GreenPower

Since its inception in 2000, GreenPower has been the outreach program for the Desert Research Institute. Funded by the generosity of customers who voluntarily add a few dollars each month to their NV Energy electric bill, 100% of the tax-deductible donations support renewable energy education for Nevada’s students. These donations provide numerous resources for GreenPower schools, such as professional development for teachers, educational materials for Green Boxes, and tools for classroom instruction.

NVE-MEHC-logoThe program is focused on educating students across the entire state of Nevada. With GreenPower schools in 10 of Nevada's 17 counties, and more schools being added each month, the benefits of GreenPower are available to any school in the state.

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GreenPower Awards

  • 2013 USGBC Nevada LEEDership award presented for outstanding educational organization
  • Las Vegas Review Journal “Best Green Nonprofit” 2013
  • Golden Pinecone Award 2013- Fayth Ross GreenPower Coordinator for Northern Nevada
  • Southern Nevada Science and Math Teacher Association “Friend of Science”- Amelia Gulling, GreenPower Program Administrator
  • 2012 Amazing Individual Award, The Nature Conservancy and USGBC- Amelia Gulling, GreenPower Program Administrator
  • “Community Partnership” Award from Bridger Middle School 2010-2011

Air
Atmospheric Sciences (DAS)
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Air quality and atmospheric research including meteorology, visibility and pollutant transport.
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Western Regional Climate Center
Climate Information and Data Services
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Providing jointly developed products, services and capabilities that enhance the delivery of public climate info.
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Diversity at DRI
An Inclusive Mission of Research Excellence
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Offering a supportive and diverse environment for our students, faculty/staff and visitors.
 

Land and Life
Earth and Ecosystems Sciences (DEES)
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Research into changing landscapes including the soils, plants, animals and humans that affect them.
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GreenPower
K-12 Outreach and Education
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Supporting Nevada educators in science-based, environmental education with free tools, resources, and training.
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Renewable Energy at DRI
Discovering New Energy Production Methods
dri-renewable-energyExpanding renewable energy research throughout Nevada and around the U.S.

Water
Hydrologic Sciences (DHS)
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Study of the natural and human factors that influence the availability and quality of water resources.
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DRI Nevada Medal Event
2015 Medalist - Dr. Christopher McKay
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Proudly honoring outstanding achievement in science and engineering with gala events in Reno and Las Vegas.


Nevada Center of Excellence
Supporting Nevada's Economic Development
Center of ExcellenceCombining NSHE water expertise and IBM’s advanced technologies to grow tomorrow's workforce.