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.”
We are seeking nominations for this year’s event!
Winners will be chosen in each of the following eight (8) categories:
- Individual (Volunteer, Agency Representative or Public Figure)
- Nonprofit Organization or Federal/State Agency
- Small Business
- Medium to Large Business
- Youth Leadership
- Educational Programming
- Sustainability Milestone(s)
To submit a nomination please visit https://goo.gl/7CCVBr
Past winners are not eligible to receive an award in the same category awarded previously for the past 5 years but can be nominated for new categories not already awarded in. Updated resubmissions are encouraged for previous nominations. The same individual or organization may be nominated for more than one category. The submission deadline is Friday, November 30 at 12:00 PM (noon).
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.