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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
  • Educator
  • 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 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.