Nebraska Recycling Council

2017 Annual Awards Luncheon & Workshops


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2017 Award Application

Get recognized for your accomplishments by applying for a NRC Annual Award.  Application deadline is July 21st.


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Collaboration is the Key

When:Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 8am – 1pm
Where:The Country Club of Lincoln | 3200 S. 24th Street

Keynote Speaker

Ellen Martin – Vice President for Impact and Strategic Initiatives

As Vice President for Impact and Strategic Initiatives, Ellen tracks progress and impact of the Closed Loop portfolio and generates actionable insights for investors, municipalities, and industry. In 2017, she will lead an industry-wide study on the capital landscape for circular infrastructure in the US.

Prior to joining Closed Loop Partners, she was a strategy consultant and partnerships director with FSG, the social impact consulting firm co-founded by Harvard economist Michael Porter. Her clients included major corporations, foundations, governments, and nonprofits. During this time, she led the research team behind Fortune’s inaugural “Change the World” list, featuring $1Bn+ companies addressing global challenges through profitable business models.

Concurrent Workshops

Teaming Up to Change Your Community’s Solid Waste Management System

How do communities navigate the process of changing their solid waste management plan with a diverse group of stakeholders? Hear from a panel of community leaders who have been through the process. Learn about accomplishments and lessons learned.



Gene Hanlon
Recycling Coordinator
City of Lincoln
Mayor Roger Behrns
City of Louisville
Epiphany Ramos
Wastewater Operations Manager
City of Bellevue
Sandy Brown
Chair of Wayne Green Team
City of Wayne


Building Business Partnerships to Maximize Savings in Solid Waste Management and Recycling

Where are the opportunities for businesses to improve recycling outcomes by pooling their resources? A panel of experts will share their experiences from a variety of partnership models, from business to business, recycler to business, government, nonprofits and investors.


Carrie Marshall
Building Manager
Arbor Day Foundation
Dale Gubbels
Firstar Fiber
Kate Pitschka
Senior Process Engineer
Ellen Martin
Vice President
Impact and Strategic Initiatives
Dave Haldeman



Individual Tickets

Lunch for NRC Members $35
Lunch for Non-Members $40
Workshops $25


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