Desert Research Institute's GreenPower Program

Join the DRI GreenPower Today

For more information on the DRI's Research Foundation GreenPower program contact:

Fayth Ross
GreenPower Outreach Administrator
Desert Research Institute
(775) 673-7412

GreenPower is clean energy generated from renewable resources such as solar, wind, geothermal and biomass sources.

What is conscious living?

Conscious living practices involve teaching our children how to incorporate environmental stewardship and sustainability of our earth's natural resources into their daily lives.

What is the DRI GreenPower Program

The Desert Research Institute's GreenPower Program mission is to support and promote educating Nevada's PreK-12 students in renewable energy and incorporating conscious living practices into their daily lives.

The DRI GreenPower program works with Nevada's K-12 educators to implement energy conservation concepts and practices into the classroom and also provides ideas, books and hands-on teaching tools to help students learn about and use green power. You can see a list of schools that participate in the program here.

The DRI GreenPower program has also installed permanent solar panels and wind turbines at select school sites to help students learn first-hand how renewable energy is generated. DRI's GreenPower provides teachers with renewable energy knowledge and resources, including an annual teacher training and assistance with special projects. All of these services are 100% free to the school.

Since its inception in 2000, DRI's GreenPower Program has been a partnership between DRI (Desert Research
Institute), volunteer committee members, NV Energy and their customers.

How can I Help Nevada's kids Grow up Green?

When you volunteer to add a few dollars to your monthly electric bill, you are giving the knowledge of renewable energy and conscious living to Nevada's future power customers. When they grow up to be consumers, they will be able to make cleaner, greener decisions for their own homes and businesses.

DRI's GreenPower Program is funded by the generosity of people like you. For just a few dollars a month, you can help students learn about GreenPower topics. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law and your individual tax situation.

You can cancel your DRI GreenPower Program donation at any time by calling customer service at (Minimum six month commitment required. After six months, you can participate on a month-to-month basis and cancel at any time):

Northern Nevada
Southern Nevada
(775) 834-4444
(702) 402-5555

Gifts to DRI's GreenPower Program are made through the DRI GreenPower Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law and your individual tax situation.

You can join by downloading and filling out this brochure.

Alternately you can join DRI's GreenPower Program today on this page.