Why Clean Energy Matters

Public Health You may know how fossil fuels contribute to climate change, but do you know about the health effects associated with coal power plants? Air pollution alone causes up to 4.2 million premature deaths per year worldwide. If we want to prevent these...

Conservation Tips

Go for Reusable Plastic items can create serious damage to our planet’s ecosystem and our health. Luckily, there are many alternatives to plastic products that benefit both us and our planet. Here are a few reasons to switch to reusable items. A Toll on Our Oceans 8...

Where We’ve Been

Firstar Recycling Facility – Omaha Back in November, Nebraska Conservation Education Fund hosted two tours of Firstar Fiber’s Omaha recycling facility. We learned how recycling is sorted by a mixture of machinery and by hand. It is then combined into...

How Can We Make Recycling More Beneficial?

Nic Nealy, Northeast Conservation Director About a year ago we hosted our first tour of the Firstar Fiber recycling facility in Omaha, Nebraska. CEO Dale Gubbels guided us through the facility and taught us about the process behind running a recycling facility. Since...