Eco-Friendly Reno

  • Eco-Friendly Reno

    Reno-Sparks, NV - December 04, 2019


    Eco-Conscious Lifestyle - Go Green or Get Going!

    It should be at no shock to you to find out that Reno has made itself known for its Eco-Conscious rise.

    This has impacted the culture, economy, and day to day life in the Reno - Sparks community.

    The green movement is now, and you are either green or you are out!

    Green Leaders

    Our City has been on the move to go green for quite some time.

    In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint and lower energy bills, the City began a $19M Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Initiative in 2009 under the Council Green Priority. The fully funded Initiative yielded $1,700,822 annual savings in FY13. Solar panels were added to the roof of City Hall under the Initiative in 2011 and continue to provide the City with 18-20% of its energy needs. Solar panels were added to the roof of City Hall under the Initiative in 2011 and continue to provide the City with 18-20% of its energy needs.

    Mayor Schieve was the recipient of the 2017 Golden Pinecone Award-an award previously won by Reno's City Council in 2010 that is given to community members for outstanding environmental contributions by GREENevada. This year, the city has released its first comprehensive sustainability report that tracks Reno's commitment to environmental practices on a national scale.

    "The city has committed to reduce energy and water use (by) 20 percent by 2025 in 38 of our facilities, and then we've challenged other building owners and facility managers in our community to join us and are basically in the process of securing participants." says Lynne Barker, Reno's sustainability manager since 2015

    Our City continues to improve our eco-conscious life style year over year.

    Green Business

    Being environmentally friendly is a business trend! This is a smart, forward thinking way to gain healthy recognition for your company while making a global difference.

    The president and CEO of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, Mike Kazmierski, says "Sustainability is very important for job attraction, companies are looking for communities that embrace sustainability. It sets an image of an environmentally friendly community, it's attractive to young professionals, and it speaks to clean air and water and to the quality of life."

    And being environmentally friendly speaks to a company's bottom line.

    The survey, which was the result of conversations with 1,000 employees at large U.S. companies, echoed the findings of some similar research in the past. More than 70% said that they were more likely to choose to work at a company with a strong environmental agenda. Millennials-who will make up three-quarters of the workforce in six years-are most likely to have done this; nearly 40% said that they've chosen a job in the past because the company performed better on sustainability than the alternative. Less than a quarter of gen X respondents said the same, and only 17% of baby boomers.

    "Employees like to work for businesses that are environmentally friendly, so you attract a different kind of employee," Kazmierski said. "Customers want to deal with businesses that are environmentally friendly so you might grow in a different way that you didn't expect. ... It's not just fluff, it's a decision businesses need to make to stay competitive in the years ahead."

    Green You

    We want to hear from you and how you or your company has contributed to the green movement! Please submit your story to us at or in the comments and let us know if it is okay to share your story to our audience!

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