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OrganizationMission StatementWebsite or Resource for more informationContact PersonEmailBRIEF History or Background of the Group
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Bellevue Bike ClubThe purpose of the club is to sponsor recreational cycling activities, encourage bicycling as a transportation alternative and to promote bicyclists' rights and safe bicycling practices.http://www.bellbikeclub.org/Rick Sandersricksanders@richmontvillage.comThe Bellevue Bicycle Club was founded in 2003.
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Bike LincolnTo provide information and a unified voice for bicycle advocacy in an effort to make cycling in Lincoln more friendly, safe, easy, accepted, and “so that more people bike and bike more often.http://bicyclincoln.org/Damon Hersheydamon@cycleworksusa.com
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Community Bike ProjectTo Strengthen Omaha Neighborhoods by Promoting the Bicycle as Viable, Reliable, and Fun Transportation.http://www.communitybikeproject.orgCharles Mitchellcharles@communitybikeproject.orgSince its inception in 2007, the Community Bicycle Shop Omaha has been primarily focused on basic shop operations and our Open Shop program, bicycle repair & maintenance classes, bicycle safety classes, a monthly Ladies Night, bike rodeos, and a whole lot more.
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Creighton SustainabilityThe goal of our organization is to bring effective sustainability strategies to Creighton University, integrating this important movement into what we teach, how we live and work at the University and extending this to our daily lives.http://www.creighton.edu/about/sustainability/Mary Dudamjduda@creighton.eduStarted in 2008
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Eastern Nebraska Trails NetworkOur goal has been to help government representative to see opportunities for trail development, bridge connections, and to further the metropolitan area's effectiveness in inter-modal transportation facilities. Bob Mancusobmancuso7@gmail.comStarted in 1992. Contributed funds to Lied Platte River Bridge, Field club trail, Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge. Have contributed tools to Community Bike Shop in Omaha and helped sponsor effective cycling instructors as well as purchasing bike racks for the metropolitan area.
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Great Plains Trail NetworkThe Great Plains Trails Network is a group of citizens who advocate and support a network of trails in and around Lancaster County, Nebraska, for jogging, biking, walking and horseback riding. http://www.gptn.org/aboutKim Carvethwww.gptn.org
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Green Omaha CoalitionPromote a greener Omaha through collaboration, education and advocacy.http://www.greenomahacoalition.org/Melanie StewartMstewart@Greenomahacoalition.Org
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Live Well OmahaLive Well Omaha is the long-term collaborative effort to improve the overall health of area residents and position Omaha as a thriving community now and well into the future.http://livewellomaha.org/Sarah Sjoliesarah@livewellomaha.org
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MCC-SustainabilityDaniel Lawsedjlawse@mccneb.edu
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Mode Shift OmahaModeShift Omaha's mission is to advocate for transportation options that enhance quality of life and opportunities for everyone to live, work, and play.www.modeshiftomaha.orgAngie Eikenberryinfo@modeshiftomaha.orgStarted in 2011 to help mobilize interest in the transportation master plan update process but quickly started to take on other transportation advocacy issues
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Nebrasksa Bicycling AllianceThe Nebraska Bicycling Alliance mission is to cultivate a safer, more bicycle friendly Nebraska through partnerships, education, and advocacy.
Their vision: A Nebraska where bicycling is a safe and enjoyable part of the Good Life.
Julie Harrisjulie@nebike.orgEsablished in 2014.
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Nebraska Trails CouncilTo advocate for trail education, acquisition and development through promotion and legislative action for the betterment of trails within the State of Nebraska.http://www.nebraskatrails.org/Tim Montgomerytimo_monty@hotmail.comFormed in 1984, the Nebraska Trails Council (NTC) provides a statewide organization to promote trail development and use. The Council provides a collective voice for the local trail advocacy organizations that have formed in almost every part of the state, as well as for individual trail supporters.
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Heartland B-Cyclehttps://omaha.bcycle.com/default.aspxBen Turnerbturner@livewellomaha.org
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Omaha BikesOmaha Bikes is a community organization that promotes and advocates for bicycling for the people of Omaha, Nebraska and the surrounding area.www.omahabikes.orgPell Duvallinfo@omahabikes.orgIn 2009, after a year as a simple blog about transportation cycling and news, Omaha Bikes transformed into an advocacy-focused group
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Omaha By DesignObD is an urban design and environmental nonprofit dedicated to improving the way Omaha looks, functions and feels. We facilitate partnerships among the public, private and philanthropic sectors to execute projects that improve the quality of the metro's built and natural environments.www.omahabydesign.orgJulie Reillyjreilly@omahabydesign.orgFounded in 2001 as Lively Omaha, an initiative of the Omaha Community Foundation.
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Omaha Pedalers Bicycle ClubPromote bicycling in the greater Omaha area.  Oldest Bicycle Club in the area.  Many rides throughout the year.http://opbc.clubexpress.com/Bob Mancusobmancuso7@gmail.comOldest bicycle club in the Omaha area.  Weekly bike rides, activities throughout the year, Bike Swap Meet, Move Night, many bike rides throughout the year.
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Pedal HappySarah Johnsonsarah@omahabicycleco.com
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ProRail NebraskaProRail Nebraska is "Dedicated to supporting and advocating for railroad service in the State of Nebraska." Our mission and goals are listed on our web site http://www.trainweb.org/prorailnebraska/mission.htmhttp://www.trainweb.org/prorailnebraska/mission.htmCylde Andersonclydelanderson@cox.netFounded in 1993, ProRail Nebraska is a not-for-profit organization founded to inform the citizens of Nebraska about the benefits of railroads and to promote balanced, efficient transportation - both freight and passenger - in Nebraska and the Nation. PRN is an independent state affiliate of the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP)
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Sierra Club - Missouri Valley Group (Omaha area)The national Sierra Club supports transportation policy and systems that:
1. minimize the impacts on and use of land, airspace and waterways, minimize the consumption of limited resources, including fuel, and reduce pollutant and noise emissions; 2. provide everyone, including pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users, with adequate access to jobs, shopping, services and recreation; 3. provide adequate and efficient goods movement and substitute local goods for those requiring long distance movement, where feasible; 4. encourage land uses that minimize travel requirements; 5. strengthen local communities, towns and urban centers, and promote equal opportunity; 6. eliminate transportation subsidies which handicap achievement of the above goals; and 7. ensure vigorous and effective public participation in transportation planning.
http://sierranebraska.org/issues/transportation-issues/ and http://sierranebraska.org/issues/trails-bikeways/Cylde Anderson, Albert Lierzclydelanderson@cox.net, albert-lierz@yahoo.comSince 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. We are the largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. Sierra Club has approximately 2,000 members in Nebraska with over 700 residing in the Omaha area.
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UNO Sustainability CommiteeThe UNO Sustainability Committee, charged by the Chancellor, shall serve to advise the Administration on sustainability-related matters by:
• Identifying sustainability opportunities and developing recommended priorities and action plans for implementation;
• Integrating sustainability with campus operations, education and outreach, wherever and whenever prudence dictates; and
• Engaging the campus in an ongoing dialogue about sustainability.
http://www.unomaha.edu/green/Sarah Burkeslburke@unomaha.edu
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WELLCOMWELLCOM partners with employers to deliver wellness programs that impact employee wellbeing and wellness, strengthen the culture and drive business results.http://www.elevatingwellness.org/Rebecca Vinton, President & CEOrvinton@elevatingwellness.org
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