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Aug 14, 2019 Updated Feb 15, 2022 (0)

CONTEST WINNER — Pictured (l-r): Gov. Pete Ricketts, Jewel Meusch and Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy Director Jim Macy.

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LINCOLN — The artwork of 13 Nebraska students will be featured in the 2020 “Nebraska: Don't Waste It!” environmental calendar. 

The statewide contest is sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) and focuses on the importance of waste reduction, recycling and litter cleanup.

The students whose submissions were selected for the 2020 calendar were invited to a ceremony at the State Capitol on Wednesday, Aug. 7, where they were honored by Gov. Pete Ricketts and NDEE Director Jim Macy. Each month the calendar features one of the 12 winning environmental posters. A 13th winner's artwork provides the cover for the calendar.

The entry featured on the cover was submitted by Trey Lamkins, a 10th grade student from Weeping Water Public School.

The other 12 winners who are featured in the calendar include Jewel Meusch of Stuart, a sixth grade student at St. Joseph Catholic School in Atkinson.

“We were impressed with the quality and messages of the posters that were submitted to us this year,” Macy said.  “It shows our students are taking an important interest in protecting Nebraska's environment.”

Copies of the calendar are available by contacting NDEQ at P.O. Box 98922, Lincoln, NE 68509-8922, or by sending an e-mail request to


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