Welcome to GREENevada

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, and greenUP!

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.

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2020 Golden Pinecone Sustainability Awards

Honoring Organizations and Individuals for their Sustainability Efforts in Our Community

Theme: Celebrate Reno’s Sustainability & Climate Action Plan

We are seeking nominations for this year’s event!

GREENevada announces that we are taking nominations for the 2020 Golden Pinecone Sustainability Awards. We invite you to think about the local businesses, organizations, agencies, and individuals deserving of recognition for making our community more environmentally healthy, safe, and sustainable. GREENevada is partnering with the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce and greenUP! for a live or virtual event in the Fall. Awards categories reflect nine priorities identified by our community that provide the framework for the City of Reno’s Sustainability & Climate Action Plan.

Winners will be chosen in each of eleven (11) categories.  This is a person, business or organization that promotes, educates, manufactures products for, or engages in or contributes toward the categories listed below:

  • Green or Sustainable Operations
  • Clean Air / Clean Energy
  • Green Building / Energy Efficiency
  • Low-Carbon Neighborhoods / Mobility
  • Toward Zero Waste
  • Urban Forest Canopy
  • Food Security / Local Food Systems
  • Safeguard Water Resources / Ecosystem Preservation
  • Climate Resilience (formerly Sustainability Milestones)
  • Educational Program
  • Youth Leadership

To submit a nomination please click here.

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.

Click here for a listing of past recipients.