It’s been a couple of weeks since we celebrated our winners at this years Golden Pinecone Sustainability Awards. But we think recognizing environmental leaders who make daily positive impacts in our communities cannot be celebrated enough. We’d like to share some of our favorite photos from the event, taken by Kimberly Rios. The full album of photos can be found in a Google Drive Folder, or on our Facebook.
Here is a brief list of the 2017 winners in the following categories:
Educational Program – Classrooms Unleashed by Sierra Nevada Journeys
Educator – Linda Conlin, Former Director, Current Board Member – River Wranglers
Individual / Volunteer – Mark Korinek, Director of Operations – Carson City School District
Public Figure / Servant – Hillary Schieve, Mayor – City of Reno
Youth Leadership – Eric Duong – UNR Student
Nonprofit Organization – Walker Basin Conservancy
Federal /State Agency – Regional Transportation Commission (RTC)
Small Business – Environmental Management and Planning Solutions, Inc. (EMPSi)
Medium to Large Business – Otis Bay Ecological Consultants
Sustainability Milestones – Washoe County School District’s Sustainability Policy
Again thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Golden Pinecone Sustainability Awards this year! Can’t wait to see you next year. Thank you for planting roots toward a sustainable future.