For us, Home means a sustainable Nevada, where we can grow and prosper, while maintaining our natural resources for generations to come. Whether in the private or public sector, each of us has a role to play with advancing sustainability in our state. That is why the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Sustainable Materials Management has brought together stakeholders of various backgrounds to discuss sustainability issues and opportunities and find innovative solutions. We are very excited about the work of this group, Partners for a Sustainable Nevada, and hope you are too.
The Partners for a Sustainable Nevada brings together non-government organizations (NGOs) and governmental agencies to foster communication and collaboration, promote sustainability programs across the state, and guide stakeholders towards a common vision – to change the way Nevada thinks about sustainability for our future generations by identifying and promoting opportunities to advance and expand sustainability efforts statewide.
During the formation of this group, interested members were surveyed to identify common topics of interest regarding sustainability. This led to the formation of six working groups: Source Reduction, Organics Management, Education and Outreach, Recycling, Policy Change and Funding, and Sustainability. These groups worked together to publish a document in March 2022 called the Menu of Options which outlines options to improve sustainability throughout the State.
Menu of Options
Watch the Menu of Options Announcement Video to learn more about this document and how it will be used in the future.
16 projects were selected from the Menu of Options, and the six working were combined into three committees to better represent the project ideas.
Policy Change and Funding Committee
Chair: Tina Mudd, Granite Construction
Co-Chair: Susan Fisher, McDonald Carano
Chair: Chris Lynch, UNR Business Environmental Program
Co-Chair: Noah Rotroff, Sierra Club
Education and Outreach Committee
Co-Chair: Kimberly Rios, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful
To review past working group meetings, please visit our YouTube channel. Partners for a Sustainable Nevada - YouTube
Not a member yet? If you would like to join the Partners for a Sustainable Nevada and receive email updates about upcoming meeting dates, please contact one of our Sustainable Materials Management Coordinators with the following information: your organization’s name, a little bit about your organization, and what projects you are interested in.