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.
Recordings - To review past working group meetings, please visit our YouTube channel. Partners for a Sustainable Nevada - YouTube
Document Management - Project groups are utilizing Google Docs to organize files. Please email Bree Case, bcase [at] ndep.nv.gov to be added.
FaceBook - The PSN has a private FaceBook group to improve informal dialogue. Please search for the Partners for a Sustainable Nevada on the FaceBook group page.
Emails - All emails to the entire PSN group are going to be sent via an NDEP ListServ. You can sign up for the emails at the bottom of the NDEP website. Additionally, SustainableNV [at] NevadaDEP.com is a registered email for this group.
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.
Implementing Large-Scale Composting Programs in Nevada: A Guide for Decision Makers: A roadmap to increase organic material diversion in Nevada - This document would not exist without the key input from experts in the organics industry and environmental field. The PSN would like to acknowledge the two lead authors of this document for their hard work, dedication, and willingness to share their expertise and experience – Cody Witt and Philip Moore.
Several projects were selected from the Menu of Options to begin in 2022. Each project will meet monthly, and each committee will meet quarterly. Please contact Kayla Alm, kalm [at] ndep.nv.gov to request a meeting invite.
Policy Change and Funding Committee
Chair: Tina Mudd, Granite Construction
Co-Chair: Alexia Sober, Comstock Inc.
Chair: Chris Lynch, UNR Business Environmental Program
Co-Chair: Laura Rosales Lagarde, Nevada State College
Education and Outreach Committee
Chair: Steve Orrico, Republic Services
Co-Chair: Kimberly Rios, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful
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: