GreenACTnv Events

The 2017 schedule, with lots of new events and informative presentations, is being developed.

Upcoming projects in the planning stage include a Rural Character Photo Contest, Off-Grid and Alternative Energy workshops and a field trip to The Nature Conservancy’s River Fork Ranch.

Please check back soon!

GreenACTnv 2017 events:

August Rural Character Photo Contest
July 15 Tour of The Nature Consrvancy’s River Fork Ranch: Its programs & projects.
June 14 Reinvent your Landscape: Managing Storm Water Runoff with Matt McMackin & John Cobourn
May 3 Reinvent your Landscape: Overview with Heidi Kratsch & John Cobourn
February 16 New Technologies for Residential Solar Systems with Leslie Ames

Our mission is to promote sustainable practices, renewable energy, and environmental responsibility in the way we work, play and live.

To deliver on that mission, in 2015 GreenACTnv:

  • Arranged two locavore dinners, which are intended to encourage the community to “know your producer” and buy locally;
  • Sponsored a showing of “When the Water Tap Runs Dry” with a discussion on Carson Valley ground water supplies lead by Ed James of the Carson Water Subconservancy District and John Coburn, Water Resource Specialist with the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension;
  • Put together a trip to Fallon for a tour of the Frey Ranch Winery and Distillery;
  • Arranged a tour to the Jacobs Family Berry Farm in Gardnerville;
  • Coordinated a Lawn Replacement Forum that provided information on draught-sensitive landscaping alternatives from Wendy Hanson Mazet, Master Gardner Coordinator with UN Cooperative Extension.
  • Provided a forum for showing the movie “DamNation” and a discussion on the future of water management lead by Daniel P Beard, former Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation and author of Deadbeat Dams.


For questions please contact Katherine Winans at or 267-0539
or contact Vicki Bates at or 790-0721