Empire Green Biz Kidz On February 10th, students from Empire Elementary school in Carson City got to see their ideas put into action. Last year the Green Biz Kids designed educational posters for their school as part of the certification process to become Nevada’s first Green Business School. The posters were printed and laminated thanks to funding from the NV Energy Foundation. Students posted the signs around the school in hopes of helping educate the rest of the students and staff on ways to conserve resources.  Read the article in the Nevada Appeal about this!  Learn more!Read More →

Participate in a few of our favorite innovative sustainability and energy efficiency lessons from our STEAM curriculum.Spots are limited and filling fast! This year’s lessons are A Sustainability Introduction, Passive Cooling, Electrical Generation, and Wind Energy. For more information, check out our website or sign up below!  https://envirolution.org/prc-pl-sneak-peek/ Sign up for our Sneak Peek!Read More →

On January 21st, 13 volunteers from Facilitate Joy spent part of their weekend building 100 supply kits in support of “Introduce a Girl to Engineering day,” – Coming February 23rd. This fantastic team went above and beyond by helping us support this national event and even had time for a fun pizza party!  Facilitate Joy helps neurodivergent people thrive in a neurotypical world. You can learn more about their mission at: www.facilitatejoy.com.Do you have a group who wants to volunteer for Envirolution? Email Jessica at jessica.holden@envirolution.org to schedule a group session OR sign up for our pre-scheduled volunteer hours! Sign UpRead More →

National Engineers Week runs from February 19th to February 25th this year! EWeek is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding and interest in engineering and technology careers.     The national STEAM workforce needs to be more balanced between men and women. Of all STEAM jobs, only 27% are held by women, and this number drops significantly regarding the representation of women of color in STEAM fields. Our newest program, EDGE (The Empowerment and Development of girls in Energy and Engineering), hopes to combat this by encouraging young women to become energy leaders and inspiring them to pursue a STEAM career through hands-on andRead More →

We are excited to welcome Liz Guillen to our team as the new UNR Pack intern to assist with the Project ReCharge program. She grew up loving the outdoors, which started her passion for making the community around her more sustainable to ensure that both people and the environment can thrive in the same space. This inspired her to pursue a dual degree majoring in Environmental Science and  Forest Management and Ecology at the University of Nevada, Reno.  We can’t wait to see what her talents will bring to Envirolution!Read More →

Mark your calendars for the Northern Nevada Science and Technology Festival! Envirolution is proud to be a collaborating partner on this week-long event aimed to inspire and connect our community with the power of science and technology happening in Nevada. More info coming soon on the fun, family-friendly events being held during the week! Plus, don’t miss the Saturday, April 29th, Science is Everywhere event with over a dozen businesses and organizations that will open their doors for FREE exclusive tours and hands-on activities. Registration for Science is Everywhere opens on March 27th!Read More →

 A new opportunity to accomplish your New Year’s resolution to support your community! Now that the holidays are over and we are settled back into the normal routine, we are ready to dive deep into getting materials prepped for our upcoming events and programs. In our new and larger training room, we can accommodate your work teams, group meetups, and organizations that are interested in helping out. We are now implementing monthly volunteer hours every third Friday and fourth Saturday of the month.  We are also flexible with finding hours that will work on your company’s time schedule. Late nights and weekends are open, as well. Just contact our Educational MaterialsRead More →

The Sustainability Expedition is back, and we want you!  If you know a middle school or high school student interested in learning about the local sustainability movement, STEAM careers, and environmentally friendly business practices, this program is for you!Join us on March 27-31 for a week of exploring, learning, and hands-on fun! 2023 business locations include Tesla, Redwood Materials, Lithium Americas, Ormat, Patagonia, Fulcrum Bioenergy, Eco Recycling Center, and Reno Food Systems.  Registration cost: $200* and includes transportation to local businesses, lunch, snacks, and fun gifts!  *Scholarships available. Sign up now, as spots are limited!   More Info & Sign-Up Interested in supporting this program? A $200 donation will provide a scholarship forRead More →

Happy New Year! Since Envirolution runs in conjunction with the school year, we released our annual report from 2022 months ago. We’re ahead of the curve!  So far this year, we’ve already done exciting things and made a lot of progress. This fall, we’ve reached 418 students in CQ, and 87% of them said they loved the experience!  Plus, in our Title 1 schools, 93% of students said they loved the experience! We have 27 Career Quests planned for this spring and will be visiting seven businesses. So far, we’ve trained36 teachers and reached 4212  students through Project ReCharge, and 95% of teachers say that they would recommend Project ReChargeRead More →

Recycling your Christmas tree is a great way to celebrate a sustainable holiday! In northern NV, KTMB collects trees and turns them into mulch which can be used for weed abatement and park beautification throughout the Truckee Meadows. Each year they recycle more than 10,000 trees!  KTMB is collecting trees at sites throughout Northern Nevada between Dec 26th and January 10th. To find out more, please go to their website: https://www.ktmb.org/events/ktmbs-christmas-tree-recycling  Is there a similar opportunity in your community? Please email laura.scarselli@envirolution.org with the information!Read More →