Itronics, Green Technology

Imagine a World Without Waste

by Corrine Casanova Most people cannot imagine a world without waste. However, the concept of zero waste is nothing new to Dr. John Whitney, CEO of Itronics, Inc., a “creative green technology” company headquartered in Reno, NV. Not only has Dr. Whitney imagined a world without waste, he’s creating it by taking hazardous toxic waste…

Publisher's Letter

Publisher’s Letter

 by Chris O’Sullivan Well, summer’s almost here! I’m starting to believe that Reno should be included in The Pacific Northwest. After a really wet spring, I’m hoping for a fantastic summer. This month we’re taking a look at our transportation infrastructure. After what seems like an indeterminately long time, the SouthEast Connector will be opening…

The SouthEast Connector: Connecting Communities and Improving Mobility

The SouthEast Connector: Connecting Communities and Improving Mobility

     by Corrine Casanova Aerial photos of the SouthEast Connector from 2016 and 2018. Here are the links for the May 2016 & May 2018 flyover videos from the RTC. Link to both videos: http://www.southeastconnector.com/videos/ The long-anticipated SouthEast Connector is slated to open July 6, 2018. This is a Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County road…

Who Owns the Rain?

Who Owns the Rain?

by Craig A. Ruark In nearly every part of the world and most of the U.S. when it rains, people take advantage of the heavenly gift and in many cases capture the precious liquid in rain barrels or cisterns for later use. However, in Nevada, it is illegal to capture the rain because it is…

Five Ways the Millennial Mindset Can Inspire Nevada Workplaces

Five Ways the Millennial Mindset Can Inspire Nevada Workplaces

by Mikalee Byerman Think “Millennials,” and chances are, a variety of stereotypes quickly come into crystal-clear focus: Killing long-established industries; obsessed with craft cocktails and beanies; shirking tradition; always focused on Snapchat or Reddit or whatever the platform du jour happens to be. Sound familiar? If so, perhaps it’s time to think of the stereotype…

Made in Nevada…Stays in Nevada…Building Panasonic

Made in Nevada…Stays in Nevada…Building Panasonic

by Corrine Casanova Panasonic is a nearly 100-year-old global company with headquarters in Japan, but when it comes to lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing for Tesla vehicles, they are absolutely made in Nevada. There are divisions of Panasonic all over the USA with different functions and specific focuses. Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is their…