What can I do to reduce my impact?

By admin On September 28th, 2010 in Uncategorized /

To help reduce ground-level ozone in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area, MAPA, in collaboration with NDEQ, IDNR, the city of Omaha, Douglas County and the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, is launching a community based planning process to involve air quality stakeholders in ozone reduction plans. Within the community-based planning model, impacted stakeholders collaborate to recommend appropriate actions for achieving pollution reductions. Stakeholders include citizens, emitters of ozone in industry and business, and lung health experts.

The community based planning process helps maximize partner cooperation in developing strategies, efficient implementation, and measurable results. This approach has been used successfully with water quality programs developed in Nebraska and Iowa.

To become involved and to learn more about upcoming stakeholder meetings, visit www.littlestepsbigimpact.com.

Green Home Tour

By admin On September 24th, 2010 in Uncategorized /

Omaha’s 3rd annual Green Home Tour is Saturday, October 2.

This “green homecoming” includes a vendor fair (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) in UNO’s new LEED building, Mammel Hall, 6708 Pine St. Internationally-known Bill Moore, leader of eco-website EVWorld.com, will speak at 9:15 a.m.

Tour shuttles start at 10 a.m. and tickets cost $5 per person for entry to five Midtown Omaha homes, including UNL’s Zero Net Energy Test House, all with great features to help people start at home with green living. Green Omaha Coalition leads this event with co-host UNL College of Engineering’s Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction. For more information see www.greenomahacoalition.org/greenhomestour2010

To book a booth in the GHT vendor fair, contact:

Charity Stahl at cstahl2@unl.edu or 402-554-2497.


UNL’s Zero Net Energy Test House


Project Green Flick

By admin On September 3rd, 2010 in Uncategorized /

Project Green Flick is here again!

This is a video contest with a $500 cash prize open to any high school student within the OPPD service territory. Not only will the winning students get the money, their schools will receive matching funds as well! This is the second year for the contest, and we hope to see even more creativity this year.

To submit your video, load it to youtube, and then follow the directions found under the Project Green Flick tab here on AimGreenOmaha.com.

You will also find a complete list of rules on that page as well, so read up and make sure you know all the rules before you submit your video.

Good luck to all of our participants, and remember to Aim Green!

For some inspiration, here’s last year’s winning video from North High!