GREENevada has a new website, a new mission, new organizations and a new blog. Whew, that’s a lot of “newness!” It is going to be an exciting year for GREENevada, as we take on new projects and initiatives to improve school sustainability and increase environmental education availability and resources in Northern Nevada. GREENevada is currently comprised of nine diverse organizations and agencies hosting environmentally themed community and education initiatives, resources, and volunteer opportunities. Members of GREENevada include: Alliance for Climate Education, Black Rock Solar, Envirolution, GreenPower, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, Nevada Recycles, Reno Bike Project, Sierra Nevada Journeys, and Urban Roots Garden Classrooms.
GREENevada is preparing for an upcoming student and teacher leadership retreat, which will be held the last weekend of September at Sierra Nevada Journey’s Grizzly Creek Ranch in Portola, CA. GREENevada offers a multitude of educational resources for teachers on a variety of topics, including, but not limited to: climate change, composting, ecology, energy efficiency, recycling, safe biking and bike routes, school gardens, solar energy, waste reduction, and watershed education.