The Art of Sustainability
2019 Golden Pinecone Sustainability Awards
Honoring Organizations and Individuals for their Sustainability Efforts in Our Community
GREENevada announces that we are hosting the 2019 Golden Pinecone Sustainability Awards on February 20, 2019 at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Reno to honor outstanding organizations and individuals for their achievements in improving and sustaining the environment.
The Golden Pinecone Sustainability Awards is a legacy event initiated by Environmental Leaders in 1991. The theme for this year’s event is “The Art of Sustainability.”
GREENevada is giving recognition in ten (10) categories:
- Educational Program: Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation Student Stewards Program
- Educator: Kristina Britt – Bordewich-Bray Elementary School
- Individual/Volunteer: Christi Cakiroglu, KTMB
- Medium to Large Business: Intuit
- Nonprofit: Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful
- Nonprofit: The Greenhouse Project
- Government Agency: Diamond Peak Ski Resort
- Small Business: The Great Basin Community Food Co-Op (GBCFC)
- Sustainability Milestone: City of Reno for the 2017 Sustainability Report
- Youth Leadership: Alex Marsh, Reed High School
The ticket price for the event is $60 per person or $500 for a table for 8. The event begins with a cocktail hour at 5:30pm where attendees can play bocce and enjoy the other attractions at the Bundox Bocce room at the Renaissance hotel. The dinner will begin at 6:30pm and the awards ceremony at 7pm. The event concludes at 8:30pm.
Please purchase your tickets online via PayPal (below). Ticket sales end at noon on February 18 and tickets will not be sold at the door on the day of the event. Thank you for supporting sustainability in your region.
GREENevada thanks its sponsors and supporters for this important environmental community recognition event. Support is provided by the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), NV Energy, Renown Health, Reno Printing, greenUP! and Mel Wade. Organizations interested in sponsoring the event may call (949) 306-3465.
The Golden Pinecone Ball was started by Tod Bedrosian, Bob Fulkerson, Glenn Miller and Bob Loux to bring the environmental community together as friends and initially to get the community excited about stopping the dump of nuclear waste. The pinecone awards were handmade out of plywood, an ironic twist on formal award ceremonies to honor environmental achievements of the past year.
Last year’s event was enjoyed by Environmental Groups from all over Reno whose mission is to make our region cleaner, healthier and more desirable to live in.
Fiscal Sponsor for GREENevada and the Golden Pinecone Awards:
Who We Are
GREENevada stands for Growing Resources for Environmental Education in Nevada. Our mission is to foster sustainability through environmental education and leadership.
GREENevada organizations and agencies include: Alliance for Climate Education, Carson Water Subconservancy District, Envirolution, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Great Basin Outdoor School, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, Nevada Bugs and Butterflies, Nevada Department of Environmental Protection and Project WET, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Nevada Green Institute, Nevada Recycles, One Truckee River, Reno Bike Project, River Wranglers, Science Alive, Sierra Nevada Journeys, Sustainable Nevada, Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation, Urban Roots Garden Classrooms, U.S. Green Building Council – Nevada Chapter, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washoe County School District.
What We Do
Plant seeds. Grow roots. Branch out.
As environmental leaders, we share ideas and opportunities to foster collaboration that will positively impact our communities.
-Join us for our next meeting at 3:30 pm Tuesday, August 21st – 250 Bell St.