July 22, 2014
by Celeste Tinajero
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Get involved with GREENevada!

August and September are busy months for many GREENevada member organizations. On August 2, teachers can join Great Basin Outdoor School and NV Project Wet to learn hands-on, interdisciplinary lessons that get your students excited about water science, project-based learning and civic engagement!  Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) curricula are internationally-recognized, meet NV State Standards, and qualify you for one 1/2 unit professional development credit.

August 4-7, the Alliance for Climate Education and GreenPower will team up to hold Teacher Workshop:  Climate and Energy in the Next Generation Classroom. GreenPower is also partnering with Urban Roots to hold teacher workshops worth .5 in-service credits from the Department of Education. Teachers receive cross curricular ideas for school gardens and leave with standards-based lesson plans.

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April 23, 2014
by Celeste Tinajero
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New organizations join GREENevada

Happy Earth Day!

GREENevada has a special announcement for this year’s Earth Day: we’re growing! We would like to welcome five new member organizations, US Green Building Council-Nevada, US Fish & Wildlife Service (Northern Nevada Office), Great Basin Outdoor School, River Wranglers, and Carson Water Subconservancy District!

Since its inception as a collaborative partnership in 2010, GREENevada has hosted two years of High School Sustainability Plan Competitions, including $45,000 in prizes to support implementation of the student’s projects. We have hosted leadership retreats for students and teachers, sharing our expertise in all areas of sustainability while assisting with project planning and implementation. These included team building exercises and collaboration between schools. We have engaged students in community projects and community members in school programs.

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April 22, 2014
by Celeste Tinajero
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KTMB celebrates Earth Day at Lenz Elementary

WhereDoesTrashGoHappy Earth Day! Today, I visited Lenz Elementary for their “Waste Free Lunch Challenge.” Lenz Elementary parents formed a green team to increase students’ awareness of waste reduction, recycling and stewardship of the Earth. Students were encouraged to pack a “waste free” lunch, with nothing going into the landfill. If students packed a “waste-free” lunch they were given a raffle ticket for a reusable water bottle. KTMB contributed to the event by showing our Waste Warriors video during each lunch hour. The video introduced students to these fascinating facts. Continue Reading →

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March 26, 2014
by Celeste Tinajero
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GREENevada organizations receive USGBC awards

USGBC-NV_Green-Gala_20131205_038-MThe United States Green Building Council – Nevada Chapter recognized several GREENevada organizations with LEEDership Awards in 2013. The awards program encourages and recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations for their contributions within Nevada. It also serves to increase public awareness of the outstanding services provided by USGBC members, and to emphasize our members’ roles in shaping the community through green building and sustainability excellence. The award categories include the following. Continue Reading →

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February 27, 2014
by Celeste Tinajero
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Black Rock Solar field trip to study solar, culture

What do you get when you combine shining sun, wide open Nevada lands and enthusiastic 12-year-olds? Only the best classroom ever!

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About 50 students from Hunter Lake Elementary School made the 40-minute trip from Reno to the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum on the shores of Pyramid Lake last week to learn about renewable energy and Native American history. With hands-on solar projects outside and a learning scavenger hunt for information inside the museum, one happy student exclaimed, “I wish every day at school could be like this!” Continue Reading →

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