August 6, 2020
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).
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
July 31, 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
July 28, 2020
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
July 11, 2020
We partnered with Truckee Meadow’s Parks Foundation (TMPF) for their Sustainability Week of their Student Stewards Summer Camp. This STEM based camp was a nine week outdoor camp, where we turned the local parks into learning laboratories. During the week of July 6th-10th our AmeriCorps, Delanie, and Programs Coordinator, Aimee, joined them in the discussion of STEM and sustainability. Aimee and Delanie ran many of Envirolution’s engaging, hands-on activities, including a waste audit, circuit activity &
July 9th, Envirolution helped co-host our first live webinar with the Nevada Department of Wildlife! You Are What You Eat, discussed what food webs and trophic levels are, showed how energy moves through food webs, and made connections to backyard food webs in Northern Nevada and how people are influencing them. The webinar was a fun experience and is uploaded HERE. We hope to continue collaborating with NDOW in the future with more webinars!
July 6, 2020
We’re now participating in the Target Circle program! You can vote for Envirolution and help direct Target’s giving to benefit our programs. Signing-up is super easy and it’s for a great cause! For full details and restrictions visit: target.com/circle
May 6, 2020
On May 12th, Envirolution’s Co-Executive Director Vanessa Robertson had the opportunity to participate in leading a Future Thinking Opportunities for Sustainability Minded Teachers webinar in partnership with Green Schools National Network and USGBC Center for Green Schools. You can view the webinar HERE. Vanessa also had the pleasure sharing Envirolution’s mission and programs with Jenny Nichols from Go Green Locally on May 20th. Check out the podcast HERE to learn more about Envirolution and its impact on the next generation of leaders and workers.
May 6, 2020
Envirolution’s program, Project ReCharge has always made it a priority to provide quality STEAM education and materials, free of cost, to teachers and students. During this time, many school districts involved with Envirolution’s Project ReCharge have taken different measures in response to COVID 19 when it comes to distance learning. For this reason, it is more important than ever to support our local teachers and educators. This #GivingTuesdayNow please consider giving a financial donation that will go towards replacement
May 2, 2020
CSI – Climate Scene Investigation: Envirolution is proud to announce a newly developed activity for students to investigate the effects of greenhouse gases and climate change. This lesson was designed to be a reverse escape room – instead of students breaking out of a room, they will solve puzzles to break into our tool kit to determine who should be held responsible for this real-world problem. Stay tuned for more information about how to attend our Professional