2016-2020 Initiatives

Fiscal Partner for GBENN

greenUP! is the fiscal partner for the Green Business Engagement National Network (GBENN), a consortium of unique local, state-wide and national green business programs from across the United States.

Facilitate Golden Pinecone Awards

greenUP! to act as fiscal partner for GREENevada to manage the legacy Golden Pinecone Sustainability Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2019.

Launch Green Business Program for Nevada

It is greenUP!’s desire to faciliate and help launch a green business program capabily for the State of Nevada.

Recent Works

Latest Blog

greenUP! receives NDEP Recycling Grant for green dining district

GreenUP!, a 501c3 organization that provides environmental education for businesses, receives a $20,000 grant from The Nevada Department of Conservation & Natural Resources’ Division of Environmental Protection’s (NDEP) Recycling Program. Funds will be used to pilot the launch of a green dining district in Carson City that will provide recycling guides to 30 restaurants on

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Speakers Selected for GBENN Summit 2018

Join us for the 3rd National GBENN Summit taking place on November 8-9, 2018 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Green business programs interested in networking, learning, and sharing best green business engagement strategies for success should plan on attending. See Summit Agenda and Summit Details including registration link.  

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Nominations Open for 2019 Golden Pinecone Sustainability Awards

greenUP! and GREENevada are seeking nominations for the annual Golden Pinecone Sustainability Awards.  Winners will be chosen in each of the following eight (8) categories: Individual (Volunteer, Agency Representative or Public Figure) Nonprofit Organization or Federal/State Agency Small Business Medium to Large Business Youth Leadership Educational Programming Educator Sustainability Milestone(s) To submit a nomination please

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Webinar: Understanding “Best for” Programs – July 18 at 11AM PT

The 3rd and final webinar in the 3-part Webinar series cohosted by GBENN and B Lab covers the following: How are B Corp programs structured? What is their intended outcome? How do GBENN members get involved with these efforts locally? What are lessons learned from New York, Philadelphia and Colorado? Presenters: Hardik Savalia, B Lab;

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Webinar: Understanding B Corp Certification – May 12 at 11AM PDT 

The first webinar in a 3-part series answers the basic questions about becoming a B Corp: What does it take?  How does it fit in with the legal ‘benefit corporation’ form?  How does it overlap or differ from green business certification?  How do B Corps interact with one another? Uncover the basics of B Corp

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Become a Member of GBENN Today

Membership is now open for 2017! GBENN membership provides green business programs, municipalities, non-profits, individuals and corporations with inspiration, best practices, and models for success. Membership dues will help fund key initiatives, education programs and the GBENN National Summit.  Visit the GBENN Site to find out criteria for becoming a member.

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GBENN 2016 Summit Presentations Ready for Download

The presentations from the 2nd GBENN Summit held last October are ready to download from the GBENN site.  There were six sessions and two keynotes.

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