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2021 Calendar for Lincoln NE, Environmental Activities

Updated: Jan 14

2021 Calendar for Lincoln NE, Environmental Activities


January, 2021

· City plans a “virtual mayor fireside chat on Climate Action Plan” sometime in January. Focus on vulnerable communities, example of sustainable projects, possible panel discussion.

· First Plymouth Church, Climate Action Team is hosting a series of four workshops to have small group discussions on the Book “Cathedral on Fire”. First Session February 24 and last on March 17 (See below). Contact Lorrie Benson 402-450-8342 to register.

· January 6, Nebraska Legislature first day of session

· League of Nebraska Municipalities Utilities/Public Works Section Annual Conference

January 12 -15

· January 11, Coalition for Environmental Improvement Meeting, Noon

· January 13, Citizen Climate Lobby Training on EnRoads Policy Simulation Model Software 7 p.m. Register here: https://cclnebraskaenroads.eventbrite.com

· January 15, LES Board Meeting

· January 15, Registration deadline for “Building Resilience in the Nebraska Food System” sponsored by Nebraska Regional Food Systems Initiative at UNL Dates of conference Feb. 8, 10 & 11. Register at: file:///Users/genehanlon/Downloads/Summit%202021%20%20Nebraska%20Regional%20Food%20Systems%20Initiative%20(3).html

· First three Mondays at 3 p.m. and last Monday of the Month at 5:30 pm Lincoln City Council meetings

· Every Tuesday at 9 a.m. Lancaster County Board of Commissioners meeting

· Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Planning Commission Board meeting. Anticipate Public Hearing on revised Wind Turbine zoning requirements at the January 20th meeting.


February, 2021

· City sponsors virtual Climate Action Plan meeting focusing on Youth, date to be determined

· Solid Waste Plan Update goes to the City Council this month

· February 8,10 & 11, Nebraska Regional Food Systems Initiative Food Summit

· February 12, Coalition for Environmental Improvement Meeting, Noon

· February 19, LES Board Meeting

· February 24, First Plymouth Climate Action Team Session 1 Cathedral on Fire

§ Topic: Overview of climate change and faith

§ Speaker: Brooks Berndt, author of Cathedral on Fire

· First three Mondays at 3 p.m. and last Monday of the Month at 5:30 pm City Council meetings

· Every Tuesday at 9 a.m. Lancaster County Board of Commissioners meeting. Anticipate County Commissioners consideration of revised wind turbine zoning requirements a a meeting this month.

· Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Planning Commission Board meeting

· February 5th the Mayor will record a panel discussion with Sandra Washington and others discussing the impact of Climate Change on vulnerable populations in Lincoln. This recorded event will be shared with the public as well as on social media.

· February 11, at 7 pm Wachiska Audubon will host a panel discussion on the City’s Climate Action Plan. Panel participants will be Miki Esposito, Senior Policy Advisor to the Mayor, Tim Rinne, Holly Hamlet CEO, about the Local Food Action Area, Bruce Johnson, retired ag economist, NRD Director and CCL member on agriculture in the county and Lincoln's flooding risk; Gene Hanlon, retired City Recycling Coordinator will discuss the Reduce Waste Action Area. You can sign up for each upcoming meeting by going to the Wachiska Audubon website https://www.wachiskaaudubon.org/

· February 18th the Mayor will film a discussion on Climate Change with elementary students from Saratoga Elementary School termed the Climate Café Roundtable. This recorded discussion will be shared with the Public as well as on social media.


March, 2021

· City sponsors another virtual Climate Action Plan with focus on businesses, date to be determined

· March 3, First Plymouth Climate Action Team Session 2 on “Cathedral on Fire” Book

§ Topic: Climate change and social justice

§ Speaker: Rev. Tremaine Combs, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Lincoln

· March 5, City Council Candidate Deadline

· 2040 Solid Waste Management Plan Update Recommendations presented to City Council to be determined

· City Council and County Commissioners consideration of Final Climate Action Plan to be determined

· March 10, First Plymouth Climate Action Team Session 3 on “Cathedral on Fire” Book

§Topic: Climate change and energy

§Speaker: Mayor Josh Moenning, Norfolk

· March 12, Coalition for Environmental Improvement Meeting, Noon

· March 17, First Plymouth Climate Action Team Session 4 on “ Cathedral on Fire” Book

§ Topic: Faith communities’ support for the Lincoln Climate Action Plan

§ Speakers: Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird, and Miki Esposito, Senior Adviser, Resilient Lincoln Initiative

· March 19, LES Board Meeting

· First three Mondays at 3 p.m. and last Monday of the Month at 5:30 pm City Council meetings

· Every Tuesday at 9 a.m. Lancaster County Board of Commissioners meeting.

· Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Planning Commission Board meeting


April, 2021

· Lincoln Earth Day Committee will hold virtual events throughout the month. Events and Dates to be determined. https://lincolnearthday.org/

· April 6, - City Council at Large Primary Election (possible recall election for Mayor and 4 City Council members

· April 7- April 30, City Council Candidate Environmental Candidate Forum

· April 9, Coalition for Environmental Improvement Meeting, Noon

· April 16, LES Board Meeting

· April 22 – Earth Day

· First three Mondays at 3 p.m. and last Monday of the Month at 5:30 pm City Council meetings

· Every Tuesday at 9 a.m. Lancaster County Board of Commissioners meeting.

· Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Planning Commission Board meeting


May, 2021

· May 4, City Council at-Large General Election

· May 14, Coalition for Environmental Improvement Meeting, Noon

· May 21, LES Board Meeting

· First three Mondays at 3 p.m. and last Monday of the Month at 5:30 pm City Council meetings

· Every Tuesday at 9 a.m. Lancaster County Board of Commissioners meeting.

· Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Planning Commission Board meeting


June, 2021

· June 10, Last day of Nebraska Legislature

· June 11, Coalition for Environmental Improvement Meeting, Noon

· June 18, LES Board Meeting

· First three Mondays at 3 p.m. and last Monday of the Month at 5:30 pm City Council meetings

· Every Tuesday at 9 a.m. Lancaster County Board of Commissioners meeting.

· Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Planning Commission Board meeting


July, 2021

· July 9, Coalition for Environmental Improvement Meeting, Noon

· July 16, LES Board Meeting

· First three Mondays at 3 p.m. and last Monday of the Month at 5:30 pm City Council meetings

· Every Tuesday at 9 a.m. Lancaster County Board of Commissioners meeting.

Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Planning Commission Board meeting


August, 2021

· August 13, Coalition for Environmental Improvement Meeting, Noon

· August 20, LES Board Meeting

· First three Mondays at 3 p.m. and last Monday of the Month at 5:30 pm City Council meetings

· Every Tuesday at 9 a.m. Lancaster County Board of Commissioners meeting.

Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Planning Commission Board meeting


September , 2021

· Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan update goes to City-County Planning Commission, City Council and County Board in the fall of 2021

· September 10, Coalition for Environmental Improvement Meeting, Noon

· September 17, LES Board Meeting

· First three Mondays at 3 p.m. and last Monday of the Month at 5:30 pm City Council meetings

· Every Tuesday at 9 a.m. Lancaster County Board of Commissioners meeting.

Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Planning Commission Board meeting


October, 2021

· October 8, Coalition for Environmental Improvement Meeting, Noon

· October 15, LES Board Meeting

· First three Mondays at 3 p.m. and last Monday of the Month at 5:30 pm City Council meetings

· Every Tuesday at 9 a.m. Lancaster County Board of Commissioners meeting.

Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Planning Commission Board meeting


November, 2021

· November 12, Coalition for Environmental Improvement Meeting, Noon

· November 19, LES Board Meeting

· First three Mondays at 3 p.m. and last Monday of the Month at 5:30 pm City Council meetings

· Every Tuesday at 9 a.m. Lancaster County Board of Commissioners meeting.

Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Planning Commission Board meeting


December, 2021

· December 10, Coalition for Environmental Improvement Meeting, Noon Coalition for Environmental Improvement Meeting, Noon

· December 17, LES Board Meeting

· First three Mondays at 3 p.m. and last Monday of the Month at 5:30 pm City Council meetings

· Every Tuesday at 9 a.m. Lancaster County Board of Commissioners meeting.

Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Planning Commission Board meeting


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