Going Green

From presentations and demonstrations to activities and edutainment, come find out how you can make great choices today that benefit our natural resources now, and for your grandchildren. Get hands-on with make-and-take activities, a wetlands walk, and a special presentation by Hawk, a rescued raptor - a fun and invigorating experience! Performances on the Sustainability Stage from Steve Trash to Just the Two of Us.


People's Choice

Stop by the Recycle Garden Contest to view repurposed items transitioned into beautiful works of art. Then vote for your favorite exhibit through Wednesday, Aug. 28!


Butterfly Encounters

Prepare to be fascinated by these winged creatures and take home your very own butterfly kit! Watch the entire hatching process from beginning to end and marvel the butterfly evolution.


Crazy impact facts in 11 days

  • $100,100 of fuel purchased (Fair and Carnival)
  • Dispensed 3,216 rolls of toilet paper
  • 23,775 gallons of Pepsi products consumed
  • $10,000 in tires purchased locally by Wade Shows Carnival
  • 9,250 critters
  • 28 states purchased concert tickets
  • 12,500 parked cars daily
  • 720 Cora Red Vinca planted
  • 10,300 pounds of beef sold at the Beef Pit
  • $11.96 million estimated economic impact to region

ongoing activities, displays and more

  • Auto Recycling ID Car
  • Conservation Efforts of Crane Trust
  • Crushed Can Cube
  • Hydroponic System
  • Izaak Walton Bird Feeders
  • Nebraska Conservation
  • Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award Winner
  • Plastic Bottle Bird Feeders
  • Project GROW
  • Recycle Garden
  • Solar Charging Station
  • Solar Powered Electronics Charger
  • Suncatcher Painting
  • Tower Gardens, Northwest FFA
  • Vehicle Parts Recyling
  • Wood Recycling and Composting

Projects by central community college

  • Aquaponics
  • Earth Wall
  • Hay Bale Wall
  • Homemade Solutions
  • Hydroponic System
  • Mini Window Greenhouse
  • Mini Wind Turbine
  • Mushroom Kayak Project
  • Mycelium Project
  • Sustainaspace
  • Upcycled into Treasures
  • Veggie Reuse
  • Vermicomposting
  • Zero Waste

Nebraska State Fair Waste Diversion

  2012 Fair 2013 Fair 2014 Fair 2015 Fair 2016 Fair 2017 Fair
Plastic (tons) 1.31 2.75 2.17 3.03 1.56 1.48
Cardboard (tons) 0.25 3.46 3.62 7.87 2.53 2.16
Co Mingled Plastic/Cardboard/Alum         4.91 8.06
TOTAL Co-Mingled + Plastic & Cardboard (tons)   6.21 5.79 10.90 9 11.70
Animal Waste/Bedding (tons) 545 641 1164 671 1033 633.86
Food Waste Compost (pounds)         0.65 1.10
Used Fryer Oil (gallons) 850 950 930 900 900 1200
Aluminum Cans (pounds) 0 0 1639 1428 1088 402
  2012 Fair 2018 Fair 2017-2018 Difference 2012-2018 Totals
Plastic (tons) 1.31 2.17 0.69 14.47 tons    
Cardboard (tons) 0.25 3.89 1.73 23.78 tons
Co Mingled Plastic/Cardboard/Alum   13.985.92   26.95 tons
TOTAL Co-Mingled + Plastic & Cardboard (tons)   20.04 8.34 63.64 tons
Animal Waste/Bedding (tons) 545 823.60 189.74 5511.46 tons
Food Waste Compost (pounds)   2.15 1.05 3.90 tons
Used Fryer Oil (gallons) 850 1150 (50) 6880 gallons
Aluminum Cans (pounds) 0 co-mingled co-mingled 4557 lbs

*2014  livestock bedding was a full change over, this will happen every 2 or 3 years            
**2016 FWC:  450# concessions, 850# Hobbies (post fair agprod and hort)

 


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