Cross Training Center will host WasteCap Nebraska’s January 14 Green Team Roundtable at their headquarters, 5030 N. 72nd Street in Omaha. The meeting runs from 11:30am to 1:00 pm and includes a zero-waste lunch. To register, visit www.wastecapne.org/greenteams/. The registration deadline is January 12 at 4:00 pm. Cost is $10 or $8 for WasteCap Nebraska and Green Omaha Council members.
Cross Training Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower and equip disadvantaged and undereducated men and women through character development, vocational training and job experience. Program participants learn to recycle and refurbish electronics, automobiles and appliances. CTC sells quality refurbished computers at a low price, automobiles that have been inspected and detailed, low-priced appliances and other household goods for those in need.
In 2013 CTC purchased a new building at 5030 N. 72nd Street for their main operations, and one at 4256 Redman Ave. for auto mechanic training. Their goals are to add a commercial kitchen at the training center where they will provide training and job experience in catering and culinary art services. They also want to build a warehouse for their recycling services, add outdoor signage, a community computer Lab and vegetable gardens.
For more information about WasteCap Nebraska, visit www.wastecapne.org.