 6418, Omaha NE 68106 ~   Nebraskans for Peace is a statewide grassroots advocacy organization working nonviolently for Peace with Justice through community building, education and political action. As the oldest statewide Peace & Justice organization in the country, Nebraskans for Peace is the acknowledged voice [...]

City Sprouts Omaha

Shannon Gennardo, Community Engagement Coordinator ~ ~402-707-2860 4002 Seward St. Omaha, NE 68111 ~   Volunteers are needed year round to assist in the gardens, farm, and education center: weeding, watering, planting and harvesting, painting, organizing, building projects, etc. Opportunities change with the season, with spring, summer and fall having the highest need. Hours are flexible. The [...]

Keep Omaha Beautiful, Inc.

Elizabeth Chalen, Volunteer & Programs Coordinator ~ (402) 444-7774 ~ 1819 Farnam Street, Suite 306, Omaha, NE 68183 ~   WATER POLLUTION EDUCATION & MARKING STORM DRAINS: Volunteer groups help clean up debris/litter around storm drains in a selected neighborhood/area, plce “no dumping” discs on the storm grates, and then distribute educational materials/door hangers to [...]

Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance

Benny Huerta, Outreach Coordinator ~ (402) 934-9700 ~ 5006 Underwood Avenue, Omaha, NE 68132 ~   Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance is a nonprofit organization that works to create a Healthy Home for every child. Our main goal is to bring awareness and education to families in the city about environmental hazards, green and Healthy [...]

The Salvation Army

LaJoanna Newsome ~ (402) 898-6000 ~ 10755 Burt Street. Omaha, NE 68114 ~ The Salvation Army seeks volunteers to help improve lives in our community. Various one-time and on-going opportunities including TurkeyFest, Toyland, and bell ringing. Volunteer numbers vary depending on the event. Some registration is required prior to volunteering.