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Envirolution’s Sustainability Expedition – 2021

Save the date for the 2021 Sustainability Expedition!

Monday, October 4th – Friday, October 8th

If you are interested, please complete the interest form below and our staff will be in touch

The Sustainability Expedition is an exciting, five-day opportunity for Northern Nevada middle and high school students to travel to Reno’s finest businesses and organizations to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) careers, environmentally friendly practices, and learn about the local sustainability movement. We conclude the week by constructing sustainability ‘Vision Boards’ and by leading a community cleanup of Pickett Park.

Some of our past locations include:
  • NV Energy
  • Truckee Meadows Hydroelectric Plant and Water Treatment Facility
  • Lockwood Landfill
  • Fulcrum BioEnergy
  • Tesla Gigafactory 1
  • Patagonia
  • The River School Farm
  • The EcoCenter

If you are interested in having your business participate, please complete this survey.

For more information please email the Program Manager – Aimee Frugoli: aimee.frugoli@envirolution.org


Recap: Sustainability Tour 2019!

March 25 – March 29

The spring of 2019 marked Envirolution’s fourth Sustainability Tour. We are pleased to report that the event was a success and that 100% of students said that they would recommend the tour to a friend, according to post-event surveys. We’re happy to facilitate this experience!

The 2019 Sustainability Tour welcomed 23 students to participate in this five-day educational experience. They were given the opportunity to visit TESLA’s Gigafactory 1, the Dayton Valley Aquaponics, Waste Management’s Regional Landfill, and Recycling Center. Every day featured a ‘Guiding Question’ (Where does our food come from and how does that relate to sustainability?). At the end of the week, we participated in a community cleanup at Pickett Park and constructed ‘Vision Boards’ to better imagine our sustainable future. A huge THANK YOU to all of our partners – those that facilitated tours, provided transportation, donated raffle tickets or even gave us discounts on student lunches. There’s no way we could have done it without you. And, of course, thank you to our students (and their parents) as well. You guys rock! We’ll see you next year!

News Coverage from the 2019 Sustainability Tour

KTVN Channel 2 – Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported previous Sustainability Tours in 2015, 2016 and 2018!

The 3rd Sustainability Tour was held during Washoe County School District’s spring break in March of 2018.  Students participating indicated that there was a 65% increase in knowledge about sustainability issues. Before attending the tour only 30% of the students were interested in pursuing green careers or incorporating sustainability into their future career. After the tour, that number jumped to 85%! In addition, 100% of the students said they would recommend the Sustainability Tour to a friend!

PHOTOS FROM 2018 SUSTAINABILITY TOUR

  • Tour at Ormat
  • Using Solar Panels at DRI
  • Tipping at Lockwood Landfill
  • In front of Great Basin Community Food Coop
  • Tesla Gigafactory Tour
  • Discovery Museum Teaches Sustainability!
  • At RTC 4th Street Station
  • Patagonia Welcomes Envirolution
  • Learning about Patagonia
  • Patagonia Recycles Almost Everything!
  • In front of the Truckee River
  • Practicing Sustainable Practices at River School Farms
  • In an RTC electric bus
  • Group Photo at Park Cleanup
  • Oxbow Nature Park Tour
  • Oxbow, Along the Truckee River
  • Students Receive Certificates of Completion

News Coverage from the 2018 Sustainability Tour