May 9, 2017

Retaining water on the land is one of the most important things we can do to improve the health of the Earth.  Good quality soil and native and other environmentally friendly plants are essential to pull water into underground water supplies, filtering it along the way. 

Here is the low down:

We are losing topsoil at unprecedented rates, faster than soil can be replenished.

Streams, rivers, and lakes are at increased risk of flooding, and they're very dirty.

Land dries out more quickly due to less moisture held in the soil.

Contamination from fertilizers and pesticides is intensified.

Fish and other water life is at increased risk of sickness and death.

Underground water supplies don't feed streams.  Some have dried up completely.

"As a result of erosion over the past 40 years, 30 percent of the world's arable land has become unproductive."  FEW Resources

Where will we grow food if our soil quality is poor?

Where will we get clean water if we aren't replenishing our supplies?

We can rethink our landscapes to include water retention methods.  Green roofs, swales, rain gardens (a.k.a. bioretention gardens), natural landscapes, and rain barrels are some options.  UNL Water and Omaha Stormwater are great resources to learn more about how to keep precious drops where we need them most. 

April 8, 2017

Here it is!  The moment we've all been waiting for!  We've been working hard to pull together the green resources in Omaha to make sustainability easier as you live, work, and play in the metro.  Whatever your passion or profession, you'll find something here to fit your lifestyle and you'll find deeper shades of green.

Come check it out.  Find out where to recycle, how to go green while you shop, who can help you make your home more energy efficient, how to build a rain garden, and so much more!  Become a part of a community of people who care.  Join our Facebook and forum communities.


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