Be sure to attend Envirolution’s Sustainability Tour 2018, held March 26th thru 30th during the Washoe County and Carson City School District spring breaks. We have many good locations including the Tesla Gigafactory, Lockwood Landfill, RTC 4th Street Station, Oxbow Nature Park, Desert Research Institute, Ormat, Patagonia, the River School, the Great Basin Community Food Co-op and the KTBM Waste Warriors. The week-long tour is priced at $120 and includes transport by an RTC electric bus, guided tours of all venues, and lunch and snacks. Scholarships and financial assistance is available. Here is the link to register. For more info: email@example.com or call 775-229-8488.
Check out the media coverage from MyNews4 after the NV Energy check presentation at O’Brien STEM Academy on January 24. The NV Energy Foundation gave Envirolution $7,000 to support Project ReCharge. Envirolution shared the news with Project ReCharge teachers and students at O’Brien STEM Academy during a special assembly. This grant will allow us to provide more classroom materials, updated curriculum and ongoing support to our teachers in Northern Nevada. See news clip below:
By Caitlin Lynch, UNR Student and Intern for Envirolution Envirolution recently had the opportunity to sit down with Steven McNeece, the Director of Sustainability for the Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN). McNeece is an environmental science major in his senior year at the university. Last year, ASUN created the position that McNeece currently holds as Director of Sustainability on the Executive Board. His duties include overseeing the Sustainable Nevada Initiative Fund (SNIF), presiding on the ASUN Executive Board,and creating and improving sustainable activities on campus. The University of Nevada has been doing more for sustainability in the last three years. Previous ASUNRead More →
Caitlin Lynch is Envirolution’s New Social Media Intern. Caitlin is a junior at University of Nevada, Reno studying Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. She is a member of the UNR Student Ambassadors who are honors students that volunteer 5-7 hours a month to help prospective students make an informed decision on their college choice. Caitlin will be making several social media posts about environmental topics on Envirolution’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds. We look forward to hearing from Caitlin.
Peppermill – The only U.S. resort entirely heated by onsite geothermal power! Peppermill will be one of the stops on our upcoming Sustainability Tour, which will be held during Washoe County School District Fall Break between October 26th and 30th for anyone 10 and up. To see what sustainability looks like in Reno, save your seat on the bus by registering on our website, through email, or by phone: Sustainability Tour Info Page Call (775) 229-8488 Or Email
Most students never get a chance to make their own electricity and take for granted how easy it is to flip on a switch. By building a bicycle generator you enable students to pedal their way to power while also solidifying energy concepts. In an effort to build capacity and offer energy efficiency educational opportunities to teachers, students, and community members in Washoe County, the Energy Bike Engineer will be responsible for updating and refining our Energy Bike system, allowing community members to produce their own electricity and learn about energy concepts in the process. In addition to Envirolution using the Energy Bike at community events,Read More →
We are excited to announce that our August newsletter is now live! Check it out here to read about our recent teacher training at UNR for Project ReCharge and the official launch of our new website. If you are not already signed up for our newsletter, consider taking the plunge – it is the best way to stay up to date on everything Envirolution!
Note: This post was originally posted by Envirolution on the GREENevada blog on July 7, 2015 for their #watersmart campaign. As we move into hotter summer days, water concerns related to HOW we produce energy become even bigger issues. The following infographic from the Union of Concerned Scientists is an introduction on how making smarter energy decisions can also help us be #watersmart. In this graphic, “the phrase ‘energy-water collision’ refers to the range of issues that can crop up where our water resources and our power sector interact. This infographic illustrates the three main ways this problem occurs during hot, dry summers.”
For Project ReCharge, we are utilizing exciting energy monitoring technology from LoadIQ, a Reno-based business. This partnership will allow the students participating in Project ReCharge to monitor their school’s energy data in real time! LoadIQ is a remarkably innovative system for understanding electrical energy, and how it is used in buildings. The system allows people to see energy use, better understand energy sources and impacts, and to evaluate how we can use less energy. At the heart of the system is a sophisticated computer program and magic electronic box that together read signals at thousands of times per second coming from sensors that are placedRead More →
Sharing energy efficiency education to Northern Nevadan’s is one big thing that Envirolution prides itself on. You can expect us to bring our energy bike to every event we attend. From adults to little kids, everyone seems to love riding the bike and generating power to turn on all the different lights and appliances. So how does it all work? In the simplest terms possible, as the rider pedals the bike, they move the back wheel, the back wheel moves a motor, and the motor generates electricity, this electricity to transferred through wires to power a light bulb or an appliance. In energy terms, theRead More →