Welcome to LES’ 10th Annual (first digital) Sustainable Living Festival!

One week of free, family-friendly, ONLINE learning sessions.
Each day from July 20-24, celebrate sustainability in our community with LES through new engaging and valuable info generated by local experts! Tune-in for live-streaming events, breakout into mini sessions and find downloadable activities for kids on topics including electric vehicles, renewable energy, environmental conservation, energy efficiency, recycling and more. Gather some new ideas, learn about what is being done in our community and together we can inspire a brighter energy future!

Sustainable Living Festival Live Events

LES EV Study Results

Scott Benson, LES | Eric Wood, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

JULY 20 | NOON–1 P.M. CST

Coffee with Kevin & Joy

Kevin Wailes, CEO of LES | Joy Ditto, President and CEO of the American Public Power Association

JULY 22 | 9-10 A.M. CST

Power (or lack thereof) in a zombie apocalypse

Scott Benson, LES | Marc Shkolnick, LES

JULY 22 | NOON–1 P.M. CST

Home energy-efficiency with EdITH

Jay Stoa, LES | Jennifer Bangert, LES

JULY 23 | NOON–1 P.M. CST

What to consider when buying a plug-in vehicle

Rob Schurhoff, Electric Power Research Institute | Marc Shkolnick, LES | Jennifer Bangert, LES (moderator)

JULY 24 | NOON–1 P.M. CST

Join a mini session — or a few

 

Dive a little deeper into sustainable topics presented by engaging local experts! Register for our live mini sessions and check back to view videos as they are released.

Pioneers Park Nature Center

Pioneers Park Nature Center

Walk the trails with Jamie Kelley through the prairie and experience nature during this mini session.

JULY 20 | 1 P.M. CST

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What you need to know about solar

What you need to know about solar

Live with John Hay of UNL as he speaks about customer-owned solar generation and programs available to customers who want to “go solar.”

JULY 21 | 9 a.m. CST

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Offset "takeout" waste during the pandemic

Offset "takeout" waste during the pandemic

LIVE with Alec McChesney of Lincoln Emergency Takeout Group of Facebook as he discusses how takeout food supports local businesses, but it also creates added waste. Discover how you can help reduce the impact food and packaging have on our environment.

JULY 21 | 3 P.M. CST

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Right Tree, Right Place

Right Tree, Right Place

Justin Evertson provides guidance for planting trees so you’ll realize the benefits they provide when planted, while reducing conflicts with overhead powerlines that provide you with power.

JULY 22 | 10 A.M. CST

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Sustainability storytime with Lincoln City Libraries

Sustainability storytime with Lincoln City Libraries

Listen to a special story time focused on sustainability with the Lincoln City Libraries.

JULY 22 | 11 A.M. CST

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Recycling and electric buses in LNK

Recycling and electric buses in LNK

LIVE with Liz Elliott, director of Lincoln Transportation and Utilities, as she presents Lincoln’s recycling and transportation initiatives.

JULY 23 | 10 A.M. CST

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Bike LNK

Bike LNK

Jamie Granquist of BikeLNK talks about Lincoln’s bike share program and what’s coming next.

JULY 23 | 3 P.M. CST

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Lincoln Children’s Zoo

Lincoln Children’s Zoo

Zoo staff will discuss how the zoo is going green and its partnership with LES on Zoo Lights Powered by LES and tree branches to feed giraffes!

JULY 24 | 9 A.M. CST

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