Partners for a Sustainable Nevada

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.  

Addressing Sustainability in Nevada Together

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] 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] is a registered email for this group.  


Menu of Options

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.

PSN Documents & Resources

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. 

Current Projects

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] to request a meeting invite.

Policy Change and Funding Committee

Chair: Filling in January 2024

Co-Chair: Alexia Sober, Comstock Inc.

Sustainability Committee

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

Join Us

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:

Kayla Alm
Sustainability Branch Supervisor
Bree Case
Sustainable Materials Management Coordinator