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

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

Recent Works

Latest Blog

WNC creates internship program for Nevada Green Business Program

Western Nevada College hired Erica Gallegos to manage the GreenBizTracker database and to supervise WNC interns who will be hired for the Nevada Green Business Program. See article in CarsonNOW.  

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Job Posting for Green Dining District

Internship or part-time job – Carson City, NV Assist with the Carson Street Green Dining District. UP to 500 hours at $15/hour. To apply: Send a resume and cover letter to info@greenupnow.biz before December 13, 2019. Explain in cover-letter your interest in environmental work. Position will close as soon as a suitable candidate is hired.

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greenUP! leads sustainability efforts for Nevada Day 2019

greenUP! worked together with the Nevada Day organizers, Nevada Recycles, Waste Management, Incline Village General Improvement District – Drink Tahoe,Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces, Muscle Powered, Carson Demolition and Desert Pigs to form a green team to make this years Nevada Day a more sustainable event. See CarsonNow article by Kelsey Penrose from

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Green dining district organizer to speak at Carson City Democratic luncheon

The featured speaker at the Democratic luncheon on September 16 will be Donna Walden, President of GreenUP!, a nonprofit that has established a green dining district along Carson Street. The district’s purpose is to help restaurants reduce all waste streams, with a strong focus on food waste. Accompanying her will be Angela Bullentini Wolf of

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Nevada Day commemorative cup

See Channel 2 news clip on the commemorative cup offered by the Nevada Day organizers and greenUP! to help make Nevada Day a more sustainable event.  

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Nevada Green Business Program Announced!

Read Nevada Appeal article by Kaleb Roedel on Nevada Green Business Program.

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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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Green Dining District Training

On May 21st, Carson City restaurants convened for a green dining district training about how to reduce their waste streams and save money.  Restaurants in the program received plaques.

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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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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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