Upcoming Events

Please join us for a lunch & learn on May 8th by David Carr, Fleet and Facilities Manager for the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County. David has over 30 years of experience in public utility, government, and university fleet and transportation management. Currently, he leads the Fleet and Facilities teams for RTC with 50 compressed natural gas (CNG) paratransit vehicles and over 20 electric Proterra transit buses. RTC has a goal of having a 100% electric fleet by 2035.

Where: Great Basin Brewing Company
5525 S Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89502

Who: Students: $15
Members: $25
Future Members: $30

Save the date for lunchtime talks at Great Basin Brewing Company in Reno on the 2nd Wednesday of the 2nd Month of a Quarter:

August 14, 2019 - Envirolution
November 13, 2019 - TBD
February 12, 2020 - TBD

RSVP to eastern.sierra.awma@gmail.com by Friday, May 3.

 Previous Events


02/13/19. Jenny Arnold with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful

11/14/18. Christi Cakiroglu with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful

09/28/18. Eat, Drink, Connect with A&WMA

08/08/18. Waste Management Recycling Talk - Kendra Kostelecky

06/13/18. Patagonia's Reno Service Center Tour - Megan Sells

05/09/18. Scholarship Award Recipient Talk - Jayne Boehmler

04/11/18. Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Tour - Michael Drinkwater

02/14/18. Washoe County: EPA's Newest Ozone Advance Participant - Daniel Inouye

9/27/17. A&WMA Eastern Sierra Chapter Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner 

7/10/17. SWITCH Facility Tour 

5/24/17.  VOC Emissions from Marijuana Cultivation and Processing - Michael Wolf 

4/12/17.  Environmental Remediation: Unintended Consequences of Drilling on High Profile Projects and the Drilling Techniques that were Used - Brian Redlinger

9/20/16.  An Anecdotal Perspective of the Early Smog Years in the Los Angeles Basin - Mel Zeldin

7/19/16.  Reno Tahoe Clean Cities Coalition - Tabitha Aspling

6/16/16.  University of Nevada, Reno's Hazardous Waste Facility Tour - Chad Stephens and Marty Schwender

5/25/2016.  "A&WMA Scholarship Recipient Presentations" -Ashley Pierce, Sandra Marcela Loria-Salazar and Qian Zhao, all PhD Candidates at the University of Nevada, Reno. 

3/28/2016.  "Nevada Rural Ozone Initiative.  Why every citizen of Nevada should be concerned about ozone" - Mae Sexauer Gustin, Professor, University of Nevada, Reno

10/27/2015.  Webinar: Ozone 101, "Understanding the sources, formation, and health and ecosystem effects"

10/13/2015. "Lunch and Tour of Frank A. Tracy Generating Station"

9/15/2015. "Sustainability and Education: Renewable Energy, Recycling, Energy Efficiency and Transportation" - Jason Geddes, Ph.D. Washoe County School District

8/13/2015. Webinar - "Regulation of Condensable PM - The Big Picture"

6/17/2015. "NV Solar Nexus Project" - Mary Cablk, Associate Research Professor, DRI

5/1/2015. " Aftermass" - Daly Costanza, Cuter Commuter LLC, Geneviene Parker, Reno Bike Project and John Sagebiel, Ph.D., UNR

3/11/2015. "Understanding the Recycling Behaviors and Barriers in Washoe County" - Lee Bryant, WCHD

2/03/2015. "Fighting Fire with Fire" - Alex Hoon, Fire Weather Program Manager, NWS Reno, Issac Powning, FMO/PTO, North Lake Tahoe FPD, Tamara Wall, CEFA, DRI and Julie Hunter, Washoe County AQMD.

1/22/2015. "Valley Pools, Snow Cover and PM2.5" - Dr. Mark C. Green, Research Professor, Atmospheric Science, DRI.

11/18/2014. Webinar - "Are You Ready For RICE".

10/22/2014. "Myths and Realities of Electric Cars" John C. Sagebiel, Ph.D, Assistant Director, EH&S (Environmental Program), UNR

09/16/2014. "Biofuels" Kent Hoekman, Ph.D., DRI.

07/24/2014. "Geothermal Law and Permitting in Public Lands" Mark Demuth, Principal Environmental Planner, Western Cultural Resources Management, Inc. (WCRM), Adjunct Professor, NRES Department, UNR

05/06/2014. "Bicycling in the Truckee Meadows", Janet Phillips, Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway, Julie Hunter, Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance, and Amy Fitch, School of Community Health Sciences, UNR

02/25/2014. "Hot Energy, Smaller Footprint!", Dean R Parker, Executive Director of Facilities, Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Reno, Nevada

10/24/2013. "Mine Closure: Requirements and Challenges", Bruce Holmgren, PE, Chief, Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation, Division of Environmental Protection, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

09/16/2013. "Greeting to our Community: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Single Stream Recycling", Dr. Jason Geddes, City of Reno, Environmental Services Administrator Chair, Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents.

04/05/2013. “Effects of Black and Organic Carbon and Their Emission Inventory Development”, Judith C. Chow, Sc.D. and John G. Watson, Ph.D., DRI.

11/14/12. “Northern Nevada’s Green Building Program: What Does It Mean to Build Green?”, Jess Traver, P.E., Director, Built Green Nevada.

10/9/12. “Ozone Conditions in Rural Nevada”, Dr. Dan Jaffe, University of Washington.

9/19/12. "Tour of Ormat Steamboat Geothermal Facility”.

7/31/12. “Perspectives on Pollutant Market Trading Programs”, Lenny Hochschild of Evolution Markets, Inc.

6/19/12. “NAAQS, New Regulations, Implementation successes and Expectations”, Regulations Panel: Deborah Jordan, Air Director, USEPA Region 9; Bob Bamford, Chief, Bureau of Air Quality Planning, NDEP; and Kevin Dick, Director, Washoe County Health District AWMD.

5/22/12. “Solar Power at Local High Schools and Curriculum Development and Implementation”, Reid Hamilton of Hamilton Solar and Alex Gamboa of Envirolution.

6/28/11. Tour of ElectraTherm’s heat recovery technology.

4/28/11. The Peppermill’s Geothermal Project.

2/16/11. “Mercury Emissions from Mining Operations”, Mike Elges, Nevada Department of Environmental Protection.

1/26/11. Environmental Permitting of Reno’s Brownfields Project”, Josh Fortmann of Kleinfelder.

8/25/10. “Nevada’s Recycle Program”, Chet Sargent, of Nevada Department of Environmental Protection.

7/20/10. “Anticipated Environmental Issues in the 2011 Session”, NV Assemblyman David Bobzien.

7/1/10. ESC’s Participation in Green Summit at UNR Crowley Center.

4/15/10. Facility tour and presentation of “The Cave”, a high-tech theater that displays air dispersion scenarios and other environmental graphical data. At Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Reno.

3/18/10. “The Challenges Associated with the Changing Face of Natural Resources in Nevada”, Allen Biaggi, Director, State of Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

11/13/09. “Meeting the Climate Change Challenge”, Greg Odegard of Terra-Gen Operating Company.

9/21/09. “Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory for the University of Nevada, Reno”, John C Sagebiel, Ph.D., University of Nevada.

Meeting Suggestions, Requests, and Offers
We welcome suggestions of events that our members would like the Chapter to present. Also, we are always receptive to offers to present and sponsor at an event. Please contact our Program Chairperson with your suggestions and offers.

Meeting Announcements

The Eastern Sierra Chapter offers to send email announcements of upcoming ESC meetings and events to members, colleagues, potential members and to others. If you would like to receive meeting announcements, please contact our Program Chair:

Program Chair, Eastern Sierra Chapter
Brendan Schnieder
Email: bschnieder@washoecounty.us