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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June 1, 2015

Envirolution June Newsletter

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June’s newsletter is live! Click here to check out our June Newsletter to read a quick blurb on Envirolution’s participation in the Great Community Cleanup event hosted by KTMB and an upcoming event! 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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May 6, 2015

Vanessa Robertson

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Project ReCharge Director and Envirolution Executive Director Vanessa is a Reno native whose passion for the outdoors, sustainability and education has lead her to her dream job at Envirolution. While in graduate school in Monterey,Vanessa worked for two amazing non profits; Surfrider Foundation as the Volunteer and Events Coordinator and for the Agriculture and Land Based Training Association as the Program Development and Evaluation Assistant. She also started a student run community garden on an abandoned lot
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May 5, 2015

Justin Jones

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Project ReCharge Technology Project Assistant Justin grew up on the Central Coast of California and spent his summers exploring the Sierra Nevadas. He has had a diverse career ranging from University Student Services to Bicycle Mechanic to Energy & Climate Policy work in Washington, D.C., among others. In his free time Justin can be found exploring our region on bicycles, feet, or skis. Degree(s): M.S. Environmental Science & Policy, George Mason University B.A. Environmental Studies,
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May 5, 2015

Donna Walden

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Donna Walden works with Envirolution on Project Recharge and their annual Sustainability Tour. She is part of the Green Business Engagement National Network (GBENN) to facilitate sharing and relationship-building among green and/or sustainable business programs across the U.S. Prior to Envirolution, Walden worked for the University of Nevada Reno where she managed the Western Sustainability & Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN) a four state network funded by the Environmental Protection Agency to provide technical resources to
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May 5, 2015

Peter Millar

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Project ReCharge Technology Analyst Peter is an outdoor enthusiast, engineer, designer and entrepreneur. He has a broad background, winning awards along the way in art, design, and athletics. He has a passion for mountain environments, has climbed El Captain, skied off volcanoes, and traveled to a good many countries. Peter’s professional involvement has spanned from research chemist to energy consultant, business owner, contractor and engineer. Peter is named on a variety of patents for energy efficient
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