Enjoy Nature whether it's in your back yard or at a local park. Watch this video and enjoy the great outdoors-environmentally friendly for the entire family. Learn how to make a kite from a recycled plastic bag and find more outdoor activities for youth here



This week's "Clips and Tips" is for anyone who uses fireworks. Join Dana and Linda as they explain how to be safe with this video about Fireworks Disposal. Fireworks can create litter and debris that contain heavy metals and dangerous chemicals that can pollute air, water and soil. 

Be safe and have a Happy 4th of July!


We hope you enjoy Dana's reading of Evie Goes Clean & Green and will learn some new ways to be GREEN at your home. This second book of EVIE is written by Susan Harp, a teacher and environmental volunteer, and is illustrated by award-winning artist Jon Siau, to help children (and their parents) understand the importance of recycling and being as green as possible. With the help of her daddy, EVIE learns easy ways to make small changes in her everyday life that will have a big impact on the environment.

We thank author Susan Harp, illustrator Jon Siau and M.T. Publishing Company, Inc. for permission for this reading. You can purchase Susan's book from M.T. Publishing.
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Our next "Environmental Clips and Tips" feature is a video recording of the award-winning book One Plastic Bag read by KCCB educator, Dana Stahl. Enjoy this true story about Isatou Ceesay and the women of the Gambia as they tackle plastic bag pollution in Njau, Gambia.  Suggested readers: ages 5 - 9, but this story has a universal message for all. 

Displayed with the permission of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc. “One Plastic Bag” by Miranda Paul, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without the prior written permission of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.

From Author Miranda Paul, watch this step-by-step video that shows how the women of Gambia recycle plastic bags into beautiful purses - and you can learn! Isatou Ceesay, narrator, is also the project manager for NRIGG, the Njau Recycling and Income Generating Group in The Gambia, West Africa. PURSES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT: http://gambiahelp.org - Learn more about this grassroots, fairtrade project at: http://www.oneplasticbag.com


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We’ve missed coming to classrooms and giving live presentations for youth and adults, so we’re launching a new environmental education online program called “KCCB Clips and Tips”.  Each week look for a new resource, either a video or an activity to extend your learning. Our first resource is a video reading of the story Retrieving with EVIE. Great for dog lovers and pre-school – lower elementary youth. Enjoy!

Retrieving with EVIE

EVIE is a Yellow Labrador Retriever who just loves retrieving litter wherever she finds it!  She's also the mascot of Keep Evansville (IN) Beautiful. Join us in a reading of this book and learn how you can reduce litter and help keep Cass County beautiful, too. Thanks to author Susan Harp, illustrator Jon Siau and M.T. Publishing Company, Inc. for permission for this reading.



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If you would like to have a speaker for your school, church or organization to discuss an environmental topic such as recycling, litter prevention, composting, or other topics; please contact us at 402-234-6775 or by Email: KeepCassCountyBeautiful@&yahoo.com 

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Keep Cass County Beautiful is a countywide non-profit 501 (c) (3) public charity organization created in 2012 to promote keeping all our communities clean, beautiful, and litter free.