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

Latest Blog

Week 4 – Plastic Free July

Using what you’ve learned during greenUP’s campaign for Plastic Free July, make one change in your life that will contribute to saving the planet and minimizing plastic usage. This can be on a smaller scale, like minimizing usage of plastic bottles, or on a larger scale. Let us know what you do! Michelle Zhang, summer

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Plastic Free July – Week 3

This week we are looking at the global impact of plastic! The three challenges for this week focus around sharing news, articles and videos relating to plastic and the current situation in the world. Share this post with friends and encourage them to do some research as well!  Watch The Story of Plastic, a short

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Green Dining Banner Promotion – July 26 – August 1

As part of its Plastic Free July campaign, greenUP! is offering a $1-off discount at participating green dining district restaurants for community members that join the Clean Plate Club. This is part of greenUP!’s Week 2 Challenge where people were asked to find ways to help out in their community.  Plastic Free July is an

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Plastic Free July – Week 2

It’s Week 2 of #PlasticFreeJuly, and this week we’re focusing on how you can help out in your community. Below are ideas to help you gain inspiration, so do what you’re interested in! We’d love to hear what you’re planning to do. Did you know that many of the plastic products we use every day

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greenUP! Plastic Free July Campaign 2021

Meet Michelle Zhang. She’s greenUP!’s summer intern from Nueva High School in San Mateo, CA. Michelle designed this year’s Plastic Free July campaign for greenUP! Each week Michelle will be taking on plastic-free July challenges and sharing her experience on greenUP!’s Facebook and Instagram.  We invite the public to take on Week 1 Challenges (below):

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July 22 Webinar: Employees and Buildings – Office Spaces on the Move

This webinar hosted by the Sustainable Building Coalition and Nevada Green Business Network addresses the practical challenges of a remote workforce. How do we continue to engage employees in sustainability practices? Are there ways that employees can reduce energy, water and waste from home? How do we keep enthusiasm alive for sustainability as a work

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greenUP! Hosts Metal Manufacturer & Finisher’s Training – July 14 – October 6

greenUP!, announces a FREE training for metal manufacturers and finishers. The training is VIRTUAL on seven Wednesdays beginning on July 14 and ending on October 6th. The training will address the many challenges that Metal Manufacturers and Finishers face in today’s marketplace including managing hazardous materials, compliance with environmental inspections and regulations and marketplace competitiveness.

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NV Green Business Network

Last November, greenUP! and WNC announced the Nevada Green Business Network and website. (NVGBN) is a coalition of organizations that came together to offer a statewide green business certification program.  Partners include greenUP!, Western Nevada College, Envirolution, GreenACTnv, GRN Vision, Incline Village General Improvement District, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, and Nevada Division of Environmental Protection.

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Support Your Green Dining District Restaurants

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 own home, the packaging waste of these take away meals has been adding up. We encourage customers to refuse plastic-ware

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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 Plastic Free July, 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 infographic below! Where

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