Thursday, April 13, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM PDT
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Great Basin Brewing Company (Taps and Tanks) 
1155 S Rock Blvd #490
Reno, NV 89502

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  City of Reno receives GPSA in 2019

City of Reno receives GPSA in 2019.

Nominations Open February 6, 2023

Nominations are open now!.  Please noninate worthy businesses, individuals, and educators before the March 15 deadline. Here's the nomination link.

Need extra space to complete the nomination? Use the nomination long form. 

Award Categories 2023:

  • Educational Program
  • Educator
  • Youth Leadership
  • Nonprofit Organization or Federal/State Agency
  • Individual/Volunteer
  • Sustainable Milestones
  •  Green Dining Establishment
  • Toward Zero Waste
  • Tier 1 Business of the Year
  • Tier 2 Business of the Year
  • Most Innovative Business

Click here for a description of the award categories.


Donna Walden 


Golden Pinecone Sustainability Awards 2023 

The Golden Pinecone Sustainability Awards is a legacy event run for more than 30 years. The awards recognize individuals and organizations for their efforts to make our community environmentally healthy and safe, and to promote sustainable living practices. This year's event will be at Great Basin Brewing Company Taps and Tanks in Reno, NV.

Event History

The Golden Pinecone Ball was started by Tod Bedrosian, Bob Fulkerson, Glenn Miller and Bob Loux to bring the environmental community together as friends and initially to get the community excited about stopping the dump of nuclear waste. The pinecone awards were handmade out of plywood, an ironic twist on formal award ceremonies to honor environmental achievements of the past year.

Past Award Recipients

Click here to see award recipients of past years beginning 1990!