Conservation Tips for the New Year

Hoping to go green in the new year? Here are some ideas to get you started! TURN OFF ENERGY VAMPIRES Even when turned off, electronics like TVs and chargers may still use standby power while plugged in. This can lead to unnecessary energy waste. In fact, leaving these...

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Ilze Lipins

When Ilze Lipins was a child, her home in the outskirts of Lincoln was still surrounded by forestry and prairie grass. A lifelong resident of the capital city, Ilze gained an appreciation for the scenic landscape around her. “I enjoy traveling and learning about the...

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Taylor Harmening

Taylor Harmening of Papillion, NE is a fan of all things outdoors – from fishing and hunting, to hiking and spending time at the lake with her family. With a degree from Wayne State College, Taylor hopes to build a career focused on conservation and protecting animals...

Take the Nebraska Common Ground Survey

The Nebraska Conservation Education Fund’s Common Ground Program is a non-profit organization aiming to improve stewardship of Nebraska’s natural resources by increasing knowledge of and concern for the most important conservation issues facing our state....

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Amanda Gangwish

  Originally from Bellevue, NE, AmeriCorps member Amanda Gangwish is equipped with a dual degree in biology and environmental studies from the University of Nebraska. She approaches this work with a drive to push the United States to become a world leader in...