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

Tahoe Truckee Green Lodging Workshop – May 11 & 12

  Hotels, Lodges and member of the hospitality industry are invited to a FREE Green Lodging VIRTUAL Workshop on May 11 and 12, 2021. Learn best practices in energy efficiency, food and waste management, customer engagement, and sustainable transportation. Join a green business program and save money while operating at the highest environmental efficiency. Learn

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May 20 Webinar: Yard-Worthy Native Pollinator Plants and Why They’re Important

Kevin Burls, Integrated Pest Management Educator for the University of Nevada Extension will make a presentation on the significant ecological role of pollinating insects and the threats these pollinators face. Kevin will explore which plants in our homes provide a safe habitat for them and what flowers visiting pollinating insects need on the landscape. Co-presenter

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The Current Drought in Nevada – How did it develop and how can you prepare for the summer?

State Climatologist, Dr. Stephanie McAfee discusses what causes drought and how we can be better prepared for the future. You can watch the recorded webinar on this link.

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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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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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CarsonNOW article about Green Dining District

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

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