Project ReCharge Year-End Virtual Student & Teacher Recognition Event – 2020

Over the past year, in the classroom and virtually, students across Northern Nevada have been challenged with completing energy and sustainability audits aimed at creating solutions for an energy problem at their school or home. During this event, students presented their energy efficiency and sustainability proposals and PSAs to teachers, school administrators, community members and peers.  We had 25 teachers and over 2,000 students from across 17 schools in Washoe County, Lyon County, Carson County, and Tahoe-Truckee Unified school districts participate in this year’s virtual event! 

Prizes and awards were given to top proposals and Envirolution announced the approval and funding of selected student proposals that, once implemented, will save thousands in annual energy costs! 

Over the last 6 years, the program has resulted in the adoption of fifteen student projects, reducing Northern Nevada School Districts’ energy use by over 5,000 megawatt hours (equivalent to 704 homes energy use for one year), saving $640,000, while mitigating the release of over 2,000 metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere (equivalent to 460 cars off the road for one year).

This was a fun and engaging event celebrating the positive work happening in our community.  

Thank you for supporting us in our work with valuable educators and our future generation of sustainability leaders!

All of the following proposal information along with proposal links will be permanently located at the Student Proposals Link here:
Student Proposals

Prize-Winning Proposals

  • Best Use of Graphics
    • William from Incline MS
  • Funniest
    • Diana from Incline MS
  • Best Energy AND Water Saving PSA
    • Hannah from Incline MS
  • Most Creative
    • Rosie from Incline MS
  • Most Informative
    • Kaden from Cold Springs MS
  • Energy Saving Guru
    • Teanna from Incline MS
  • All Encompassing
    • Addy from Incline MS
  • All Encompassing with Cool Graphics
    • Autumn from Incline MS
  • Best Use of Innovative Technology
    • Dylan and Aidan from Carson MS
  • Best Data collection
    • Ellan from Eagle Valley MS
  • Best Virtual Collaboration
    • Colin, Cali, Beckham from Billinghurst MS
  • Youngest Energy Detectives
    • Abigail, Duke, Anthony, Michael, Laney, Aribella, Rameen from Dayton Elementary

Proposals to be Implemented

Solar Window Film



Energy Efficient Curtains


Energy Efficient Curtains


Lighting Proposals Implemented – 2019

GM Heritage Homeschool:
Churchill Middle School:
Vaughn Middle school:
Pyramid Lake Jr/Sr High School:

kWh 14,374  = $1,509
kWh: 28,270 = $2,968
kWh: 117,620=$12,350
kWh: 64,798 = $6,804 
$3,000 NV Energy Smart Schools Rebate

2019 Year-End Event Photos

2018 Year-End Event Photos

2017 Year-End Event Media

History of Project ReCharge