The 2016 Golden PineCone Awards were hosted by greenUP! and GREENevada and took place on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno, Nevada.
Recognition was given in nine (9) categories:
Educator: Leigh Metcalfe, Reed High School
Educational Program: Project ReCharge-Envirolution/ Raggio Research Center for STEM Education at the University of Nevada, Reno
Individual / Volunteer: Sue Jacox, Great Basin Outdoor School
Nonprofit Organization: Sierra Nevada Journeys
Public Servant or Agency Representative: Carol Perry, Regional Transportation Commission
Small Business: Envirohaven
Medium to Large Business: One Nevada Credit Union, Reno
Youth Leadership – Cecy Cervantes, Student Assistant, University of Nevada, Reno
Innovation Award: Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful/Nevada Land Trust for the One Truckee River Management Plan
Thanks goes to the 2016 sponsors for helping to fund this important community recognition event. Support is provided by The Peppermill Resort Casino, the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), NV Energy, Boise Paper, the Office Depot, Reno Printing and Boondoggle band. There were seven (7) exhibitor tables including Envirolution, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, the Great Basin Outdoor School, NV Energy, Office Depot, RTC Smart Trips, and Sierra Nevada Journeys.