Just before the first snowfall in Reno, Envirolution was able to host another successful Pickett Park Cleanup on Saturday, November 7th.  We had a great turnout with 15 volunteers that helped the Envirolution staff keep Pickett Park clean. Everyone followed the proper safety protocols and had a great time despite the windy weather.  We collected close to 36 pounds worth of trash and two huge jars of cigarette butts.  Our next one will be in March of 2021, but in the meantime do your best to keep our parks clean.Read More →

Thank a Teacher for Changing the World Envirolution would like to give a huge THANK YOU to all the teachers out there changing the world one student at a time. What teacher changed your life?  We are excited to launch this fundraising campaign which is dedicated to showing support and gratitude to all of the incredible teachers who have impacted our lives!  Our goal is to acknowledge 1,000 teachers and raise $40,000 which will go directly towards providing teachers with FREE Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math classroom materials, real-world curriculum, and valuable professional development training.  Check out our social media or our website to hear about the ways that teachers have impacted the lives of ourRead More →

We have picked a few of our favorite innovative sustainability and energy efficiency lessons from our STEAM curriculum to share with teachers everywhere! Participating teachers will receive the materials for these virtual professional development sessions, a stipend or PD hours but more importantly will  experience how fun, engaging, and impactful these topics can be for their students! These 2- hour hands-on training sessions will start in January and go through April and will covera variety of topics such as sustainability, electro generation, passive cooling, wind power and more. Deadline to sign up is December 20th.Read More →

On October 7th, in support of National Energy Efficiency Day Envirolution, SWEEP, NV Energy, and the Governor’s Office of Energy recognized the efforts of robotics students from Dayton Intermediate in Lyon County.  Last year these students completed a Project ReCharge LED school retrofit proposal, which was funded by Envirolution and our partners.  Once installed, the school will start saving close to $9,000/yr in energy costs. Check out the news clip from the event.Read More →

This year it has been amazing to see teachers engaging with their students in creative ways. Our very own Project ReCharge teacher Cameron Piggott from Sawyer MS in Las Vegas has been working with us to supply his distance learning students with individual bags of hands-on materials. We were able to join his class virtually and watch as students, parents, and siblings attempted to light a light bulb with a battery and a paperclip. Students were able to help each other by showing their work to the camera or even asking questions and giving advice through the chat. Great job Cameron!Read More →

Envirolution hosted its inaugural Board Retreat on September 26th and it was a great way to help reinforce the roles of our current Board Members while also being able to welcome our newest Board Member, Breann Koep to the team.  Her financial experience as the Cost Manager of Tesla along with her positive & motivated outlook will be invaluable as Envirolution continues to grow. We are also excited to announce our new Board Chair, Mara Langer.  Mara has been an outstanding Board Member since the beginning of 2020 and her strategic skills have helped keep the Envirolution board organized & motivated. Mara’s continuous dedication to Envirolution’s mission paired with her non-profit and developmentRead More →

t’s time for nominations for the Golden Pinecone Sustainability awards! Nominate your favorite individual, business or non-profit for such categories; Youth Leadership, Zero Waste and Educational Program. To make a nomination, CLICK HERE. Submission deadline is Friday, September 25 at 12:00 pm (noon).Read More →

THANK YOU to all the teachers, master teachers, and staff that participated in our first ever virtual professional development! On July 27th, 28th, & 29th, we hosted our Project ReCharge Summer Professional Development completely virtual and it was a huge success!   30 teachers signed-up from Washoe, Carson, Clark, Nye, Elko & Lyon County for this 3-Day hands-on training.  That’s right, we said ‘Hands-On.’  We sent material training kits to each teacher in order to lead them through a collaborative and interactive zoom training led by experienced Project ReCharge Master Teachers and staff.  Post training surveys showed that 96% of participants felt the training was worthwhile and gave them usefulRead More →

Envirolution Volunteer AAUW 2020

During July, we hosted multiple material preparation days at our office to help get our materials ready for the 2020/2021 Project ReCharge school year. With volunteers from AAUW and AmeriCorps from DRI, KTMB & Greenhouse Project, we were able to complete multiple tasks including water pump assembly / testing, material consolidation, wire stripping, velcro application on our solar panels / bins, & cutting of denim insulation, reflective insulation, & sand paper. Volunteers are essential in order for us to continue inspiring students with our hands-on Project ReCharge STEAM lessons. So, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you to our volunteers for all of yourRead More →

WNC Green Up Logo

Envirolution is excited to announce our new partnership with greenUP! And Western Nevada College for the Green Business Program. Along with several other environmentally focused agencies in town, Envirolution will be utilizing the GreenBizTRACKER, a web-based tool used by at least 35 different green business programs and six states nationwide. This program will help us track and monitor the progress of each business. While each agency will have a different sector to work with, Envirolution is excited to work with some of our business partners as well as schools throughout Nevada. So, if you’re interested in learning more about becoming a green business or school,Read More →