2020 Golden Pinecone Sustainability Awards

The 2020 Golden Pinecone Sustainability awards ceremony, sponsored by NV Energy and greenUP!, was held during a virtual event hosted by the Reno+Sparks Chamber of Commerce on December 3rd.

The award categories were inspired by the City of Reno Sustainability & Climate Action Plan, which was unanimously adopted by the Reno City Council in July 2019. Additional categories recognized youth and education leaders in the sustainability field.  The 2020 winners are:

  • Green Business Operations – Davidson’s Organics
  • Clean Energy – Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC)
  • Green Building – Great Basin Hall Project / University of Nevada Reno
  • Low-Carbon Neighborhoods & Mobility – Daniel Inouye, Branch Chief, Washoe County Health District, Air Quality Management Division
  • Toward Zero Waste – Full Circle Compost / Cody Witt
  • Urban Forest Canopy – Naomi Duer for the ReLEAF Reno program
  • Food Security – Food Bank of Northern Nevada
  • Safeguard Water Resources – Carson Water Subconservancy District
  • Sustainable Milestones – greenUP!, for launching the Nevada Green Business Program and Networ
  • Educational Program – Adrienne Wiggins, Empire Elementary School
  • Youth Leadership – The Dayton Intermediate School Robotics Team for Project ReCharge LED Retrofit

See video of acceptance speeches below: