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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.

Pricing Options
Dinner Options (1st person)
Dinner Option (2nd person)
Dinner Options (multiple)

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 environmentalGN_Staff education and leadership.

GREENevada organizations and agencies include: Alliance for Climate Education, Carson Water Subconservancy District, Envirolution, Friends of Nevada WildernessGreat Basin Outdoor SchoolKeep Truckee Meadows BeautifulNevada Bugs and Butterflies, Nevada Department of Environmental Protection and Project WETNevada Department of Wildlife, Nevada Green InstituteNevada Recycles, One Truckee RiverReno Bike Project, River Wranglers, Science AliveSierra Nevada Journeys, Sustainable Nevada, Truckee Meadows Parks FoundationUrban Roots Garden ClassroomsU.S. Green Building Council – Nevada ChapterU.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceWashoe 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.

 Next Meeting:

-Join us for our next meeting at 3:30 pm Tuesday, August 21st – 250 Bell St.