2016-2020 Initiatives

Carson Street Green Dining District

greenUP!works with restaurants to measure their waste streams and encourages them to recycle and find alternatives to landfill disposal.

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

WNC and greenUP! partnered to launch a green business program capabily for the State of Nevada.

Recent Works

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Plastic Free July Challenge 3: Plastic-Free Grocery Shopping

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In Weeks 1 and 2 of Plastic Free July, we learned about plastics and plastic waste. This week, we’ll focus on learning how to reduce our plastic footprint and take our sustainable waste management a step beyond recycling. From here out, we’ll be focusing on the other “Rs” of sustainability– Rethinking, Reducing, Refusing, Replacing, and Reusing! Our challenge

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Where Does Our Plastic Waste Go?

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Have you ever wondered where your plastic waste goes once it gets picked up on curbside collection day? We were curious too! For this week’s Plastic Free July discussion, we did some research to create this local guide that tracks plastic waste from our homes and businesses in Carson City on their journey. Browse the

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DIY Presence of Plastics Audit

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Week Two of greenUP!’s Plastic Free July is centered on sources of plastic in our own lives. To aid in this weekly discussion, we have put together an at-home or at-work Plastics Audit that anyone can conduct to observe plastics in the wild!   Download this PDF to play along:  Presence of Plastics Audit Don’t forget

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Plastic Free July

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greenUP! is proud to announce our participation in Plastic Free July, an international awareness month focused on the environmental and health impacts of plastic pollution. We, the greenUP! staff, will be taking on plastic-free challenges and reflecting upon what it means to reduce plastic consumption in our lives–– We invite you to join us! Each

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Good Day Carson Interview

Did you catch greenUP! Board President, Donna Walden, on Good Day Carson? Follow the link to see her interview and learn about our Green Dining Stimulus plan!

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Support Local Restaurants and Reduce Plastic Pollution

Starting May 20th, greenUP! will feature a special program to help customers support local businesses while reducing their environmental footprint. Due to COVID-19 measures, restaurants have shifted their focus from in-house dining services to offer more takeout options. While these to-go programs allow customers to enjoy local foods from the comfort and safety of their

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Earth Day Tips for Restaurants

greenUP! encourages restaurants to follow tips on the Earth Day info-graphic to restore and protect the Earth. Download Earth Day Tips for Restaurants

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Happy Earth Day 2020

Carson City green dining district restaurants are doing some great work to reduce their waste streams. They encourage the public to reduce waste also. Together, we can reduce waste and help Nevada achieve its climate action goals. See Earth Day Video.

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greenUP! Receives Recycling Grant to Further Carson Street Green Dining District

greenUP! announced it has received a $12,898 grant from the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) Bureau of Sustainable Materials Management 2020 Recycling Grant Program. The grant is designed to increase recycling, public awareness of the importance of conserving natural resources, and encourage the reduction, reuse and recycling of solid waste in Nevada. greenUP! will use

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New Green Dining District Intern

Sierra Jickling has joined greenUP! as the Green Dining District intern. She joined in January 2020 after graduating in 2019 from the University of Nevada, Reno with degrees in Environmental Science and Psychology. While in college, she served for one year as the Director of Sustainability for the Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN),

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Kolo 8 News coverage of stainless steel cups at Nevada Day

Kolo 8 included the sustainability focus for Nevada Day including the stainless steel cups purchased to reduce waste at this year’s Nevada Day. See Kolo8NewsNow clip.

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Food Waste Audit

To be part of the Carson City green dining district, restaurants much agree to have a baseline waste stream measure. This helps determine what foods become waste.

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CarsonNOW article about Green Dining District

Read coverage from CarsonNow about the new Green Dining District made possible from the Nevada Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) Recycling grant.  

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