Environmental Conservation

Windmill alternative energy

EPA's WaterSense
EPA's Watersense website has water efficiency products, tips, rebates, and resources for all your water saving needs.

Indoor Water Saving Tips
Learn how you can save water around the house at this site.

Metro Rideshare
MetrO! Rideshare is a free, quick, and secure service that connects commuters throughout the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area who are interested in carpooling and other alternative forms of transportation. Simply create a new account and profile and Metro Rideshare will automatically search for commute matches according to your personal preferences.
Carpooling helps save money on fuel and vehicle wear and tear. Having someone share the ride can also be fun and relaxing. And by carpooling you are helping to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and to decrease pollution in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area.

Plan your trip. Find a bus stop. Buy bus tickets. Find out all you ever needed to know about Omaha's Metro Transit system.

Rain Gardens for Homeowners
Learn how to build a rain garden. Homeowners can reduce water runoff from their yards by using a functional and aesthetic design practice called a rain garden. A rain garden is a small area in a residential yard or neighborhood planted with flowers and ornamental grasses designed to temporarily hold and soak in rain water that comes from a house roof, driveway or other open area. A rain garden is not a pond or wetland. It is dry most of the time and holds water after a rain. Water collected in the rain garden slowly infiltrates into the soil to support plant growth. In a properly sited and designed rain garden standing water disappears in less than 48 hours.

ReTree Nebraska
A 10-year initiative to raise public awareness across Nebraska to foster the proper planting and maintenance of 1 million trees by 2017.

Seed Library at the Benson Branch of the Omaha Public Library
Local gardeners, farmers and library patrons can share open-pollinated seeds, as well as develop awareness and gain information about gardening and seed saving.

Water-Wise Lawn & Garden Care
Tired of bagging your lawn clippings. Grow healthier lawns, save water, and use fewer fertilizers. Learn bag no more lawn care and several other water saving techniques.

Water-Wise Tips from MUD
Water saving tips from our local water utility, MUD.