As a student at Truckee Meadows Community College, Celeste Tinajero first became keyed into environmental action when she joined the Eco Warriors club in 2011, during her student years at Reed High School. The club wanted to make a lasting impact on the school so they competed a couple of times to win grant money to make Reed High School more sustainable. They won first place ($12,000) to renovate their outdated and wasteful bathrooms then won second place the next year ($3,500) to purchase a Brita Hydration Station.