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

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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Green Dining District Restaurants Offer $1 Discount During Carson Street Banner Placement Jan 20 thru Feb 2

greenUP! is promoting  the green dining district by flying a banner that will span Carson Street from January 20 to February 2.  For the first week of the promotion, Green Dining District Restaurants will honor a $1 discount for those that bring their Nevada Day stainless steel commemorative mugs towards either a 16-oz beverage or

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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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Home Means Carson Show with Donna Walden

On October 24, Ms. Walden interviewed with Ken Farley producer of local TV station, Home Means Carson. Walden talked about the sustainability efforts for the upcoming Nevada Day parade on October 26, 2019.  See TV clip.

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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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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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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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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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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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