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.

 Next Meeting:

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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

Golden Pinecone Sustainability Award 2020 Winners Announced!

GREENevada announces the winners of the Golden Pinecone Sustainability Awards 2020. GREENevada is partnering with the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce and greenUP! for a virtual event on December 3rd. Awards categories reflect nine priorities identified by our community that provide the framework for the City of Reno’s Sustainability & Climate Action Plan. This year’s winners are:

  • Green Business Operations – Davidson’s Organics
  • Clean Energy – Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC)
  • Green Building – Great Basin Hall Project / University of Nevada Reno
  • Low-Carbon Neighborhoods & Mobility – Daniel Inouye, Branch Chief, Washoe County Health District, Air Quality Management Division
  • Toward Zero Waste – Full Circle Compost / Cody Witt
  • Urban Forest Canopy – ReLEAF Reno
  • Food Security – Food Bank of Northern Nevada
  • Safeguard Water Resources – Carson Water Subconservancy District
  • Sustainable Milestones – greenUP!, for launching the Nevada Green Business Program and Network
  • Educational Program – Adrienne Wiggins, Empire Elementary School
  • Youth Leadership – The Dayton Intermediate School Robotics Team for Project ReCharge LED Retrofit

Click here for detail about each of the 2020 winners and a listing of past recipients.

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.

The 2020 Golden Pinecone Sustainability awards ceremony, sponsored by NV Energy and greenUP!, will be held during a virtual event hosted by the Reno+Sparks Chamber of Commerce on December 3rd from 3pm to 5pm. Anyone may attend the event using the registration link.

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