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, 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.
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.