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 →

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 →

Dayton E.S. Lighting Retrofit – On November 21st, Envirolution and volunteers from McKinstry and NV Energy came out to Dayton Elementary school in Lyon County to help us finish the 2021 5th grade Project ReCharge student project. During 3 volunteer events over the year, over 1,700 fluorescent lamps were replaced with energy-saving LED lamps, resulting in yearly cost savings of $7,500 and reducing CO2 emissions by 42 metric tons! Thank you to NV Energy Foundation for helping fund this project! Eagle Valley M.S. Cleanup – On October 13th, amazing Eagle Valley Middle School students and the Envirolution staff participated in a trash cleanup of their school and the surrounding park! The best part?Read More →

Envirolution attended the Family Science Night at the Discovery Museum on November 2nd in partnership with FIRST Nevada! We had an amazing time helping young minds explore efficient lighting and power production with our E-Bike. There were over 30 young minds that got hands-on experience with our fun activities! We also joined Washoe County School District at their Passport to Success nights on November 1st and 17th. Students and their families spoke with representatives from more than a dozen programs designed to provide opportunities for high school students to expand their educational horizons, pursue their interests, and develop their unique talents and abilities. Students enjoyed our hands-on activities and are getting excited about the Sustainability Expedition.Read More →

As a continuation of our Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day in partnership with Tesla, we were thrilled to offer the simple motor activity to girls that weren’t able to participate with us in February. Over two weekends in May, volunteer Tesla employees were able to connect and inspire 26 middle school girls from across the country to learn about the engineering design process. Thank you to everyone that was able to participate.“It was a lot of fun and the presenters were engaging and ready to help. They were also funny at times.” – ParticipantRead More →

Envirolution is excited to be tabling at the Juneteenth Celebration in Idlewild Park on Sunday, June 19th from 12-6 pm. Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans and this is the first year that we celebrate this day as a federal holiday!Make sure to stop by to hop on our energy bike, engage in fun hands-on activities, and win prizes!Read More →

 In the past 6 weeks, Envirolution has been busy! We have engaged with over 3,100 students and community partners with over 55 volunteers with events like our Career Quest at the Apple Data Center, Tesla, Redwood Materials, Wood Rodgers, Fulcrum, the Landfill, Eco recycling center, and TMWA, to community outreach at the Shaw community resource day, Earth Day, Aces Educational Day, Dayton STEM night and the Northern Nevada Science and Technology Festival. We are thrilled to partner with such amazing organizations and be able to engage and interact with so many members of our community talking about STEAM and sustainability. Check us out if you are interested in volunteering with EnvirolutionRead More →

Our park cleanup on March 12th was a great success. Over 50 members from the community participated in picking trash and trimming invasive willows at Teglia’s Paradise Park. We were able to pick up about 341 lbs of trash! This was the first of our quarterly park cleanups. Stay tuned for more details on when we’ll have the next one!  If you’re interested in volunteering, please sign-up HERE.Read More →

The Northern Nevada Science and Technology Festival (NNSTF) is a week-long event from April 26-30, 2022, celebrating science and innovation throughout Northern Nevada. The festival will inspire and connect our community with the power of science and technology through hands-on school programs and a series of FREE, family-friendly events hosted by different organizations and businesses. You can view and register for all the free events here. Family STEM Night at Dayton Elementary School – Envirolution joined Sierra Nevada Journeys in hosting Dayton Elementary School’s Family STEM Night on April 14th. There were some fun STEM challenge stations, lots of science raffle prizes, and a cool family challenge! Envirolution brought our Energy Bike, which was a hit with students, teachers, and even the principal Mrs. Peters!Check out all ourRead More →

This year marks the 52nd anniversary of this environmental movement.  It was started by sustainability leaders and students in Philadelphia in 1970 and has continued to inspire communities across the world to live a more sustainable life. Envirolution is thrilled to be participating at the Reno Earth Day on April 24th, 2022 from 11am – 5pm at Idlewild Park. At our booth, we’ll have engaging STEAM hands-on activities like energy sticks, simple motors, and the Energy Bike! You can also play spin-the-wheel trivia to win prizes. For more information on the event itself, visit Reno Earth Day. Here are some additional resources to help celebrate Earth Month: Earth Day Website Project Drawdown Debris Tracker Sustainability-Minded BooksRead More →