Five tips for a more sustainable office environment Like many people in the United States, we are slowly integrating back into our office, which got us thinking about becoming more sustainable around here. Here are a few simple, cheap, and fun ways you can make the office a more environmentally friendly place.  First, go green – literally! Adding more plants to your space can both purify indoor air quality and provide a happier work environment.  Reconsider your commute to work. Establish a schedule with your work neighbor and reduce your carbon emissions by half!  Consider eliminating screensavers on your desktop computer or setting a shorter timer toRead More →

Spring has sprung! Pollinators are starting to emerge and you may be thinking about starting a spring garden. Now would be a great time to start planting vegetables like tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, and peppers. If you’re still trying to develop your green thumb, starting your plants from seedlings is a great way to go. Check out this Seedling Sale coordinated by the Great Basin Food Co-op where you can buy seedlings from local Reno farmers. Read More →

Volunteer for the Pickett Park cleanup this Saturday, September 15, between 10am and 12pm at 250 Kirman off Mill and Ryland. Envirolution will provide all the cleanup gear, lemonade and snacks. Envirolution performs quarterly cleanups of Pickett Park as part of KTMB’s Adopt-a-Park Program. UNR students can receive volunteer credit by signing up on GivePulseRead More →

Bring your families and join Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB) at the Discovery for an evening Waste Warriors presentation on Wednesday, September 12 from 6:00-6:45pm and a full day of Waste Warriors activities and science demos led by Discovery educators on Saturday, September 15. Waste Management will have a truck in the Discovery parking lot for visitors to inspect on Saturday as well!Read More →

The University of Nevada Reno hosted a Service Palooza on August 27. Envirolution spoke with many college students about Project ReCharge and our Sustainability Tour. Several students were pursuing engineering and Environmental Science degrees. One student said that she decided to become an Environmental Science major due to taking Project ReCharge in High School!Read More →

Envirolution is hiring! We are recruiting for an AmeriCorps member to be our Education and Outreach Coordinator. This individual will help Envirolution with our Project ReCharge interactive energy education program and other sustainability projects. Interested candidates should contact donna.walden@envirolution.org by August 31, 2018. Here’s a link to our position description.        Read More →

Nathan Bergrin is Envirolution’s summer intern. Nathan is a rising high school senior at the Davidson Academy of Nevada. He attended Envirolution’s Three Spheres Leadership Academy in 8th grade and is now an intern “in order to give back to the organization.” Nathan is a senior member of Davidson’s Speech and Debate and International Public Policy Forum teams, and has been involved in several research projects with the University of Nevada, Reno. In his free time, Nathan enjoys drawing and music composition and intends to pursue architecture and design in college.Read More →

Envirolution is pleased to announce that an initial disbursement of $262,700 has been granted by Tesla for Project ReCharge to help support STEM and sustainability efforts at the K-12 level in Nevada. The goal of Tesla’s investment is to encourage students of all backgrounds to consider a career in STEM or sustainability, and to develop the next generation of engineers in Nevada. Envirolution has worked with Tesla to establish a detailed, multi-year plan around this common mission for Nevada and will use this funding to expand Project ReCharge across the state of Nevada reaching 125 new teachers and 100,000 students in 30 schools. We’re looking forwardRead More →

The NV Energy Foundation has provided Envirolution with an $8,000 grant. The funding will provide more classroom materials, updated curriculum and ongoing support, allowing these teachers to reach more students with the engaging STEM lessons. This follows a $7,000 grant by the NV Energy Foundation last January. “NV Energy is proud to help support Envirolution and its Project ReCharge program,” said Mary Simmons, NV Energy’s Vice President of Business Development and Community Strategy. “The program helps keep students engaged in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and will help students and teachers alike be successful.”Read More →

The funding will be used to support the Professional Development of 20 Project ReCharge STEM teachers for the 2018-2019 school year and to supply them with necessary classroom curriculum and materials needed for a successful year. “The NGOE is pleased to be a partner in Project ReCharge. It is exciting to see and assist in promoting the development of young leaders in the energy industry!” Vanessa Robertson, Executive Director for Envirolution said, “Each year, we rely upon strategic funding partners to help us support the many teachers in the state that provide STEM education. Project ReCharge provides curriculum that meets state and federal teaching standardsRead More →