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Zero-Waste Community Initiative Pilot Project

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Many communities across the country and around the world are working towards zero waste. In 2015 at the 83rd Annual Meeting, the U.S Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution In Support of Municipal Zero Waste Principles and a Hierarchy of Materials Management. In July 2019, the Carson City government implemented mandatory single-stream recycling. This significant progress encourages Carson City residents to recycle more and to increase awareness about recyclable materials. 


However, focusing only on promoting recycling may not resolve all problems in terms of reducing waste. The best approach to our solid waste challenge is to reduce the creation of waste, reduce contaminated recyclable materials, and encourage the reuse of materials. How do we do it? Who are the leading players?





Strategy towards incentivizing a circular economy for Solar Panels in Nevada

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 Lifecycle assessments (LCA) for electricity generation indicate that GHG emissions from renewable energy technologies are, in general, significantly lower than those associated with fossil fuel options.

Solar photovoltaic (P.V.) energy technology production is one of the most promising and mature technologies for renewable technologies. It is currently the third most used renewable energy source in the world after hydro and wind power. 


Global installed P.V. capacity reached around 400 GW at the end of 2017 and is expected to rise to 4500 GW by 2050. Furthermore, according to Greentech, the global solar energy market is expected to reach 422 billion U.S. dollars in 2022 compared to 86 billion U.S. dollars in 2015. Association (SEIA) highlighted that with increased capacity comes increased waste. GreenMatch emphasized that solar panel waste in the U.S. grew from 2016 to 2020 by 100 percent and is expected to hike by 2040.


However, the panels have a limited lifespan of about 25-30 years. Like any industry, the solar industry has unique machinery and equipment; specifically, its photovoltaic (P.V.) cells have silicon, metal, glass, and plastic components that are melded together to create a functioning solar panel. Most component materials could retain their value and can be reused to participate in the circular economy, which aims to keep resources in use and eliminate waste. 


To head off problems with solar waste disposal, we need to make solar power a viable part of the circular economy.



Community Learning on Sustainability Initiative

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Increasing public awareness of sustainability best practices through community learning prepares the public to:

recognize issues,

• understand the potential benefits of addressing such issues,

• equip a community with new knowledge and ways of thinking to tackle the multifaceted problems of economic, social, and environmental sustainability.

• understand the linkage between climate change and adopting sustainability best practices.



We invite you to make a difference!!!

We focus on understanding current knowledge about technologies, innovative ideas, and best practices through collaboration and Community Learning because the sustainability concept requires acquiring current knowledge, systemic and strategic thinking to build a sustainable community that thrives. Also, a well-informed public will support policies and regulations and increase the demand for efficient products and services. 

We believe the public, as consumers, entrepreneurs, members of the community, and policymakers play the greatest role in advancing a sustainable future.

As partners, we can

  • Create and establish a dedicated, community-wide commitment to the principles of sustainability.
  • Promote collective thinking to engage the public in envisioning a more sustainable future for the city and neighborhoods they live 
  • Create a knowledge-sharing platform

Nevada Green Institute is a non-profit organization registered in Nevada, USA. Under Section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code, your donation is fully tax-deductible. Nevada Green Institute’s federal tax ID number (EIN) is 45-5199035.


Thank you for your support.


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For more information about organization sponsorship, please contact:

Aster Girma

Phone: 1(775)-434-8409 | E-mail: [email protected]

Mailing Address: Nevada Green Institute PO.Box 4043 Carson City, NV 89702

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