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GreenPower Program

Empowering Nevada's Educators

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. Read more »

GreenPower Mission

GreenPower is a proud member of 1% For The Planet.A proud member of 1% For The Planet.

To support Nevada's preK-12 educators in science-based, environmental education by providing the tools, resources, and knowledge they need.

GreenPower Vision

We aim to increase scientific knowledge and understanding of the earth's environment, promoting preservation of diverse ecosystems, advancing responsible resource management, and improving human health and welfare.

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Air
Atmospheric Sciences (DAS)
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Air quality and atmospheric research including meteorology, visibility and pollutant transport.
NEWS • LABS & CAPABILITIES


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.
CURRENT OBSERVATIONS


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.
NEWS • LABS & CAPABILITIES


GreenPower Program
K-12 Outreach and Education
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Supporting Nevada educators in science-based, environmental education with free tools, resources, and training.
NEWS • WHAT WE DO


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.
NEWS • LABS & CAPABILITIES


DRI Nevada Medal Event
2014 Medalist - Dr. Albert "Yu-Min" Lin
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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.