Past Events

August 17, 2019, What the Cluck! (environmental impact of industrial chicken farms on Lancaster County, Raymond, NE

Click here for a video of the presentations.

May 23, 2019, Nebraska Snakes with Dan Fogell

April 16, 2019: Green the Stream presentation by Dr. Michael O'Hara

Feb. 28, 2019: "Developing Wind and Solar in Nebraska and Surrounding States" with Adam Herink of Bluestem Energy Solutions.

Presentation and Q&A with Tim Burke, President and CEO of Omaha Public Power District, Nov. 29, 2018

Screening of the documentary "What Lies Upstream" with panelists Graham Christensen, John Crabtree and Julie Hindmarsh, introduced by George Cunningham.

Harvest Moon Banquet, Nov. 9, 2018 at Field Club of Omaha

Thanks to all of you who attended our 2018 Harvest Moon Banquet. It was a great success. Click on the photo below to see a photo album from the banquet.

Nebraska Sierra Club Harvest Moon Banquet, 2018


Oct. 25, 2018: Presentation by First Star Fiber on recycling First United Methodist Church-Omaha

Click below to see our short video from Earth Day Omaha, 2018

Click the video above to view the video from this year's Harvest Moon Banquet. Photos by Debra S. Kaplan and Doug Laursen. Edited by Michael Mierendorf

Click on this link to see the still photo album from the Harvest Moon Banquet.

World-Renowned climate scientist, Dr. Michael Mann gave a presentation, sponsored by the Nebraska Sierra Club, Nebraskans for Peace and UNO on May 6, 2017.

You can view Dr. Mann's presentatation by clicking here. To view the testimony of the three climate scientists and other testifiers at the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder's meeting click here.

Read an article from the Omaha World-Herald entitled "At UNO, scientist Michael Mann calls for fast action on climate change."

Check out our video from Earth Day Omaha. (Keystone XL Pipeline Fighters).

National Drive Electric Week: Omaha Event, Sept. 9, Creighton University, Skutt Student Center and California Mall. Over 20 electric vehicles on display. Exhibitors. Presentations. Click here for more information. Click here for photos of the event.

National Drive Electric Week: Lincoln Event, Sept. 16,  Hy-Vee parking lot, 27th St., Thirty-two electric vehicles were on display. Click here for more information. Click here for photos of the event.

Aug. 30 - Vincent Bluffs hike.

This unique 41-acre urban prairie in the Loess Hills is located in the heart of Council Bluffs, and the prominent, west-facing bluff-top is clearly visible from both Interstate 80 and Interstate 29. Glenn Pollock was a leader in the prairie’s restoration, and was instrumental in helping the prairie achieve State Preserve status in 2009. Glenn led the hike through the prairie.

July 26, 2018, Screening of the Sierra Club documentary "Reinventing Power." (click here to see the trailer).


May 24, 2018, Bringing Beneficial Insects to Your Garden, presented by Jennifer Hopwood, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist for the Midwest region with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

April 26, 2018, Nebraska One Health, One Health brings together people with diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives to improve the health of humans, animals (wild and domestic), plants and our shared environments, presented byDr. Liz VanWormer, One Health Coordinator.

March 22, 2018, Green the Stream: Solid Waste Issues in Omaha, a presentation of the Nebraska Sierra Club position, presented by Dr. Michael O-Hara

January 25, 2018, Nebraska Legislative Update, presented by James Cavanagh and Michael O'Hara, Click here for more information.

Oct. 26, 2017, Climate Change and National Security, presented by Dr. Elizabeth Chalecki,  Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.


“Recent Developments in Sustainable & Responsible Investing” with Tyler Mainquist, CFP, CAP, CLTC, Thurs. September 28, 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass St. Omaha NE

Mr. Mainquist discussed socially responsible investing (SRI) and explained how SRIs have been used to address environmental concerns including climate change, as well as other social impacts such as social justice and human rights.


The Sept. 9, 2017 Drive Electric Event was a huge success. Thanks to all the people who attended, brought their electric vehicles and staffed information tables.


On July 27, 2017 the Missouri Valley Group Sierra Club went on an outing to the Glacier Creek Preserve. Glenn Pollock helped to identify many of the plants on the perserve.

The future of Solid Waste in Omaha Presentation was on  April 27 at First United Methodist Church, at 7:00 p.m. 

Michael J. O'Hara, JD, PhD highlighted the major findings of the solid waste study commissioned by the Nebraska Sierra Club and compared our findings with the findings of the study commissioned by the City of Omaha. Solid waste study provided to the City of Omaha by SCS Engineering. You can download the reports here.

Protecting the Cougar, Thursday, March 23 at 7pm

Penny Maldonado from the Cougar Fund based in Jackson Wyoming, spoke about cougars.

"The Cougar Fund (co-founded by internationally renowned Nebraska wildlife photographer, Tom Mangelsen) protects the cougar -- also known as a mountain lion, puma, and panther -- and other carnivores throughout the Americas by educating children and adults on their value, and by monitoring state policies and advocating for management based on sound science, to assure a lasting place for these creatures." Senator Ernie Chambers, champion of conservation of mountain lions in Nebraska.

Design with Nature: The Look, Feel and Function of Landscape Sustainability,


Thursday Feb. 23

Steven Rodie, Director of UNO’s Center for Urban Sustainability, discussed sustainable landscaping principles that can be applied on a practical level.

Click here for the PowerPoint presentation. Here are two other resources that were recommended by Dr. Rodie. Nebraska Statewide Arboretum publications and links to interactive design guide, video and interactive rain garden animation.

Jim Cavanaugh spoke on environmental issues in the 2017 Unicameral (with David Corbin assisting on presentation)

Misssouri Valley Group Sierra Club Chairman George Cunningham spoke at the Earth2Trump Event on Jan. 13, 2017

at the First Unitarian Church in Omaha

Sponsored by The Center for Biological Diversity

The Nebraska Sierra Club was one of the Nonprofit Sponsors for the Nebraska Conservation Summit

Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Creighton’s Harper Hall.

(pictured are Jim Cavanaugh, Nebraska Sierra Club Council, Keynote speaker, Dennis McGinn, Asst. Sec. of the Navy-Energy, Instalations and Environment and David Corbin, Vice-Chair Nebraska Sierra Club)

10-mile Loop Bike Ride on Black Friday in Omaha
Led by Clyde Anderson

REI, invited the Sierra Club to join the movement to motivate people to get outdoors this Black Friday instead of participating in the shopping-maEventsll mayhem that has become the norm for the day after Thanksgiving. Last year on Black Friday, REI closed it's 143 retail stores on what is typically the biggest shopping day of the year, and gave all its employees the day off to go outside. The company launched a social media campaign in conjunction with this movement: #OptOutside
On Black Friday, the Missouri Valley Group sponsored an easy 10-mile bike ride starting at Aksarben Village that utilized three paved trails – Field Club, South Omaha, and Keystone. We celebrated the completion of the South Omaha Trail which now connects the south end of the Field Club Trail with the Keystone Trail at Karen Park.

The Harvest Moon Banquet was held on Oct. 21, 2016

Emcee: James Cavanaugh

Additional remarks: Kateri Hinman Petto

Music by Rivertown Stirng Band & David Corbin

David Dow led a tour of the Creighton prep bio-retention project in October 2016.  This was a demonstration project of a system designed to prevent water runoff and retain the first half inch of runoff from the contributing area featuring a rain garden. 

State of Recycling in Nebraska

Thurs. Sept. 22, 2016, 7 p.m.

First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass Street, Omaha

Carrie Hakenkamp, executive director of WasteCap Nebraska, gave an overview of how well our communities in Nebraska are recycling.  She discussed the debate questioning the economic and environmental benefits of recycling.  She also discussed principles of “zero waste,” and how WasteCap is working to help communities achieve this goal; and she informed us of WasteCap’s priorities for the coming years. 

On Sept. 9, 2016 the MVGSC sponsored a tour of the Landfill and the Landfill Gas Facility


Tour of the NEW Big Garden Campus with Nathan Morgan 

WHEN: Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Big Garden (5602 Read St.)

Thurs. June 23, 2016:  Picnic and Evening Prairie Walk at Zorinsky

Glenn Pollock led an evening prairie walk.