Did You Know: NV Energy worked with the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy to create the Nevada Electric Highway? The Electric Highway adds charging stations along US route 95 between Reno and Las Vegas – creating a cleaner, more sustainable world for today and generations to come. NV Energy is one of the sponsors for our upcoming Sustainability Tour held during Washoe County School District Spring Break between March 26th and 30th for students aged 12 to 18.Read More →

Did You Know: Plastic never actually decomposes? That means that every piece of plastic ever made is still somewhere on this planet – in the air, the ground, or in our water. Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB) recruits over 4,000 volunteers a year to help with large scale cleanup events like the Truckee River Cleanup Day, the Great Community Cleanup, and year-round programs like Adopt-A-Spot. KTMB will give their Waste Warriors presentation during our upcoming Sustainability Tour, which will be held during Washoe County School District Spring Break between March 26th and 30th for students aged 12 to 18.  Read More →

Did you Know: The Lockwood Landfill creates green energy from landfill gas? Lockwood powers two CAT 3520 engines, generating approximately 3.2 megawatts of electricity. The “green” electricity goes directly into the existing NV Energy electrical grid. That’s enough electricity to power approximately 2,000 homes annually. Lockwood Landfill will be one of the stops on our upcoming Sustainability Tour, where students will learn about their sustainable treatment of waste. Held March 26th to 30th during Washoe County School District Spring Break.Read More →

Located on the Truckee River, the Oxbow Nature Study Area serves the public for Wildlife Education and Aquatic Education programs offered by the Nevada Department of Wildlife. Oxbow Nature Study Reno will be one of the stops during our upcoming Sustainability Tour, which will be held during Washoe County and Carson City School District Spring Breaks between March 26th and 30th for students aged 12 to 18.    Read More →

Ormat – generates capacity over 86 MW at its Steamboat Facility, enough renewable energy to meet the residential electricity needs of the City of Reno. Ormat will be one of the stops on our upcoming Sustainability Tour, which will be held during Washoe County School District Spring Break between March 26th and 30th for students aged 12 to 18.Read More →

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: renoinfo@envirolution.org or call 775-229-8488.Read More →

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:Read More →

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 →