River School Farm will be one of the stops on our upcoming Sustainability Tour, which will be held during Washoe County School District Fall Break between October 26th and 30th for anyone 10 and up. To see what sustainability looks like in Reno, save your seat on the bus by registering on our website, through email, or by phone: Sustainability Tour Info Page  Call (775) 229-8488 Or Email
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Peppermill – The only U.S. resort entirely heated by onsite geothermal power! Peppermill will be one of the stops on our upcoming Sustainability Tour, which will be held during Washoe County School District Fall Break between October 26th and 30th for anyone 10 and up. To see what sustainability looks like in Reno, save your seat on the bus by registering on our website, through email, or by phone: Sustainability Tour Info Page Call (775)
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The chill bite in the air wakes you up as the breeze tickles your face on a beautiful October afternoon. You revel in the smell and the feel of autumn in the air. It’s easy to appreciate, as the season changes, just how wonderful our planet is. What can you do to show your gratitude to the amazing ecosystem which you are a part of? What can you do to help your community thrive? If
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September 9, 2015

Energy Bike Engineer Volunteer Position

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Most students never get a chance to make their own electricity and take for granted how easy it is to flip on a switch. By building a bicycle generator you enable students to pedal their way to power while also solidifying energy concepts. In an effort to build capacity and offer energy efficiency educational opportunities to teachers, students, and community members in Washoe County, the Energy Bike Engineer will be responsible for updating and refining
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August 5, 2015

Envirolution August Newsletter

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We are excited to announce that our August newsletter is now live! Check it out here to read about our recent teacher training at UNR for Project ReCharge and the official launch of our new website.  If you are not already signed up for our newsletter, consider taking the plunge – it is the best way to stay up to date on everything Envirolution!
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July 28, 2015

The Energy-Water Collision

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Note: This post was originally posted by Envirolution on the GREENevada blog on July 7, 2015 for their #watersmart campaign. As we move into hotter summer days, water concerns related to HOW we produce energy become even bigger issues. The following infographic from the Union of Concerned Scientists is an introduction on how making smarter energy decisions can also help us be #watersmart. In this graphic, “the phrase ‘energy-water collision’ refers to the range of
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July 27, 2015

LoadIQ and Project ReCharge

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For Project ReCharge, we are utilizing exciting energy monitoring technology from LoadIQ, a Reno-based business. This partnership will allow the students participating in Project ReCharge to monitor their school’s energy data in real time! LoadIQ Electronic Box, which monitors real-time energy data. LoadIQ is a remarkably innovative system for understanding electrical energy, and how it is used in buildings. The system allows people to see energy use, better understand energy sources and impacts, and to
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Sharing energy efficiency education to Northern Nevadan’s is one big thing that Envirolution prides itself on. You can expect us to bring our energy bike to every event we attend. From adults to little kids, everyone seems to love riding the bike and generating power to turn on all the different lights and appliances. So how does it all work? Energy Bike in Action In the simplest terms possible, as the rider pedals the bike,
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Congratulations to our Project ReCharge Year One participating teachers! Six teachers from Reed High School and O’Brien Middle School participated Year One of Project ReCharge, an energy efficiency program for Northern Nevada classrooms funded by the National Science Foundation. The teachers underwent extensive training about the program and provided valuable feedback on the curriculum, which is given to them for use in the classroom and covers topics such as energy generation, alternative energy production, and
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Channel News 4 traveled to O’brien Middle School, one of the schools participating in Project ReCharge, for a quick look at how this energy efficiency curriculum is changing the school atmosphere. Click here to watch the video news segment from Channel News 4. 
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