Author Archives: GREENUP

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

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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 the proceeds to continue the Carson Street Green Dining District pilot that was funded by NDEP in 2019.

“The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection is proud to support GreenUP! In its efforts to promote sustainable dining in Carson City,” said NDEP Administrator Greg Lovato. “Local solutions like recycling and managing food and other restaurant waste can add up to big improvements for our environment and maintain Nevada’s leadership in creating clean, healthy, and vibrant communities.”

“The goals for the Carson Street Green Dining District for 2020 are to add 10 new restaurants to the program and to continue support for the original 10 restaurants brought into the program in 2019,” said Donna Walden, Board president for greenUP! and leader of the Green Dining District program. “We found that each restaurant has unique waste challenges and we want to partner with them to address potential solutions.”

Please see full article coverage in CarsonNow article.


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

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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 towards the cost of a meal (deal varies).  On the second week of the promo, individual restaurants will be featured on the Green Dining District social media pages and will have a signature drink or special menu item celebrating sustainability. (Note, these items will not be discounted).

Participating restaurants include Arby’s, Artisan Café, Battle Born Social, Flavors of India, Gather, Scoups Ice Cream and Soup Bar, So Juicy and Squeeze In. To see more details about the banner promotion, check the greenUP! Facebook page daily to see what’s on special for that day.


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New Green Dining District Intern

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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), and pursued projects related to composting, plastic waste reduction, and fossil fuel finance abatement. She is most proud of introducing a fee-free public transportation pilot program, which began serving university students and faculty in 2019. She has been an advocate of sustainability and greener living for as long as she can remember, and has experience working as an activist, volunteer, and employee with a variety of environmental movers and shakers during her time growing up in Reno. She is excited to embark upon even more sustainability projects with greenUP!

In her free time, Sierra likes to explore outside or test out new hobbies. Her current interests include bread baking, botany, and pottery.


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Home Means Carson Show with Donna Walden

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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

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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

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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

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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 CarsonNow about sustainability efforts for the 2019 Nevada Day.


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Nevada Day commemorative cup

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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!

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


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Food Waste Audit

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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.