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Bellevue University to Host Nebraska Earth Day Passport and Recycling Event

Bellevue University will participate in the Nebraska Earth Day Passport program in May. 

The free event will be held Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is part of a new month-long series hosted by Sarpy County Earth Day and Earth Day Omaha that features various activities and “Passport Challenges” that take place throughout the city from April 15 to May 15. 

Bellevue University’s event will feature recycling and garden events where attendees can help make Bellevue greener by recycling their plastics and/or planting a pollinator garden. 

“The Nebraska Earth Day Passport event is a fun way for community members to show their support for a greener and cleaner Bellevue,” Dr. Sarah Gaughan, professor of biology, said. 

To participate in the passport pollinator garden event, attendees will need to register here: Earth Day Omaha (socialpoint.io). Those who register for the pollinator event can also tour Bellevue University’s new Sustainability Learning Lab and Greenhouse. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in other various activities and will be eligible to win prizes. 

Attendees are not required to participate in the pollinator garden event in order to drop off plastic during the recycling event. Community members can drop off plastic in Lot D, 901 Bruin Blvd, located on the Bellevue University campus.

About Bellevue University

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with nearly 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org).